Employability Coach Opportunities (Newton Rigg)

42 weeks, fixed term until the end of the academic year.

Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based across the North of England with centres in York, Middlesbrough, Saltaire, Wakefield, Newcastle and Penrith.

We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Further Education students, including Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside and the Environment, Engineering, Equine, Floristry, Motorsport, Professional Tree Surgery, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, Uniformed Public Services, Veterinary Nursing and Hair and Beauty.

As part of their Study Programme, our students will undertake work experience, enrichment and student CPD. We are working towards the centralisation of all these elements of the Study Programme in order to deliver a vibrant programme that will enhance the lifelong employability skills of our students.

We are looking for a number of individuals who will deliver high quality professional development sessions to students and provide effective coaching in both group settings and on an individual basis where appropriate. They will support students in preparation for work experience, in building an online portfolio of their experience and achievements and will work with team members to ensure that students have appropriate IAG to facilitate progression and employability.

Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold a Level 5 teaching qualification (or be willing to achieve this within two years of appointment). In addition, a high level of proficiency in use of online platforms will be required. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of tutorial and enrichment processes and an excellent understanding of student engagement and motivation in developing employability skills. With outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, successfulcandidates will have proven experience of providing high standards of support in delivery of employability skills development.

Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.

Interviews will be held on 7th August 2018.

Closing date: 29th July 2018.