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Career Progression Coach

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/12/2019 23:59
£25,295 - £27,905
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
8 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Could you support our residents to reach their full potential?

We are now recruiting for Future Bright and we are looking for someone experienced in working directly with residents to join the team. The programme, an Employment Support Innovation project, pilots new approaches to developing people’s careers. You will be responsible for helping people who are currently in-work and meet the criteria for the programme. Each successful participant will write their own action plan, complete it and progress their career, all thanks to your support.

Your primary base will be in Yate but you will be out and about across South Gloucestershire for most of the week. You should therefore be able to work independently. You will be part of the Skills team who will make sure you have what you need to succeed in your role. Success will depend on working with partners inside and outside of the Council so you should have experience of working with others.

The South Gloucestershire team is part of a wider programme delivered in Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset and managed by the West of England Combined Authority.

If you have the necessary skills and drive to help participants progress in work and in life, then we want to hear from you.

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time post to cover maternity leave.

This is offered for up to 12 months as a limited term contract or as a secondment opportunity. Please note full approval from your current line manager must be agreed prior to applying for a secondment.

Interview date: Thursday 19th December 2019

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Work closely with established partners to promote Future Bright and generate referrals to the programme;

Be the participants’ main point of contact; gaining their trust and developing a deep understanding of their needs;

Help participants visualise their ideal career pathways, identifying barriers and opportunities and guiding them through an agreed action plan. This may include identifying upskilling and training opportunities, helping them search and apply for new roles and supporting them throughout the recruitment process;

Mentor and coach individuals to build confidence, increase motivation and encourage positive behaviour change to fulfil participants’ true potential;

Analyse the suitability of existing available support, identifying any gaps in provision;

Deliver your project targets to contribute to the overall achievement against the required outcomes.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Minimum NVQ level 4 Information Advice and Guidance qualification or equivalent experience.

You will have operational and caseload experience within a related specialist field and/or experience of working with a diverse range of people with the ability to develop trusting relationships.

Ability to manage own workload and to support service users to develop portfolios of achievement.

Excellent communications skills, including the ability to motivate, be persistent, assertive and challenging, negotiate effectively and offer clear, consistent responses with people on low income who may have complex barriers to progression in work.

Experience of working towards targets, monitoring progression outcomes and taking remedial action.

Computer literate and capability to use a range of ICT applications that support planning, delivering and monitoring employment support. Demonstrating the ability to handle and process computerised information using agreed data sharing, security and confidentiality protocols.

Experience of multiagency working and clear understanding of job role within it and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current legislation and policy developments related to this type of service and any emerging strategies.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


Degree level educated particularly to Level 6 CEIAG qualification;
Mentoring qualification;
PTLLS (or equivalent).

Additional Information

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Carolyn Maggs
Email carolyn.maggs@southglos.gov.uk or call 07979701860

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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