Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Project Search Job Coach (Tottenham Hotspur Foundation)


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Posting Date

Nov 21, 2022

Role description

Job Summary

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is a registered charity and is the community arm of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur, who currently stand at number 10 in the World Football Rankings[1].
The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and attraction of football to reach into its local communities to provide opportunities that can transform their lives, especially children and young people.
The Foundation is based at the recently restored 18thcentury Percy House in Tottenham High Road and is part of the Club’s new stadium complex. It is driven by a passion to contribute to making a positive difference to and in area where despite the significant socio-economic challenges there is a vibrancy and richness of talent and no shortage of ambition. The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives to pursue, achieve and sustain the desired impacts and outcomes. It does this utilising its unique relationship with Spurs to deliver services and to co-invest with like-minded partners from the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors, to achieve the public benefit that accords with our charitable aims and objectives
Through our strong links with local educators, employers, and government, we work with local residence who are Not in Employment, Education or Training, helping them to develop, gain qualifications and progress on to apprenticeship schemes and accessible routes to employment and education. You will have the confidence to drive forward complex projects and be passionate about supporting learners and helping them progress into learning and work.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
The purpose of this role is to provide job coaching support to young people aged 16 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), with the aim to develop their skills, qualities, and aspirations to gain full time employment. Job coaching is delivered through 1-2-1 sessions and groups with a person-centered focus.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our participants and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore successful candidates are subject to enhanced background DBS checks as part of safer recruitment procedures.
This is a 'position of trust' and regulated activity - it is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level and will include a Child and Adult Barred List check, satisfactory references, and a three-month probationary period. This job description gives a general outline of the post and is not intended to be inflexible or a final list of duties. It may therefore be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. Appointment subject to the Terms and Conditions of service of Tottenham Hotspur.
Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do.The post holder will be expected to comply with Foundation procedures and codes of conduct, including Tottenham Hotspur's Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety at Work policies - reflecting the Foundation/Club's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people in the community. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the ethics of safeguarding, and the welfare of children - the Foundation/Club expects all staff to share this commitment.

[1]Per as at 19 November 2018

Key Responsibilities

Support project participants with SEND to develop their employability skills by learning on the job skills through work rotations across different departments in our host business (North Middlesex Hospital).
Support students throughout work rotations, increasing employers understanding of reasonable adjustments in the workplace for SEND individuals.
Develop positive relationships with project participants through 1-2-1 and group mentoring.
Work in collaboration with host business staff, and contractor staff (CONEL) to support the project participants to access their work placements.
Support participants to access and apply for employment opportunities as they progress through the project through CV building, interview preparation and opportunity finding.
Work collaboratively with project partners to ensure positive outcomes for project participants to progress into employment after graduating from Project SEARCH.
Track progress of project participants using written and visual reporting.
Attend regular project steering group meetings to provide updates on progress of students.
Ensure that all data and reporting is collected across the project to demonstrate the impact of delivery.
Champion and act in line with the Foundation’s commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of children and adults.
Perform all responsibilities in line with legislative guidance and Club/Foundation policy on safeguarding, safer-working and ED&I practices.

Personal Attributes

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Good at planning and organising own work and others.
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Team worker whilst highly capable of working on own

Skills & Experience


Examples of successfully working on supported internships/pre-internship programmes.
Demonstrable experience of working with a range of monitoring and evaluation systems.
Ability to work flexibly across locations.


Two years’ experience of providing job coaching to adults and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
A sound understanding of the Project SEARCH model.

Closing: 9 Dec 2022

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