Birmingham City Council

Progress Coach

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£18,562 - £20,493
27 Sep 2021
17 Oct 2021
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Fixed term Contact until 31/07/2022

previous applicants need not apply.

We are an Adult Education Service providing learners with opportunities to learn, progress and achieve their potential.

As part of our Learner Gateway, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work closely with learners to help them overcome barriers to learning, facilitating engagement in teaching and learning, and being the key colleague responsible for their achievement and progress.

The successful applicant will work with an allocated caseload of learners from all backgrounds, including learning disabilities and learning difficulties, to enhance their learning experience and support them with their long-term goals and aspirations. Ideally you will have experience of working with adult learners and providing academic support.

The post holder will be required to set SMART targets for personal and long-term goals of learners. You will be expected to coach learners on a 1:1 basis and in small groups to motivate, support and equip learners for achieving success in their personal, behavior, welfare and development and academic goals. You will be expected to use your own initiative and to work as part of a team.

Provide careers education, information, advice and guidance to learners to formalise their short, medium and long term goals prior to enrolment on a programme of study.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire learners, as well as being able to manage your time effectively.

You will need to have a flexible approach as some evening and weekend work will be required. You must hold English and Maths at Level 2.

You will need excellent IT skills

Skills and experience to include -

Managing a caseload of circa 200 learners subject to the level of need of learners. 2.2 To conduct learners’ initial assessments, including the setting of career goals and milestones tailored to the needs of each learner.

Ensuring each learner is provided with robust Careers, Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) to establish their starting point, maximise their learning pathway, including both academic and vocational routes in order to fulfil their learning and career potential.

“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

For informal enquires please contact Raksha H Solanki - 07548123948 or Alison Beacham - 07892786570.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken


“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

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