Wise Steps
Newcastle Upon Tyne
From £17,013 to £25,785 per annum
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Wise Steps has been awarded £7.2 million by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme to support people facing barriers to work in neighbourhoods across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and North Tyneside and South Tyneside. The project will assist 2,000 people to access employment and work experience opportunities, support them to achieve qualifications and improve their wellbeing and life chances. Starting later this year, support will be available to all residents of Tyne & Wear who are of working age, unemployed or economically inactive, and have multiple challenges to getting into work. The target groups will include unemployed people, people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals, ex-offenders and lone parents. The Wise Group will deliver the project with a diverse partnership of more than 40 locally-based organisations including specialists with expertise in assisting people in communities in the region. To support our project we have an exciting opportunity for Coaches to join our team. Our team of Coaches will provide high quality support, guidance and mentoring to people on Wise Steps. Coaches will work in a collaborative way with individuals to drive transformational change by utilising expertise, skills and a wide range of strategies to positively challenge and overcome the barriers to achieve progression in the person’s personal journey. They will have demonstrable experience of working with people in a coaching, mentoring environment and local knowledge of support & development agencies within the programme area is desirable. Knowledge of the barriers faced by people who have challenges with circumstances and behaviours e.g. including caring responsibilities, disabilities, mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and accessing employment is desirable. Reference: C/WS/HR Salary: £17,013 - £25,785 Status: Permanent Location: Newcastle, Sunderland, South Tyneside. Please indicate on your application if you have a preference. RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS Be part of something special. Be part of the Wise Group. We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group staff must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right staff, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers. The closing date for applications is Monday 24 October 2016 . Application Packs are available via the 'Apply' button or by calling the HR Department on 0141 303 3131. Completed application and equal opportunities forms should be emailed or posted to: Human Resources 72 Charlotte Street GlasgowG1 5DW The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud holder of the double tick disability symbol. Scottish Charity No: SC004089 This job was originally posted as