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In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

The Employment & Skills Service is part of Coventry City Council.  We work with a range of delivery partners to provide a wide portfolio of top quality support to Coventry residents of all ages who are looking for work.  We work with partners across the city and our Employer Hub actively works with local employers to generate opportunities for local people. 

Our friendly and welcoming Job Shop is situated in Coventry City Centre. We are here to support all Coventry residents to search for employment, training, apprenticeships and work placements.  People can explore a wide range of local vacancies that are updated daily and access training opportunities.  

We also provide ground-breaking specialist support for local residents who face multiple and sometimes complex barriers that make it hard for them to find a job.  The Job Shop and our exciting range of specialist employment support programmes are among the very best support available in the UK 

What is the job role?

Do you thrive on enabling people to achieve and believe that disabled people should have the same employment and life opportunities as everyone else?

If the answer is yes, then please read on.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Pathways to Employment service and make a real difference to the lives of adults and young disabled people with learning disabilities, autism/neurodiverse, physical disabilities and other people who also face major barriers when it comes to gaining employment.

The Pathways to Employment Team is part of the Skills, Employment and Adult Education Service. We work in partnership with the Council’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Team to ensure that our residents have choice and control, good quality support and the opportunity to progress through a range of employment pathways. We support individuals by helping them to develop their employment skills and progress into meaningful, sustainable and good quality employment opportunities.

You will support individuals on our study programmes which includes supported internships, working with them to identify their skills, experience and aspirations. Supporting individuals to develop their employment skills, including independent travel and then working with other members of the team to identify appropriate employment pathways.

Your role will be to support individuals to access employment related opportunities and become independent in their roles and provide the necessary coaching, training and encouragement to enable them to succeed. This will include getting to know each individual, helping to match them to the right opportunities and then providing them with on-the-job training and support in the workplace. You will also liaise with the young person’s family, education provider and other people involved in their life to ensure that the support you provide is tailored to the young person’s needs.

You will work closely with employers to identify and create opportunities and ensure that they are supported and can confidently manage, train and support customers once your support has been faded and withdrawn. This will involve working with the individual’s workplace colleagues to help them to develop the skills and confidence they need, identifying the various tasks that make up the role and working with the employer to develop a training plan. You will carry out regular monitoring visits and reviews to ensure that placements are going well and that individuals are progressing.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Who are we looking for?

You will be committed to Equality and Inclusion and fundamentally believe that everyone has the right to be part of and contribute to the economy regardless of the challenges they may experience. You will believe that with the right opportunity and support everyone can achieve, make a positive contribution and have a meaningful and fulfilling life.

You will be passionate about promoting independence and enabling people to achieve.

You will have a can-do approach and the ability to find creative solutions to overcome obstacles.

You will have the skills and ability to provide support and guidance in a discreet manner ensuring that individuals are enabled to show their potential and that employers are supported to see the skills and abilities the young person has to offer.

You will be an excellent communicator who is approachable, outgoing and able to communicate with a wide range of people. You will be confident in and enjoy adapting to various work settings and be able to work effectively on your own initiative and as part of a team.

You will be able to work flexibly, travelling to different locations. This role may very occasionally involve early starts, late finishes or working at weekends depending on the support needs of your customers and employers. You will be involved in agreeing and setting up support so will have advance notice of when flexible working will be required.

If you like a challenge and believe that you have the passion and skills to be able to make a real difference to the lives of young disabled people, then we would like to hear from you.

For further information or to discuss the role please contact Hannah Rogers on hannah.rogers@coventry.gov.uk  or 07534 280 586

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date: Friday 26th July
Shortlisting will take place on Monday 22nd July.

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant, and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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