Professional Development Coach

Learning Curve Group
22000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP28000/annum
21 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
We are looking for a peripatetic coach (with own car) to work with Tech and Digital Sector Apprentices. Prior Work Experience in the Tech and Digital Sector or in the Apprenticeships Delivery Sector is an advantage, but neither is necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

• Working with a caseload of 90 apprentices to help them embed into their careers - each apprentice must be visited in their workplace once per quarter (ie 30 x 1 hour visits per month)
• Ensuring / auditing Tech Coaches making sure they are developing each Apprentice's skills and knowledge
• Working with the apprentices' employers to ensure that they are developing the necessary underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours which they will need to retain their employed posts beyond their apprenticeship programme.
• Serving as Safeguarding Rep for All learners
• Serving as IAG Rep for all Learners (providing impartial Information, Advice and Guidance)
• Signing up apprentices in their workplaces, setting them up on the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and their first day in Learning course
• Conducting Exit and Progress Review visits.
• Coaching apprentices to improve their employability attitudes and behaviours
• Coaching apprentices to improve their functional skills (English, Maths and ICT)
• Coaching apprentices in response to National Priority Agendas
• Auditing and RAG-rating Work-Based Learning Plans + reporting issues to the Support and Quality Improvement Team
• Visiting and coaching 30 apprentices/employer mentors per month (1-2 hours per visit) in order to monitor progress on, set new tasks for and update the Work-Based, Individual Learning Plan.
• Scheduling, arranging and invigilating Test days & Examination events for Gateway, Threshold and End-Point Assessment requirements
• Employer / Learner Satisfaction Surveys (& consequent performance improvements)
• Delivering Informational presentations in universities, colleges and schools.
• Delivering Sector Awareness and Initial Assessment days for apprenticeship applicants in Training Centres (Worcester and Birmingham)
• Delivering Induction Courses for new apprenticeship starts
• Delivering Functional Skills Training (online and in classrooms) - ensuring that ALL learners are continuously developing + All learners hold at least a Level 2 Qualification in English and Maths
• Delivering training on National Priority Agendas (eg Equality and Diversity, Core British Values, Prevent Agenda, Safeguarding, etc.)
• Producing, negotiating (with Directors) and distributing monthly "Employability Skills" newsletters to our client employers and learners.
• Other Employability Coaching tasks as determined by Directors / Managers

Essential Criteria:

• Must hold UK driving licence and supply own car
• Supply outstanding Employability references from previous employers
• Have some training / coaching experience (ideally in Apprenticeships / Govt-funded delivery)
• Be an excellent judge of character / Care about Social / Career Mobility
• Care about employers' business growth and performance improvement agendas
• Make sure employees completely understand what they need to do in order to hold down their jobs + advance in their careers
• Be motivated and results driven
• Be able to act quickly and decisively
• Have good IT skills
• Have excellent organisational skills
• Have an excellent standard of written and spoken English + strong Mathematical/ICT skills (Functional Skills)