Employment Coach

West Midlands

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Job Category
West Midlands
£23,840 - £28,043
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

Shaw Trust in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) will be delivering the Find Your Future project in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. The aim of the project is to equip unemployed and economically inactive adults with the skills and support they need to take full advantage of training, volunteering and employment opportunities created before, during and after the Commonwealth Games (CWG).  

Employment Coach 

As Employment Coach you will work in the local community with a caseload of participants to provide intensive employability support to help participants to overcome barriers and achieve realistic job goals. You will work as part of a team, collectively supporting participants to secure job opportunities, including understanding goals, creating action plans, carrying out proactive job search and signposting to local partner services.  

Additionally, you will undertake outreach activity within the local community, building relationships with local stakeholders and agencies to generate referrals and create collaborative working partnerships 

Essential Criteria  

  • A level 3 Employment Related Services/Information, Advice and Guidance qualification or equivalent experience  
  • Knowledge of and understanding of employment support services delivery
  • Experience of engaging with the client group and demonstrating an understanding of the barriers individuals may face in finding suitable work
  • Experience of providing high quality one-to-one support or coaching that is motivational and engaging
  • Experience in identifying individual’s motivators to enable them to take ownership of their goals and actions
  • Attention to detail in maintaining accurate and auditable records 

For full details download the job description.  


Covering either Birmingham, Solihull or the Black Country 

Salary: £23,840 - £28,043 per annum

Employee Benefits  

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of people in the West Midlands, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:  

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday  
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network) 
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan 

Our Strategy  

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf  

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation  

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 proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • 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. 

If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: HRService.Centre@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements. 

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