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Ambition Coventry is an exciting programme that is ensuring young people in Coventry get the best start in life through high-quality support into job opportunities.
You will deliver a first class service by working with a wide range of partners.You will harness enthusiasm, skills and experience to support young people who are disengaged, or at risk of disengagement, into jobs. At least 2,300 young people will receive personalised support to meet their needs.
We are looking for people who are able to demonstrate that they can work with young people who face real difficulties and disadvantage in life. You will know how to build their confidence so that they can achieve and know how to challenge them when they need to raise their game.
You will engage, motivate and support each person. You will act as a central point of contact and as a critical friend as the young person proceeds through the Ambition Coventry model of Engagement, Transformation and Sustained Participation.
Your work will be target driven and you will need to demonstrate you can achieve outcomes that can get young people into sustained jobs.
Ambition Coventry is a Youth Employment Initiative funded through the European Social Fund
Please be aware the competency questions in the application form will be the core of your application assessment, please answer with as much information as possible.
37 hours per week. Flexi Time. This is a fixed term contract until 31 July 2018.
Interview Date: Friday 12th May 2017
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
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