Posted: Thursday - February 1, 2024 1:41 pm     
Role Title Employability Coach
Location, Postcode FareShare Midlands. (Travel will be required across Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham)
 
Salary: £28,938 pa pro-rata (2-year fixed term contract)
Location: Hybrid
Hours: Part Time 35 hours per week (0.93 fte)
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pro-rata, 5.5% Employer Pension Contribution including Life Cover, Occupational Sick Pay Benefits & Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave and Pay, plus more
 
Reporting to: Employability Manager 
 
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from the food industry. An army of volunteers help redistribute this food to over 550 frontline charities and community groups such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to over 60,000 vulnerable people every week.   We also support people through our Employability programmes, enabling them to learn skills and find rewarding work – some for the first time.  Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.
 
 
The Role
 
FareShare Midlands is delighted to be working in partnership with Fareshare UK & Yorkshire Building Society to deliver in-community workshops that will provide advice and information around physical and mental wellbeing, financial resilience and employability along with 1-2-1 additional and tailored support for clients to move them closer to employment, education or training. 
 
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced Employability Coach comfortable in providing both group training and 1-2-1 support. A driving licence and access to transport is essential
 
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Identifying and engaging with our existing and new Community Food Members 
  • Developing a menu of delivery resources for both the workshops and the 121 sessions
  • Arranging suitable dates and times for the delivery of 2 workshops per week 
  • Managing a caseload in order to provide 121 employability sessions
  • Developing relationships with external specialist support organisations in order to signpost where necessary
  • Tracking progress of clients and keeping database updated
 
Person Specification - Skills, Qualities & Experience
 
Essential
 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills    
  • Ability to provide comprehensive information, advice and guidance  
  • Ability to create a range of differentiated resources
  • Ability to assess understanding and adapt delivery styles to the needs of the audience  
  • Ability to coach and inspire others to reach their goals
  • Full UK licence and use of car  
 
Desirable
  • L3 certificate or above Information, Advice and Guidance
  • AET or PTLLS award
  • Relevant experience of the Welfare to Work sector
 
Values and behaviours  
 
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • An appreciation of FareShare Midlands’ mission and vision
  • Flexibility of approach and ability to work in a team
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations, with both internal and external audiences 
  • The roleholder will be required to work flexibly. The role provides a mixture of home-working, outreach work and working in our regional centre offices
 
How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to 
 
We continue to strive to ensure that the profile of our staff and volunteers reflects the diverse communities we serve across the Midlands. As such we encourage and welcome applications from all our communities. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within FareShare Midlands.  
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight 11th Feb 2024
 
Interviews will take place week commencing 19th Feb 2024
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Employability Coach

Posted: Thursday - February 1, 2024 1:41 pm     
Role Title Employability Coach
Location, Postcode FareShare Midlands. (Travel will be required across Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham)
 
Salary: £28,938 pa pro-rata (2-year fixed term contract)
Location: Hybrid
Hours: Part Time 35 hours per week (0.93 fte)
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pro-rata, 5.5% Employer Pension Contribution including Life Cover, Occupational Sick Pay Benefits & Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave and Pay, plus more
 
Reporting to: Employability Manager 
 
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from the food industry. An army of volunteers help redistribute this food to over 550 frontline charities and community groups such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to over 60,000 vulnerable people every week.   We also support people through our Employability programmes, enabling them to learn skills and find rewarding work – some for the first time.  Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.
 
 
The Role
 
FareShare Midlands is delighted to be working in partnership with Fareshare UK & Yorkshire Building Society to deliver in-community workshops that will provide advice and information around physical and mental wellbeing, financial resilience and employability along with 1-2-1 additional and tailored support for clients to move them closer to employment, education or training. 
 
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced Employability Coach comfortable in providing both group training and 1-2-1 support. A driving licence and access to transport is essential
 
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Identifying and engaging with our existing and new Community Food Members 
  • Developing a menu of delivery resources for both the workshops and the 121 sessions
  • Arranging suitable dates and times for the delivery of 2 workshops per week 
  • Managing a caseload in order to provide 121 employability sessions
  • Developing relationships with external specialist support organisations in order to signpost where necessary
  • Tracking progress of clients and keeping database updated
 
Person Specification - Skills, Qualities & Experience
 
Essential
 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills    
  • Ability to provide comprehensive information, advice and guidance  
  • Ability to create a range of differentiated resources
  • Ability to assess understanding and adapt delivery styles to the needs of the audience  
  • Ability to coach and inspire others to reach their goals
  • Full UK licence and use of car  
 
Desirable
  • L3 certificate or above Information, Advice and Guidance
  • AET or PTLLS award
  • Relevant experience of the Welfare to Work sector
 
Values and behaviours  
 
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • An appreciation of FareShare Midlands’ mission and vision
  • Flexibility of approach and ability to work in a team
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations, with both internal and external audiences 
  • The roleholder will be required to work flexibly. The role provides a mixture of home-working, outreach work and working in our regional centre offices
 
How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to 
 
We continue to strive to ensure that the profile of our staff and volunteers reflects the diverse communities we serve across the Midlands. As such we encourage and welcome applications from all our communities. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within FareShare Midlands.  
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight 11th Feb 2024
 
Interviews will take place week commencing 19th Feb 2024

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