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My Options - Casual Skills Coach

Telford & Wrekin Council
£12.00 (£13.44 inc holiday pay)
Closing date
30 Sep 2024

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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern

Job Details

“Be aspirational and think beyond the obvious to enable young people to reach their full potential”

 Are you passionate about breaking down barriers to support people to live a more fulfilling life?


Do you want a great job that really makes a difference, enhances people’s lives and instils skills for life?

Then this could be the job for you.

A Skills Coach’s role is to provide enjoyable and stimulating activities for young people with additional needs, whilst helping them to develop their levels of independence, skills set, enjoyment of life and providing parents/carers with a valuable service that they rely on so much. 

Whether you are looking for a rewarding role enabling vulnerable young people, a flexible working pattern to fit around you, or an opportunity to gain skills and experience in the health and social care sector, becoming a contracted Skills Coach could be the perfect position for you. 

You will be able to demonstrate a proactive approach, the ability to think creatively to provide fun and stimulating support and a willingness to adapt and change as we develop to meet new innovations and challenges within the care sector. 

As a Skills Coach you will invariably work with the young person you’re supporting on a 1:1 basis, accessing a range of activities in the community, supported by a dedicated team who are committed to providing an excellent service to the young people who access our service, and their families and carers.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and highly successful team, supporting young people with learning and physical disabilities, which will include behaviours that challenge, to access a range of regular and adhoc leisure activities.  

Whilst previous experience and drivers are preferred, this is not essential.  

What you will receive from us 

  • Flexible working pattern
  • Expert training, that you will be paid to do and opportunities to develop your skills
  • Excellent support and ongoing supervision.
  • Free DBS
  • Refer A Friend Scheme - £150 for every friend you successfully refer to us
  • The opportunity to join a team that is fully committed to support people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
  • Outstanding terms and conditions, including 
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The great opportunities to progress within our team
  • A truly rewarding career

Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

 At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

A CV Template is available if you do not already have a CV.

Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Job Description & Person Specification
Job Summary


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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy commitments and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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01952 380000
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central

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