Leicester, Leicester
£25,295 - £28,785 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Progression Coach: £25,295 - £28,785



5 days / 37.5 hours a week



Are you passionate about learning and employment as a transformational experience for people impacted by homelessness?


St Mungo’s Recovery College is a pioneering service helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society to move forward in their lives and into work. We’re looking for dynamic and committed people to lead our new Recovery College in Leicester.  


It’s an exciting time to join our Recovery College programme. This will be the first Recovery College opened by St Mungo’s in a new area and is part of an initiative to develop new Recovery Colleges across the country.  Read more about this on our website.


The Recovery College will be co-located at the Dawn Centre, and activities also run from other sites, so that it is as accessible as possible to the people who will most benefit.


The College will provide a programme of courses as well as one-to-one support to enable people to progress. Our clients are empowered to design and deliver courses themselves, and to take up volunteering opportunities within the service to gain further experience and confidence.


As the Progression Coach you will be responsible for:

  • The engagement and progression of clients at the Recovery College

  • Providing high-quality, individualised coaching, enabling clients to achieve personal learning, training and employment goals

  • Signing up clients to our activities and referring to external provision and services

  • Maintaining positive and effective relationships with volunteers, community groups, service providers and local employers  


To succeed, you will have:

  • Experience of providing personalised advice, coaching and support to individuals facing homelessness or other forms of social exclusion

  • Experience of managing a caseload, keeping meticulous paper and electronic records

Ability to achieve and maintain high quality standards in the delivery of support to a vulnerable client group


In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of their personal and professional development.


It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.


Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.


Closing date:  10.00am, 7 October 2019

Interview and Assessment date: TBC (date will be after 17 October)

Start date for this role: January 2020

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Posted on: 19 September 2019
Closed date: 07 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy