The Foundation and No Limits Programme
Commercial Foundations CIC was formed in October 2014. Our clear social mission is to support some of the most disadvantaged young people to become work ready and self-sufficient, leading to lasting positive social impact.
As part of Commercial’s supply chain Commercial Foundations tap into the skills, customers and specialist expertise of Commercial Group to support young people and we hope to raise the aspiration of the business world to follow.
Whilst developing a 12 week no limits programme with fantastic outcomes and success rates of 86%, Commercial Foundations CIC is building a number of income streams and work experience opportunities under the brand WEDO. The aim is to be self-sustaining enterprise by the end of 2018.
WE DO Print was the first business unit in the social enterprise family. WE Do Print is a copy shop providing digital, branded merchandise and 3D Solutions. WE DO IT, most recently formed, provides a recycling and reselling service of used IT equipment which has been upgraded and donated by Commercial, their customers and suppliers.
Main purpose of the role
The Job Coach is responsible for the successful delivery and outcomes of No Limits Programme. Equality and Diversity champion for Commercial Foundations.
Recruitment of Young People
Ensure the rolling programme has the required number of Young People at any time by liaising with multiple agencies to attract Young People onto the programme.
Maintain the selection criteria for enrolment onto the programme, carry out interviews and initial risk assessments.
Carry out new starter process and deliver induction.
Deliver an appropriate induction, carry out skills assessment and match skills to the tasks in the social enterprise business and aspirations.
Keep record of all data connected with recruitment Safeguarding, Equality and Inclusion
To act as the Equality and Diversity Champion for the Foundation, promoting and embedding inclusion within the recruitment process, programme content and day to day operations within the Foundation
Ensure that Safeguarding policies and procedures are followed to ensure that the Foundation remains compliant.
To provide a duty of care to all stakeholders including disadvantaged young people, colleagues and visitors.
To highlight safeguarding risks, issues and concerns to the line manager who can take appropriate action as the designated safeguarding officer.
Actively plan the skills development and programme delivery in a structured way.
Maintain a detailed plan of availability on a rolling basis to ensure each young person’s time is spent productively so that they benefit from the development and work opportunities available.
Monitor and manage attendance and punctuality of young people
Ensure all aspects of the programme are delivered including
• Workshops - work skills e.g. CV building, interview process
• Corporate partnership activities
• One to one target setting
• Skills specific workshops and training
• Skills specific to WEDO activities
• Work experience with Commercial Group and Internships Develop new content for example enterprise week.
Successful transition and job outcomes of Young People
Motivate and engage Young People to stay on the programme in a personalised way.
Support Young People to increase skills and confidence in a personalised way.
Support young people to move on to next stage and successful outcome e.g. job search, job applications, CV building.
Ensure a targeted transition plan is created and implemented from week 8 onwards in order to create a personalised pathway which will create lasting social value outcomes.
Build partnerships with local agencies and companies to encourage successful placement and outcomes for young people.
Engage young people in local promotional campaigns in order to promote both the No Limits Programme and the Social Enterprise Business Units Qualifications
Explore continuously opportunities to deliver accredited training and offer qualifications to Young People.
• Experience of working with young people
• Proven ability to motivate and engage with a variety of stakeholders including young people
• Competent IT and administration skills
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, including the ability to build rapport with a wide range of partners both face to face and over the phone
• Excellent planning and organising skills
• Knowledge of what employers require and be able to direct workless individuals accordingly
• Results focused with the experience and ability to meet and exceed targets
• Previous experience in a similar outcomes focused coaching role
• Interest in the growth and development of others
• Experience in working with a wide range of people, all with differing needs and individual aspirations
• Flexible to meet the needs of the business
• Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade C or above
• A full, clean drivers licence, access to own vehicle with business insurance
• Experience of working with a range of people and offering advice and guidance
• Experience and knowledge of interviewing
• Recruitment or sales background
• Coaching and mentoring experience in a variety of setting
• Proven business development abilities and experience of working in a target-driven environment
• Competitive basic salary and bonus scheme
• 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays)
• Company laptop
• We also offer other benefits including a Company contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and an employee support programme.
37.5 hours per week to be worked between the hours of 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. However, overtime may be required to meet the demands of the business.
• Occasional travel between Gloucester and Cheltenham sites will be required
• Applicants must be willing to be enhanced DBS checked