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NEET Careers Coach 0.5FTE (FTC December 2023)

  • Salary: Grade: 3.1 to 3.5 (£21,287 to £29,302) per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 23 June 2021 at 11:59 PM
  • Location:

What are we looking for? 

Futures are recruiting for a NEET Careers Coach to work as part of the Leicester team. The role will be to support young people aged 16-24 who are NEET including those who are or have been on Special educational needs (SEN) level during education or previously School Action Plus.  By working with them through careers coaching you will raise their aspirations, self-confidence and remove barriers. By offering intensive support to each case you will enable young people to access a range of support sessions either from Futures or other agencies to provide them with appropriate progression skills including budget management, travel training and raising self-esteem, these sessions can either be 121 or Group sessions.  You will develop partnerships and broker access to a variety of support services thereby enabling young people to reach their full potential.

To work with young people in Leicester. You will use a variety of coaching tools and styles to support young people to develop and enable them to increase their chances of entering and/or sustaining EET.  You will support young people to achieve a number of outcomes and to evidence these have been achieved.

To be creative and active in tracking, developing relationships, sustaining contact and persevering with young people who are NEET and Not Known.

Who Are We?

Join our team and help us make a difference to people’s lives. At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything we do and we're determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for many years - so we like to think we're pretty good at taking care of them. It’s good for you, it's great for us and even better for the people we support.

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’re leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There’s 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. We’re also showing employers a different way of being and doing. We know that success lies in a happy, motivated and skilled workforce, and so we’re on a mission to transform teams and turnover.

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

Job Specification Requirements
The successful candidate will:

  • Be qualified to NVQ4 LDSS or NVQ4 Advice and Guidance (IAG L4), or DipCG (E)
  • Have strong digital skills: ability to use Insight database, word processing, email, internet, Microsoft Teams, social media and smart phone technology
  • Possess strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate substantial experience of effectively working and engaging with young people 16 -24
  • Knowledge and understanding of the barriers and issues affecting unemployed young people with additional needs, particularly those facing multiple barriers
  • Confident to deliver high quality groups and 1-2-1 sessions
  • Able to demonstrate using a variety of tools and methods of supporting young people
  • Able to demonstrate ability to maintain professional boundaries and exhibit an understanding of the parameters of the role
  • Able to plan, control and monitor own work and time, to set targets and standards whilst working under pressure
  • Able to form effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders such as Leicester City Employment Hub, DWP & other providers to the benefit of young people
  • Able to work effectively and contribute positively to the success of team working particularly in a payment by result contract
  • Flexibility and willingness to vary and change work schedule and work outside of office hours where necessary
  • Possess full driving license (adjustments available for candidates with mobility disabilities)
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity and confidentiality

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 the entire recruitment process will be conducted digitally given the current restrictions arising from the COVID-19 situation.

Job reference: FUT02

Futures is supportive of job share working arrangements wherever possible. If this is something you are interested in we would encourage you to discuss this during the selection process.

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident employer we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability please make this known in your application.

Safeguarding: Disclosure of Criminal Background:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Disclosure will apply to all posts that fall under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) definition ‘Regulated Activity’. The successful candidate will be required to submit an application to the DBS for Disclosure for Criminal Conviction(s). If the company finds anything in that record which might be considered prejudicial to his/her working within the regulated activity then the appointment may not be confirmed.

GDPR

Your personal data will be used to process your employment application, successful candidates’ data will be held under the company’s General Data Protection Policy details of which will be made available upon the offer of employment. Unsuccessful candidate’s data will be held for a period of 12 months upon which it will be destroyed. Candidates can request that this be destroyed earlier by contacting recruitment@the-futures-group.com

Job Reference: FUT02

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

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description to recruitment@the-futures-group.com

Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

Please also note that the entire recruitment process will be conducted digitally given the current restrictions arising from the COVID-19 situation.

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