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Employment and Skills Coach

Christchurch, Dorset (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Contract (2 Years )
Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a forward-thinking Employment and Skills Coach to join our team inBournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. You will be part of a new and exciting project that will focus on supporting customers into Green Skills employment opportunities.   

This is a full time, fixed term role for 2 years, with a mix of working from home, office and out in the community. 

The starting salary is £30,000 to £35,000 depending on your experience. 

The Role: 

You will be working on a new Green Skills Project that is funded by the HACT Green Skills Partnership. The aim of the project is to support customers into green employment opportunities in the BCP area. ​ 

This is an incredibly rewarding role in which you'll coach customers to achieve their work aspiration, either gaining qualifications or returning to, or finding better work in green sector's. 

It's a real opportunity to help customers to maintain their tenancies, maximise their opportunities and improve their quality of life as well as support the development of our employment and skills service.  

You'll be: 

  • Providing green skills focused information, advice, and guidance services to a caseload of identified or referred customers, supporting them to access employability provision, training, work-placements, sustainable work, and better work opportunities 
  • Developing a strong network of support agencies and providers 
  • Implementing a blended approach of advice and guidance by utilising a combination of digital, phone and direct delivery 
  • Developing personalised needs-led action plans in partnership with customers that outlines personal needs and goals, enabling them to develop the skills they need to seek, secure and sustain employment 
  • Effectively utilising internal and external commissioning and partnership opportunities 

What we're looking for: 

  • You should have a passion for green skills and be excited to support customers to improve their knowledge and understanding about the vast employment opportunities and progression that the green skills sector can offer​
  • You should have demonstrable experience from a similar role with good knowledge of the local labour market and green skills. 
  • The skills and passion to work with customers in a solution focused way, creating and supporting the delivery of action plans that create positive and sustainable change  
  • Effective collaboration, the ability to quickly build positive relationships with customers as well as the job centre and other local employment support networks 
  • An enjoyment of understanding customer needs and hopes for the future, helping to extend their thinking about what they can do to sustain their tenancy through employment while achieving their work goals 
  • A flexible and positive attitude with the ability to self-manage, prioritising and managing multiple caseloads 
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching people to realise and achieve their potential 

A full UK driving licence and access to your own transport is essential as some travel throughout the region may be required. 

A basic DBS check will also be undertaken for the successful candidate.  

What you can expect from us:  

As a member of the CommunitiesTeam you will be part of a friendly, motivated and supportive working environment.  

We invest in our people, and you will be able to develop your skills and be part of something that makes a real difference to people's lives. This role can give you the opportunity for a career within a successful and diverse organisation. 

We have some great benefits on offer at SNG, including: 

  • £450 yearly flexible benefit pot to use against benefits of your choice 
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days) 
  • Chance to buy or sell holiday as part of our flexible benefits package 
  • Generous matched pension scheme up to 12% and life cover at 4x salary
  • Access to 24/7 virtual GP service
  • Wellbeing discounts including gym memberships
  • Options for private medical insurance, dental insurance and critical illness cover 

About us: 

It's an exciting time to be a part of the team as Sovereign have joined forces with Network Homes to form SNG (Sovereign Network Group). Together we provide over 84,000 homes and invest in communities across London and the South of England. Our purpose is to provide good affordable homes in thriving communities that people love for generations. 

We invest for the long term, in individual homes, our customers and work with partners to make a lasting difference to our neighbourhoods. Sovereign Network Group's financial strength will enable us to meet housing needs, regenerate places and build on the existing strengths in our communities. 

We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at SNG. Take a look at our careers site to learn more about us and our values. 

Posted by
Sovereign Network Group View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 30 May 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: 6154
Tags: Advice, Information, Human Resources, Training, Social Work

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