Why we exist
ThinkForward exists to empower young people to create better and brighter futures. We want them to be able to identify, realiseand shape their aspirations and be ready to make a successful transition into work.
Young people experiencing barriers such as challenging relationships, living in low-income households, or growing up in areas with a lack of access to opportunities can be confronted with hurdles. Without the right support these can lead to high risks of unemployment and long-term effects on their career and life chances.
There are more than 800,000 16-24-yearolds in the UK who aren’t at school or college, or don’t have a job or training place. Our ambition is to prevent young people becoming one of these statistics. In 2021 we will be supporting more than 1000 young people.
What we do
We run two programmes that young people to gain the independence, skills and confidence they need to fulfil their potential and have happy and successful futures. In an ever-changing world we support them to prepare for their move to adulthood, the working world and the start of the rest of their lives.
Overview of the role
The FutureMe programme provides young people with personalised one-to-one coaching and group activities, as well as exposure to the world of work and enrichment activities to broaden their horizons and provide experience of the workplace.
The key to our success is our highly skilled coaches who build consistent, trusted relationships with their young people.Coaching enables young people to overcome challenges holding them back from achieving their potential and guides them onto a successful pathway into employment and adulthood. Our young people are supported by FutureMefor five years, from 13 to 18 years old.
Coaches run the FutureMeprogramme within one of our schools and the local community, ensuring that quality and impact are achieved. They are also responsible for managing successful relationships with their partner school and businesses.
Interested candidates should read the job information pack attached to this advert. To apply please submit your CV and a cover via charityjobs.Your cover letter should outline your suitability for the role as described in theperson specification. Early applications are encouraged as we are keen to recruit into this role within the next few weeks and will be looking at applications as they arrive.