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The Employment & Skills Service is part of Coventry City Council. We work with a range of delivery partners to provide a wide portfolio of top quality support to Coventry residents of all ages who are looking for work. We work with partners across the city and our Employer Hub actively works with local employers to generate opportunities for local people.
Our friendly and welcoming Job Shop is situated in Coventry City Centre. We are here to support all Coventry residents to search for employment, training, apprenticeships and work placements. People can explore a wide range of local vacancies that are updated daily and access training opportunities.
We also provide ground-breaking specialist support for local residents who face multiple and sometimes complex barriers that make it hard for them to find a job. The Job Shop and our exciting range of specialist employment support programmes are among the very best support available in the UKWhat is the job role?
Supported by the European Social Fund 2014-2020
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Employment and Skills Service and be part of our Succeed ESF provision to ensure Coventry residents receive high quality and personalised support, enabling them to move closer to and into good quality employment.
As a Job Coach you will provide advice and support to Coventry residents in economically disadvantaged groups to overcome barriers to work and become economically active, referring clients to appropriate services.
You will have a passion to help others by effective job coaching and supporting people into work.
The role involves
- Supporting customers to pursue their employment aspirations and then working with individuals on a 1:1 basis to achieve this.
- Maintaining accurate records to meet ESF requirements, preparing claim documents, checking evidence and supporting management to ensure that ESF targets are monitored and achieved.
- Working virtually, from the job shop and other various sites across the city, you will you will be responsible for carrying out 1:1 support with each individual to identify opportunities into employment or positive destination.
- You will carry out focused assessments and create a clear plan of action which will enable the individual to move closer to and into education/training or good quality and sustainable employment.
- Your role will involve accessing suitable resources, partners and support agencies, as individuals can face barriers in reaching their career aspirations or employment.
You will need to be excellent at developing positive working relationships, an effective communicator, able to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds including BAME, disability and mental health and crucially have the skills and ability to listen, understand and identify how you can support each customer in a positive manner.
Flexibility is key as the role is peripatetic and will require access to individuals virtually or through centres, so experience coordinating and managing a mixed diverse caseload either 1:1 or in safe groups is key.
Confidence using IT and platforms to communicate with customers and throughout the business will be necessary. The role will require a high level of time management and accurate completion of auditable documents for the in-house system and funding streams along with the achievement of KPI’s.
Must be passionate about supporting individuals into work, be adaptable and hold excellent people skills.
Be organised and disciplined when working autonomously or when teamwork is required.
If you are dynamic, creative, able to use your initiative and believe that you have the drive and skills to be able to make a real difference to the residents of Coventry, then we want to hear from you.
This is a 37 hour per week fixed term contract until March 2023. However, we hope to secure additional funding to extend the post beyond this date.
You will be employed by Coventry City Council as a Job Coach and will be working on the Succeed ESF Programme which is part funded by the European Social Fund.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
All attachments for the job can be found hereIntroduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks