• Location: Swansea, SA1 5LF
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 10 December, 2023 12:00 AM

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Career Coach x2

Career Coach x2

Gower College Swansea
About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

The college's Employability department supports a diverse range of unemployed, economically inactive and underemployed clients of all ages and backgrounds from across the local community. As a member of the Employability department, you will work with clients throughout their employability journey to support them in identifying and overcoming barriers to gaining, retaining and progressing within employment.
  • Full Time (37 hours per week)
  • Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2024
  • £26,907 - £29,242 per annum
  • Kingsway Centre, Swansea
Key Responsibilities:
  • To work with clients in one-to-one and group settings to identify barriers to gaining, retaining and progressing within employment and to support clients in overcoming these barriers through the development and delivery of individualised support plans and ongoing coaching and mentoring.
  • To manage a caseload of clients from initial referral and assessment through to programme completion and beyond to track outcome information and onward progress.
  • To deliver a range of employability advice and support including job search skills, life skills, job applications, CV writing, interview skills etc, to clients on an individual/group basis through face-to-face, telephone, online and/or social media channels.

About you:
  • Level 3 or above qualification
  • Experience of delivering employment-focused advice and support
  • Understanding of barriers to employment/progression and strategies to overcome these barriers
  • Excellent communication skills
Benefits for you:
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides a 24/7 counselling service
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We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).