Talent Match Trainee Coach

TQR Plymouth
St Austell
07 May 2017
20 May 2017
Real Ideas are passionate about solving social problems and by working with individuals, organisations and sectors they harness the power of social enterprise to deliver real and lasting social change. Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded programme bringing together long term unemployed young people between the ages of 18-24, partners and employers. It offers young people a range of support mechanisms in removing barriers to employment and creates new challenges and opportunities for partnerships and professionals to respond to young people's needs. The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) is the lead delivery partner for the Talent Match programme in Cornwall. The job purpose: The Talent Match Trainee Coach is a key member of the Talent Match Cornwall delivery team. They play a crucial role in supporting and enabling Talent Match members to identify and achieve their vocation through a range of Talent Match and RIO products. They will be a key contact for those young people who are signing onto the programme and also those embarking on the 'Focus' part of their journey and supporting the role of the Talent Match Apprentices in offering opportunities for members to develop their interest, aptitudes and passion through 'Explore' activities. Your key roles and responsibilities: Work with Talent Match members and other RIO staff to help and support young people to understand, articulate and demonstrate the main qualities, attributes and skills needed to enter and succeed in working life and independent living by: - Providing information and support to Talent Match members - supporting the Talent Match Coaches to ensure members have an up to date CV and digital portfolio of formal and informal achievements that demonstrate a range of employability skills - Supporting the Talent Match coaches and other RIO staff in creating opportunities for members to learn what work life is like and what it takes to succeed in the workplace - Developing and maintain links with partner organisations - Working with the Talent Match Coaches to develop skills in working with young people with the most complex needs and how to work with specialist organisations to ensure young people can overcome barriers. - Working with and supporting Talent Match Coaches and members to create meaningful development plans and ensure that all required paperwork is undertaken. - Learning how to facilitate groups and support the delivery of creative and innovative challenge based learning activities. - Facilitating engagement activities such as breakfast clubs - Supporting 'Explore' events as a key member of staff as appropriate - Supporting, and under Talent Match Coaches' guidance, managing a caseload of Talent Match members and develop relationships that enable young people to succeed - Undertaking and supporting the recruitment and sign up of eligible young people to the programme The experience/qualifications we are ideally looking for: - Experience of working with young people aged 16 plus - Facilitating group work activities - Experience of supporting young people who have been long term unemployed - Experience in providing careers advice. - IAG Level 3 or equivalent would be desirable - Experience of inputting data into systems - Use of learner tracking databases such as Lamplight, google docs, Microsoft project etc About you: - The ability to adhere to professional boundaries and offer consistency - Able to use social media and other web-based platforms - Able to work cohesively as a member of a team and to support a caseload - The capacity to work toward and achieve tight deadlines. - Able to manage and respect issue of confidentiality and data protection - The ability to follow safeguarding procedures - The skill to make someone feel listened to, valued and understood - Proficient in the use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other IT packages If you have the experience needed for this role and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below. For an informal chat, please phone and ask for Louise. Many thanks for your interest.