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Careers Coach

£27,000 to £29,000
Job Type
14 Sep 2021
S Knights Recruitment are proud to be exclusively managing the recruitment process for Catch22's new contract. As an Employability and Skills specialist recruitment agency, we look forward to speaking to passionate and driven employability professionals, who want to join a growing, national charity.

Catch22 are currently recruiting for a Careers Coach based in London.

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose.

Catch22 supports people through education, employment, mental health and emotional support and social care services. We reach out to people in their communities and help them get the support they need. Last year we supported over 110,000 people across England and Wales to lead better lives.

We achieve this in two ways. First, we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

The Catch22 Employability division provides skills and employability provision on a range of programmes, both public and corporate funded. We pride ourselves on supporting the most disadvantaged in society to improve their prospects resulting in improved social mobility and sustainable positive change.

Job Description

You are likely to be working on a national programme to empower and support young people at risk of serious violence to be able to access employment-related opportunities and help them develop the skills they need to make a successful transition into work.

The programme seeks to achieve three key outcomes: a reduction in risk factors and increase in protective factors for serious violence; demonstrable progress in the distance travelled towards employment; and improvements in overall physical and mental well-being.

You will be an experienced Careers Coach/Youth Worker who understands and actively seeks to work with this cohort, meet young people at their point of need, and build achievable and aspirational plans with and for them. Due to the nature of this role, knowledge and experience of the issues vulnerable young people with complex needs face is essential. Career Coaches will also require a strong level of local knowledge and connection, so they have the necessary local credibility and cultural competence to hit the ground running with referral and delivery partners.

We seek a diverse workforce and therefore are open to a range of backgrounds and experience however seek an individual who is proactive, organised and resilient to deal with the varying demands of the role.

Main Duties and Responsibility:

To deliver a range of supportive interventions to help a wide range of young people achieve sustainable employment.
To effectively engage young people and attach them to existing and new employability programmes/interventions.
To deliver high quality end to end Information, Advice and Guidance to young people on our employability programmes.
To promote and develop the mind-set, emotional intelligence qualities, self-confidence and esteem so that the young people succeed in the world of work.
To complete goal focused action plans for all referred young people and provide support and motivation for them to implement their action plans.
To coach the young people on a 1:1 basis based on the Catch22 Apprenticeships and Employability Methodology.
To undertake job search with the young people using relevant web-based software and packages.
To successfully place young people from a range of target groups into career focused

You will be working in a national team to ensure the project successfully engages young people with multiple and complex barriers to engagement.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

Passion to support young people in achieving their goals and experience of successfully engaging young people with multiple and complex barriers to engagement
Ability to develop strong relationships with referral partners, training providers and employers
Strong interpersonal skills. Approachable, adaptable and supportive to the range of stakeholders involved in this programme.
Ability to develop strong rapport
Ability to positively challenge mind-sets
What you get:

We have high aspirations for all young people and we will take an approach built on care, including for our staff. You will receive an in-depth training package that includes:

Institute of Employability Professionals Industry Induction Level 2
Trauma Awareness Training
Regular supervisions and support from a Welfare & Support Officer

28 days annual leave + bank holidays, rising to 33 days with service.
Pension scheme with matching contributions of up to 4%
Discounted shopping opportunities
Contract specific training including Trauma Awareness Training and Institute of Employability Professionals Industry Induction Level 2
Regular supervisions and support from a Welfare & Support Officer
If you are interested in the role of Careers Coach based in London, apply today
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  • Job Reference: 372758980-2
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2021
  • Recruiter: S Knights Recruitment
    S Knights Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £27,000 to £29,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent