Job vacancy: Community Engagement Coach (The Source)

Expiry date:18:30, Wed, 7th Sep 2022
Salary:£25,000 Per Annum
Benefits:Pension scheme, generous holidays, free car parking at our Sheffield site, discounts at Meadowhall
Duration:2 years Fixed term with the expectation that the role will become permanent
  • Establishing an ongoing community presence for the Source as a provider in local communities as agreed with line management through participation in local network meetings, assumption of community and school roles and all other appropriate activity
  • Providing specific ‘Information, Advice and Guidance’ (IAG) to job seekers, referring to bespoke support and projects where identified suitable to do so.
  • Creating links with community and partner organisations to draw in young people reporting barriers around mental health.
  • Carry a case load of young people reporting mental health barriers to employment and design a programme of support to ‘Coach’ these young people toward positive progression to further study, apprenticeships and/or employment.
  • Work alongside The Sources ‘Apprenticeship Team’ to support recruitment of engaged young people toward suitable vacancies and placements.
  • To actively promote the Source’s full range of provision for local communities, school leavers and employers as appropriate.
  • To participate and support in any specific community-based delivery projects to ensure the success.
  • To deliver information, and guidance against a range of provision and support, making informed and objective decisions based impartially upon learner needs and aspirations.
  • To undertake risk assessments and monitoring visits of potential community venues for delivery. 
  • To establish and sustain links with local community groups, JCP and local partners in agreed specific regions.
  • To support in organising and facilitating the assessment, taster and community sessions in support of all community delivery. 
  • To produce reports on engagement with local community on a periodic basis to inform assessment of work effectiveness and inform organisational planning considerations.
    Identify and gather opportunity marketing and publicity to support in the active promotion of the Source as a provider of high quality education and training.
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post


  • GSCE grade 4+ or equivalent in Maths, English and IT
  • IAG L2 qualification of higher


  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and work to tight deadlines
  • Consistently high standard of professionalism in conduct, acting as a representative of the organisation at all times
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Be able to manage time and conflicting priorities
  • A good level of administration and IT skills
  • The ability to provide objective and impartial IAG
  • Proven ability to liaise with partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A proven commitment to equality


  • Experience of operating in external roles with the community / and or voluntary sector
  • Experience of working successfully within the Education sector
  • Experience of conducting IAG in an objective and impartial manner supporting in guidance of learners