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QPR in the Community Trust

QPR in the Community Trust

Employment Coach (x3)


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Mar 27, 2024


Job Title: Employment Coach
Duration of contract:  1 year FTC – potential extension subject to funding
Hours of work: 37.5 per week
Salary: Up to £26K per annum (per annum)
Location: Head office Loftus Road Stadium however this role will involve travel to multiple venues in West London
Reporting to: Youth and Communities Manager
Department: Youth and CommunitiesRole Summary:
This programme, in partnership with the EFL, will use the power of the QPR badge to engage with those young people for whom universal support cannot reach. This will include: one-to-one mentoring sessions, physical activity sessions alongside mental health, and employability and life skills sessions.
The postholder will identify and recruit a caseload of young people to support into and sustain their engagement in Education, Employment and Training.
The programme will provide an opportunity for young people not in education, training or employment in Greater London area to access training and work experience to enable them to gain the skills and confidence to gain employment. The post holder will have a broad range of experience in building relationships with individuals from a range of backgrounds, alongside an ability to build and maintain relationships with employers.
The post holder will co-ordinate and deliver one to one and group coaching sessions. Sessions will address essential skills for employment and provide practical support, interview coaching, careers information and guidance. The post holder will facilitate wellbeing workshops and physical activity sessions to develop improved mindset, healthy lifestyles, mental health, self‐care, and exercise sessions. Working with multi-agency partners the post holder will seek to identify the barriers that have prevented young people from engaging in education and employment and help them to develop strategies to overcome these challenges.

Main duties and responsibilities:

To provide one to one and group employability coaching sessions; in the community, on the sports pitch, and online, enabling participants to identify, assess, and address barriers to engaging with education, employment, and training, as well as sourcing the most appropriate support.
Work with young people to understand their strengths and develop person centred, targeted plans to help them achieve positive outcomes. Create individualised progress plans, which include identification of the wraparound support that needs to be provided (e.g., support to access housing or mental health services).
Work closely with community groups and agencies such as Skills Academies Hubs, Local Integration Hubs, JCP, to identify and recruit young people that would benefit most from the Training Ground programme
Support a caseload and develop, contribute to, and deliver interventions to engage young people in education training and employment.
To develop relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that a suitably diverse life skills and employability offer that meets young people’s needs and abilities.
To work with local key worker support service to address any barriers to inclusion for young people they are working with.
As required contribute to multi-agency planning and assessments of young people
To identify meaningful work placement opportunities for young people internally and externally through partnerships with local businesses, and to manage and support work placements through work placement visits
To maintain oversight of young people participating in work placements to help them settle in, meet the expectations of their employer or training/education provider, perform at their best, and achieve their action plan goals.
Regularly review and monitor the progress of young people on the programme and guide interventions / wraparound support.
Maintain a record of distance travelled which demonstrates how far the participant has travelled since joining the project, for example, in terms of personal development, increased confidence, and greater levels of motivation.
To maintain a working knowledge of education, safeguarding and effective practice in supporting young people into education, training and employment.
To hold knowledge of the regions in which we work to maintain an up to date working knowledge of education and training providers and employers locally and ensure that young people are referred and supported into appropriate EET provision.
Compile and submit monthly information to the EFL Trust Project Manager on progress of those young people they are working with. Maintain full and accurate case records within appropriate timescales using the case management system. 
Attend training events, supervision meetings and other team, formal and informal meetings as required to contribute to professional, service and self-development.
Support young person feedback mechanisms in the design of activities and in the continuous improvement of the project.
To ensure good quality case studies and stories are shared with Marketing to support the promotion of the programmes.  

The type of experience we are looking for:

Recognised Youth Work Qualification (desirable)
In date DBS. Safeguarding First Aid Qualifications (desirable)

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in youth work/mentoring/employability work
Experience of managing or leading a team
Experience of providing support to young people with complex needs in both one-to-one and group settings
Experience of working with young people to create and follow action plans.
Experience of designing and delivering interventions to address barriers to education, employment and training.
Effective and creative engagement skills with young people.
Experience of coordinating services for young people (desirable)
Experience of mentoring, using coaching tools, conducting assessments and providing group/individual support
Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel, and Outlook
Ability to review, monitor and evaluate casework and address relevant issues to ensure effective outcomes
To be flexible in the hours of work, including evenings and weekends

Personal Qualities

Passionate about people and have a genuine respect for views, talents and expertise of others.
Lead by example and act with integrity at all times
Ability to innovate and inspire with a willingness to take calculated risks and challenge the norm.
Committed to continuous improvement, strive to deliver the best possible outcomes.

QPR in the Community Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This will include an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service DBS Check.

Queens Park Rangers Football Club and QPR in the Community Trust are committed to Equality

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