Career Coach (CCL-171)
Career Coach (CCL-171)
Fixed-term contract until December 2019
Closing date: 14th January 2017, midnight
Are you a highly effective, proactive and inspiring individual who is passionate about making a difference? If so,
St Giles Trust is looking for an experienced Career Coach to work on a cutting edge new project that will make a significant difference to many disadvantaged employed people and, in return, take your career to the next level.
About St Giles Trust
A well-established charity that helps people facing sever disadvantage to find jobs, homes and the right support they need; helping them to become positive contributors to local communities and wider society.
An integral part of St Giles Trust’s future plans is a two-year pilot project that will be delivered in partnership with key stakeholders in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. This innovative project aims to tackle the critical issues of low pay and poor quality employment, plus help to support disadvantaged employed people improve their skills, income and prospects.
About this exciting opportunity
Our successful candidate will focus on carrying out promotional, marketing and recruitment activities to engage participants, plus building strong relationships with key partners and stakeholders. From your allotted caseload, you will carry out skills and employment assessments and work closely with participants to produce realistic and customised individual plans that are regularly reviewed and updated. This will also see you provide coaching, encouragement, motivation and creative solutions, where needed, to help them progress.
A key requirement is developing a good rapport with participants to establish a relationship built on trust and to identify the complex issues that are preventing them from improving their work situation, while you will also be expected to support participants to navigate and access local services, specialist support and skills provision.
To secure this role, you must have:
• Strong experience of successfully supporting disadvantaged people into sustainable employment
• A proven track record of sourcing and supporting participants to access employment, training, personal development opportunities and other specialist support (housing, substance misuse, mental health)
• An impressive background of career coaching and a sound understanding of career adaptability
• The ability to apply a creative approach to planning programmes and activities that support the development of those already in work to improve their circumstances and employment situation
• Outstanding communication, interpersonal and organisational abilities
• Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and this role may close prior to the closing date.