Ambition Coach

3rd Floor, Civic Centre 2, City Centre
£20,661 - £25,951 per annum
25 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
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Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern

Routes to Ambition is supported by the European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020.


The WRL Service is based within the LA and consists of a small team of staff who work on behalf of schools to manage work-related learning provision off site for 13-19 year-old learners, particularly those who are most at risk of becoming disengaged from learning and of becoming NEET. This provision complements and extends learning provision in schools. Our aim is to significantly impact upon participation, levels of progress, achievement and promote the social inclusion of all 13-19 year olds.

Routes to Ambition is an exciting new programme which we are part of and that will ensure 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.

We are looking to appoint a person who will 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 YP proceeds through the Routes to Ambition 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.

37 hours per week. Flexi Time. This is a fixed term contract until December 2019.

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.


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements) and a generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Interview Date

27th September 2017

Equalities Statement

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.

Key Requirements

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.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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Job Description and Person Specification

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