Progression Coach

Permanent
Teaching - Other, Youth Work
Full Time
ThinkForward Nottingham, NSEC Building, 662 Nuthall Road, Nottingham NG8 6AQ
£30,785 - £32,486

Location: North Nottingham

Overview of ThinkForward

ThinkForward runs a breakthrough programme which intervenes early to ensure that young people make a successful transition from school to work. ThinkForward targets areas with large numbers of young people at risk of not making a successful transition from education into employment.

At the heart of the programme are coaches who provide young people with personalised one-to-one coaching and group activities, as well as exposure to the world of work and cultural enrichment activities. Coaching enables young people to overcome challenges holding them back from achieving their potential and ultimately a safer and more successful pathway into employment and adulthood. Our young people are supported by ThinkForward for five years, from 13-18 years old.

We are proud that our programme has a strong track record. Having started out in London in 2011 it has since expanded to Nottingham and Kent and is currently working in 17 schools and many local colleges. In 2017, 80% of all young people to graduate from the programme were in education, employment or training.

Overview of the role

Our Progression Coaches project manage the ThinkForward programme within one of our schools and its local community, ensuring that quality and impact is achieved; whilst managing successful relationships with our partner schools and businesses.

We are keen to fill this post as soon as possible and therefore encourage early applications. If suitable applications are received the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

ThinkForward is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

ThinkForward is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

This will role will be offered subject the outcome of a DBS check.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

To apply: Please send your CV along with a cover letter (Word versions, not PDFs, please) of no more than one side explaining your interest and motivation in applying for this role; and outlining your experience, knowledge and skills that demonstrate your suitability for the role. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Application Deadline – 9am on Monday 27th May 2019

Interviews being held – Week commencing 3rd June 2019. Role commencing ASAP.

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