Pield Heath House School

Employability Skills Coach
Post Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 25/09/2023
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Level 3 Special Support Assistant - Employability Skills Coach

Work pattern: 41.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (38 weeks) + staff training days.
Contract type: Permanent.
Salary information: NJC, Scale 5; Points 8-12, £23,916.47 – £25,569.63 per annum (actual).

The aim of the Employability Skills Coach is to deliver employability skills training in a structured way that will support students in developing the essential skills required to become as independent as possible developing their opportunities for employment.

You will develop individualised learning programmes to maximise students potential and empower them to become enthusiastic and independent learners.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering work experiences opportunities and programme development within The Well in conjunction with the Sixth Form Team.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is eager to take on a new challenge to develop the area of employability and work experience opportunities for all. You will be able to demonstrate a willingness to commit to the following principles;
  • Team worker – able to work positively with others, encourages input from all and actively contributes to team discussions working to come to consensus decisions.
  • Flexibility – will always go the extra mile to meet the needs of the job, undertaking a variety of work to achieve the best outcomes for students.
  • Constantly seeks improvement – of their own skills, knowledge and ways of working as well as systems of work and resources to do the job. Has high expectations of themselves and students.
  • Uses initiatives when identifying tasks to be done and priorities.
  • Consistency of purpose – is able to act consistently and make decisions fairly when working with students and staff.
  • Judgement – can exercise good judgements based on sound facts, knows when to step back or get involved when dealing with students or staff. Can identify which things are of a confidential nature and who are the right people to inform.
  • Communicator – socially and professionally skilled at dealing with people and is able to engender the confidence of others, displaying exemplary social skills at all times and a sensitivity in the light of confidential information.
  • Empathy – with young people with a wide range of specific needs and from a range of backgrounds. 
  • Punctuality and Attendance - is on time every morning to prepare for the day and has exemplary attendance to ensure consistency of learning for the students and to maximise their progress within the employability skills.
A commitment to these principles will ensure that the successful candidate is able to help our school community to thrive; accountability and dedication to continuous professional development are essential expectations of whoever steps into this role.

  • Have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Organisation/prioritisation skills.
  • Be able to lesson plan, recording progress and compile reports at a professional level.
  • Be able to demonstrate positive interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate professional conduct, enthusiasm and initiative at all times.
  • Express empathy for all students and demonstrate flexibility and resilience.
Closing date: 25th September 2023.
Interviews: 2nd October 2023.

Supporting Documents

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement
Pield Heath House School 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. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Our Location
Address: Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3NW