Employment Coach – Harlow, Essex

Employment Coach

Harlow College Group

Harlow, Essex


Employment Coach

Starting Salary £24,233 per annum

Location Harlow

Full Time


Are you proactive, customer-focused and target orientated with experience within the SEND sector?

About the Team

The Supported Studies department at Harlow College develop our learners aged 16-25 to gain the skills and confidence for employment and adulthood.

About the Role

The Employment Coach will seek and secure work experience opportunities with local employers with the aim of this leading to paid employment. The Coach will support both in and out of the work place, delivering skills, workshops, tutorials and working one-to-one with learners. This role requires a person with drive and enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude to meet deadlines. You will also need to be able to sell the ‘Supported Internship’ programme to prospective employers, highlighting the benefits of employing young people with learning disabilities and differences. You will organise guest speakers, work place and job fair visits and other recruitment activities. You will need to be resilient and persevering in your approach to what can be a challenging task – but the rewards are huge. Experience of working with learners with additional needs is also a requirement of this role.

The Employment Coach will work closely with the Employment Support workers to identify individual learner work experience needs and will then proactively seek to meet these through local employers and recruitment agencies. The Employment Coach will then organise training in Systematic Instruction (training in SI will be provided to the successful candidate) to support the learner in the work place and maximise their chances of securing paid employment.

What we are looking for

  • Educated to level 3, including English and maths at level 2 or above
  • Experience of working with learners with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • The ability to support learners in job search and employability skills
  • Experience of IAG and/or recruitment preferred
  • Experience of relationship/account management skills with employers
  • Strong digital skills
  • An inclusive approach to your work and strong resilience

What we can offer

The successful candidate can expect the College to fund any training required for the role, investment in their professional development, opportunities to further their career as well as an excellent benefits package.

Still unsure if this is the right role for you?

If you would like to pop in or have an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Tracy Mucci on 01279 868 228 or Selina Avery on 01279 868 203 or email [email protected] [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 5th March 2023

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.