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Employment & Skills Coach Vacancy


Employment & Skills Coach

SALARY:                               (£ 19,500 – 23,500)

Contract:                               37 hours per week – until December 2023.

This post is part funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Purpose of Job:

  • To organise and deliver functional skills training including; English mathematics, and ICT skills
  • Assist learners to increase their abilities and progress into further training and employment opportunities including sustainable jobs. The successful applicant will be working on the Ambition2 project.



Responsible for: 

  • All learners participating in the programme
  • Understanding of online and face to face learning platforms
  • Engage and support learners to meet Outputs and Results


  • Engage, Register, complete initial action plans with clients
  • Complete learner assessments, appropriate documentation and gather evidence required
  • Encourage and motivate the learner toward the completion of the Initial Assessment.
  • Use information provided by referral source to support assessment.
  • Use appropriate Initial Interview to assist learners identify their existing skills, work experience, interests and job goals.
  • Using the Initial assessment material, assess levels of competency within literacy and numeracy.
  • To obtain and record detailed information regarding the learners’ skills level, short, medium and long-term aims.
  • Give positive feedback and motivate participants
  • Negotiate, design and implement an Individual Learning Plan with each learner. Regularly assess, monitor, review, evaluate and adjust the Individual Learning Plan when necessary, taking into account Functional Skills Infrastructure.
  • Provide underpinning knowledge, mapped to the Functional Skills standards and Curriculum
  • Create new learning material to meet the needs of the learner.
  • Provide a supportive role and motivate learners to successfully overcome the barriers to gaining employment.
  • Assist learners to realise life and employability goals. Utilise services on hand such as Employment Services and National Careers Service.
  • Cement strong links with Employment Advisors, in order to best help learners.
  • Promote and maintain effective communications within your own unit and others, including outside agencies such as Job Centre Plus, Schools, and especially learners.
  • Build up communications with learners; take a helpful and positive approach with a caring and considerate manner.
  • Participate in training sessions and meetings – internal and external – when required to do so.
  • Be a team member, helping colleagues at all times.
  • Carry out all organisational instructions: follow work instructions regarding all areas of work.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Carry out administrative processes according to WATCH systems.
  • Take responsibility for the content and relevance of individual learner files.
  • Learner’s files should clearly identify SMART objectives.
  • Management information will be extracted from these files, so needs to be efficient and accurate.
  • Provide performance and management information as required.

Ensure all marketing materials are current, of an excellent quality and informative; in order to attract learner and promote this provision and referrals from other organisations and agencies.

  • To achieve success, maximise the contract by the achievement of all targeted starts.
  • Complete Individual Learning Plans to show the aspirations and goals of learners have been achieved.
  • Increase levels of literacy and numeracy by 100%.
  • Promote accredited training and lifelong learning throughout.


Person Specification



  1. A degree in Teacher Education (ITET) or certificate in Teaching Adult’s qualification such as; PTTLS L3 (AET)
  2. Information Advice & Guidance IAG L3 or equivalent


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of effectively teaching ESOL, literacy and numeracy to Adults
  • Experience of devising courses to meet needs of specific groups and individuals, and producing appropriate learning and assessment materials.
  • Experience of teaching ESOL
  • Experience of delivering employment support, advice and guidance


  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to motivate and support learners
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills and proven ability to maintain up to date, accurate portfolios and student records.
  • Excellent communications skills


  • Knowledge of the current national developments in literacy and numeracy teaching and learning
  • Practical understanding of how literacy and numeracy courses at pre entry and entry level can widen participation amongst those who have previously missed out on education


  • A can do attitude
  • Flexible and a positive
  • Responsible


  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Experience of teaching the OCR curriculum at entry level



All staff are expected to:

  • positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and Learners in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Policy
  • help to maintain a safe working environment by:

– following local codes of safe working practices and the Health and Safety policy

– undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be requested by the Centre Manager


Email a copy of your CV to

Closing date:       Friday 23rd April 2021 at 5PM