Employability Skills Coach

Location : Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Job Ref : JA917
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : Education
Salary : £Competitive

Description

Tutor/Assessor (Employability Skills Coach)

Location – Southend-on-Sea

Salary – £24,718 – £28,540

 Overview

Our client South Essex College are recruiting for the following role and you can apply either via this advert or directly via the following link:
https://jobs.southessex.ac.uk/rEcruit/Recruitment/Vacancies.aspx
 

Introduction

The main responsibilities of this role are to deliver a range of employability skills and sector specific training to learners, to assess and support those learners to fulfil their course requirements in a timely manner and to design programmes of study and learning materials depending on market demand.

An Employability Skills Coach will work with learners across a variety of programmes; this could be large groups of learners in a classroom, individual learners in their workplace, small groups in an off-site premises or via the internet for our distance learning packages. This interaction with learners may take place at one or more of the College’s campuses, off-site in an employer’s business, community centre or similar place hired for delivery, via Teams/Zoom or similar virtual platform or in the learner’s workplace.

Management Accountability

Responsible to: Adult Skills Team Leaders/ Adult Skills Manager.
 
Duties and Responsibilities

a)    Teach groups of adult learners (and, on occasion under 19s) in a range of subjects specific to a variety of different workplaces. Ensure that all teaching is delivered giving plenty of reference to the workplace using current examples of best working practices and employer and legal requirements.
b)    Carry out assessment and internal verification duties as necessary and to a standard required by your manager/team leader that will best support the success of your learners and meet the strict requirements of the numerous awarding bodies that the department works with.
c)    Organise, oversee and mark written assessments providing the appropriate level of feedback to each learner for them to develop and make good progress on their training programme.
d)    Carry out assessment of learners’ skills and knowledge in the classroom and/or in the workplace, depending of programme of study. If carrying out workplace assessments ensure they are timely, in agreement with the employer, the learner and the team leader responsible for that area of study and carried out in a manner that supports health and safety requirements.
e)    Complete Health and Safety risk assessments for each work-based learning placement, for offsite delivery venues and for any training that has a physical skills element to it.
f)     Assist in the recruitment, induction, support, and assessment of learners as required and provide and co-ordinate appropriate and detailed tutorial support for learners. Ensure that individual learning plans (ILPs), information, advice and guidance (IAG)/interviews and reviews are completed at the appropriate time of the training programme and in enough detail to ensure compliance for the various auditing organisations.
g)    Take responsibility for ensuring that start and end dates and learner progress are accurately recorded for each learner on the department’s tracking systems and understand that timely success is essential to the success of all adult learning programmes. Also ensure that learners are enrolled onto the correct programme of study and registered with the relevant awarding organisation(s).
h)    Be accountable for timely completion of learners and take responsibility for learner management issues primarily with your own learners/groups of learners but also with colleagues’ learners if needed. Implement College student behaviour practices where poor behaviour is displayed including (but not limited to) lateness, non-attendance in lessons, non-completion or work and poor attitude.
i)     Liaise with the appropriate Manager and Team Leader to report on learner progress, achievement, and the quality of the provision. Take responsibility for keeping learners on track for timely completion of their qualification(s) and keep department tracking systems accurate and up to date. maintain all paperwork as required by the College and the awarding organisation(s).
j)     Take responsibility for building a strong working relationship with the employer of each of your work-based learners and regularly report to them on learner performance and progress. Use the opportunity of these relationships to generate

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