Career Pathway Coach


This vacancy is now closed

Job Category
Children and Family Services
£28,000.00 per annum (pro rata)
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About Shaw Trust  

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Career Pathway Coach 

  • Interviewing people one-to-one or in small groups to discuss career or education options.
  • Use of digital technology to enhance services for young people.
  • Deliver services in an outcomes driven environment and able to meet challenging targets.
  • Provide information and advice to young people according to their needs in order to help them make appropriate and realistic decisions on issues affecting them.
  • Running small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers work and topics related to personal development.
  • Work within an equal opportunities framework to promote equality, diversity and the rights of the individual and to challenge stereotyping and prejudice.


  • Passionate and committed about supporting young people and ensuring positive outcomes are achieved with vulnerable and complex cases.
  • Able to use digital technology to engage with young people and support the delivery of services.
  • Significant experience of working directly with young people aged 13 – 19 in formal or informal settings involving assessment of needs and provision of advice, information and support.
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. Dip CG/QCG/NVQ 6 Guidance.
  • Experience of using a range of approaches to engage, establish and maintain relationships with young people.
  • Solid understanding of the principles underpinning equality of opportunities and valuing diversity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present reports.
  • Ability to organise own work to meet targets and deadlines and to manage conflicting work pressures and deadlines.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Does this sound like you? If so, we look forward to hearing from you!

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 

Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

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Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.