Careers Coach (NEET Reduction & Schools)

  • Salary: £26,500 - £29,750 (Grade 5)
  • Hours: 37 hours / week
  • Closing Date: 10 July 2022 at 09:51 AM
  • Location: Nottingham, with travel across the region

What are we looking for?


See yourself providing outstanding support to young people, helping them to remove a variety of barriers to education, employment and training? Want to really make a difference? If so then we want to hear from you!


We need a highly-motivated Careers Coach for young people aged 13 - 18 who are at risk of not engaging in education, employment and training (EET). The successful applicants will have the drive, determination and experience to engage young people, raise their aspirations and increase their self-confidence.  You will support them to remove barriers, enabling them to secure a positive EET outcome. Joining our team in Nottingham and delivering across a variety of locations including schools, alternative education provisions, community partners and through digital delivery, you will develop partnerships in the community and broker access to a range of support services and EET opportunities. You will be passionate about working with harder to reach groups of young people and will want to make a genuine difference for individuals and communities. Join us in our belief that we’re here to enable access to unlimited possibilities.

Who Are We?

At Futures, we support people and businesses to develop, grow and be the best they can be. Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, all of our services are clear, enterprising and bespoke.​ We are leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There is more to life than just a career. So our mission is to be at the forefront of careers advice, skills and support that turn ambition into a successful career and fulfilling life.  At Futures, our company-wide values underpin who we are and what we do, and it’s essential that all colleagues share these. 

  • Have passion
  • Do the right thing
  • Make a difference

Join our team and help us make a difference to people’s lives.

 Roles & Responsbilities

  1. To be the named Careers Coach for an identified cohort of 13-18 year old young people, and for those leaving care or with an EHCP support can be until age 25
  2. To triage post-16 NEET young people and identify those who require intensive or non-intensive support.
    1. To support those young people in the non-intensive group using a range of technology and social media, and job club support
    2. To support those young people in the intensive group by being proactive and persevering with engagement via face: face support as well as other mechanisms.
  3. To show enthusiasm in working with the most vulnerable young people who face multiple barriers including children in care, those on YOT orders, young people with a disability and with an EHCP and vulnerable young people from abroad
  4. To utilise various coaching tools to provide information, advice, guidance and support to unemployed young people (aged 13 -18) both one to one and in groups and in a variety of settings
  5. To use a range of assessment tools to enable young people to clarify their bespoke learning and development needs and draw up individual action plans in line with company standards
  6. To actively participate in outreach work, including home visiting, to identify those young people in the most need of help and support.
  7. To seek out and utilise appropriate partnership networks and community settings to enable hard to reach young people to gain access to the service
  8. To continue to track young people who have entered learning and work until they are 19 and ensure placements are sustained by reintegrating early leavers
  9. To deliver agreed individual targets relating to both volumes and quality in line with ESF contract compliance
  10. To signpost young people to specialist support agencies and opportunity providers
  11. To act as a broker to ensure that links are made by young people with a wide range of opportunity providers to ensure effective progression into EET
  12. Where appropriate to work with parents/carers and families enabling them to contribute to the support and progression of young people.
  13. Through caseload management review young people’s progress with them on a regular basis, guiding them through the implications of choices at key transition points and progression into EET.
  14. To keep up to date accurate records as a basis for regular monitoring and tracking progress of young people, embracing and optimising the use of ICT within the role. To maintain accurate computerised records using company databases.
  15. To engage in impact success measure processes as defined by NNYS and maintain quality standards appropriate to the post and in line with the Matrix Standard.
  16. Gathering customer feedback through a variety of methods and reviewing service delivery on a regular basis, implementing improvements as required
  17. Completing all necessary documentation and MI records to comply with the requirements of the ESF contracts.
  18. To work in various locations in line with business need
  19. To work within the remit of service level agreements with schools, colleges and other education/training providers
  20. To partake in reflective practice, PDR (Performance Development Review) and practice observation (observational framework) as part of your personal development and support programme.
  21. To take active ownership of your own CPD (continuous professional development).

What can we offer?

  • Pension Plus Plan: Automatic enrolment into the People’s Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution.
  • Holidays: 25 days Annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays during first year of service increasing to 30 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10.
  • Westfield Health insurance covering optical and dental appointments and 24/7 counselling and advice.
  • Westfield Rewards: Access to special offers on goods and services from 450 leading online and high street retailers
  • Holiday Plus: Opportunity to buy additional leave after a year’s service.
  • Protection of Loss of No Claims Bonus/Excess Insurance Scheme: Designed to provide a measure of compensation for Loss of Bonus or payment of Excess,
  • Flexible Working
  • Travel Schemes: Schemes with Nottingham City Transport and Tram network to provide discounted rates for regular bus and tram travel


Application Method
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description at https://www.the-futures-group.com/jobs/ Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

Please also note that elements of the recruitment process may be conducted to reduce risks associated with Covid-19.


Job Reference: VAC006

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the attached application form and return to recruitment@the-futures-group.com.

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