Pathway Group - Skills and Career Progression Coach

Submitted by AdamByrne on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:09

Job Title: Skills and Career Progression Coach

Salary/Rate: £25000 - £30000/annum

Location: WS1, Walsall, West Midlands (County)

Posted: 21/05/2021 (08:26)

Agency: Pathway First Ltd


As a Skills and Career Progression Coach, employment advisor, you will be responsible for working with the learners and participants across all our funding streams providing advisory support and guidance to overcome barriers to employment and achieve realistic job goals. The post holder will report to and work closely with Contract and Centre Managers to meet performance KPI’s. There is an expectation to build excellent relationships with learners, employers, and referral partners to support the development and progression of all learners and local relationships at Pathway’s further supporting and developing the footprint in the local area.
The post holder’s duties will include managing a caseload of learners, managing their journey to employment making correct use of our many funding streams, offer advice and direction to enable learners to access the support they need as per contractual requirements. The post holder will set SMART targets and provide a level of synergy across all major funding streams within the site, maximising our offer to our learners. The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining administrative systems and completing paperwork diligently and accurately across all the various funding streams.


* To meet performance targets subsequently meeting financial expectations on a monthly basis.
* To meet fluctuating monthly job outcome targets subsequently meeting financial expectations across all contracts and funding streams.
* Manage a caseload of learners, setting SMART targets and accurately recording progression.
* To grow the business through various funding streams which are but not limited to advance learner loans, AEB, apprenticeship and traineeships.
* To own the development and progression of our learners towards their career goals.
* Build and maintain local relationships with employers, stakeholders and referral agencies to further enhance Pathways performance and footprint.
* To provide accurate and timely reports to your Line Manager.
* To ensure that all activity you are involved with is of high quality and the learner and employer experience is good in line with the education inspection framework, Matrix standards and/or other stakeholder standards.
* Have an eye for detail ensuring compliance expectations are always met as a normal standard
* Ensure IAG paperwork is of the highest quality ensuring a minimum grade 2 IAG standard is demonstrated at all times.
* To ensure Companies policies and procedures are followed.
* Full awareness of Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.
* To carry out any other duties which may be reasonably expected of the role.


* Experience of a similar IAG advisory role supporting learners into work.
* Knowledge of the employability and skill market
* Understand and have experience of Ofsted and audit compliance.
* To have knowledge and experience of ESFA funding streams
* A proven track record of building and maintaining excellent relationships.
* Experience in using MIS, trackers and learning platforms.
* Experience of the learner journey.
* Experience of working in a quality-driven environment.
Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent people skills. Ability to build rapport.
* Target driven.
* Resilient, relentless and the drive to succeed.
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, with attention to detail.
* Ability to work calmly under pressure, self-motivated and use own initiative.
* Ability to build strong working relationships with other departments.
* An excellent work ethic and positive attitude to work
* Excellent written and oral communication skills

A few words from our CEO

“We expect our new team member to do what is necessary, do what needs doing and what they said they would do. The pace will be fast. We need them to adapt and react positively and move forward.
We’re looking for somebody that has a positive vibe and nature, is entrepreneurial at heart and actually believes in our core values: honesty, integrity, leadership and passion and is completely customer-focused.
The person needs to be a real team player and one that believes and accepts wholeheartedly in ownership, accountability and responsibility whilst staying clear of blame, denial and excuses.”
Safaraz Ali

Job Type: Permanent

Start Date:

Contract Length: N/A

Contact Name: Julie Bird

Telephone: 0121 707 0550

Job Reference: Skills and Career Progression Coach WS1

Job ID: 213402204


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