Youth Education Service - Support and Progression Coach

1625 Independent People
£28,770 - £30,296 per annum
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 25 June, 2024 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

We are excited to be recruiting into YES (Youth Education Service). This new role is the missing piece to offering the most deserving young people the best chance at being successful in education and employment. The successful applicant will be trained to use psychologically informed techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support YES students to thrive in their education at YES and access sustainable employment opportunities beyond their time at YES, through using a relationship-based and trauma informed approach.

YES, a registered alternative learning provision (ALP) which offers English and Maths functional skills tuition and/or qualifications in small friendly classes, or 1:1, to 16-25 year olds experiencing barriers to their learning. This role has been created to offer 1:1 tailored support to young people to overcome physical or emotional barriers to attending through using ACT techniques. 

Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Tuesday 25th June 2024.

We are striving to better represent the young people we support and therefore are particularly keen to increase applications from minoritized ethnic groups, Muslim and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We also encourage applications from people with relevant lived experience. 

If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Who are we?
We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the Southwest, working with over 1,500 young people. At 1625ip we are driven by Social Justice and Passion: we strive to do something that matters and take pride in seeing the results of our work in social outcomes and improving young people’s lives.

What you will be doing:

  • By adopting a flexible and creative approach, you will enable young people to improve their confidence and wellbeing and overcome physical barriers (such as travel) to empower them to consistently engage in their education.
  • You will use your experience of consistent and effective partnership working and strong communication skills to engage referral partners, other support services internal and external to 1625ip, and employers. 
  • You will be part of a passionate team of people surrounding each young person, providing holistic and specialist support adapted to meet the needs of each individual.  
  • By being empathetic and truly understanding the complex needs of our students, you will work with them 1:1 to create realistic and ambitious progression plan.
  • Being well organised and efficient, you will effectively record, and evidence education, employment and wellbeing outcomes achieved by young people, ensuring safe working practice, and contributing to our effort to secure future funding of the project. 

At 1625ip we are led by our Competency Development Framework. This connects our values to our behaviours in everything we do and gives us the tools to develop. The framework ensures our recruitment is better informed, applications and interviews are behaviourally based and job profiles are developed on the ‘how’ of a job. 

If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role. Details of how you can do that are further down in this advert.

Contract details 

  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £28,770 - £30,296 per annum
  • The location: Youth Education Service, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre.

A few benefits at 1625ip
In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus all Bank Holidays
  • Employee Health Cash Plan
  • A supportive and approachable team with an emphasis on colleague wellbeing 
  • “I feel grateful to work here every day! The work feels useful and worthwhile and I feel like I am able to make a difference for our young people” (From Colleague Wellbeing Survey 2023). See what other colleagues have said about their career development with us, here. 

Important dates

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, Tuesday 25th June 2024. 
  • If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Monday 1st July 2024, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.  
How to Apply: 

Application information
Ready to see yourself in this rewarding role? We can’t wait to hear from you.

  • To access the Job Pack and submit an application, please visit the vacancy page on our website.
  • You will be asked to answer 5 questions at the end of the Word application form. These are required to ensure your application can be shortlisted. 
  • Please note the online e-application form cannot be saved so we recommend you prepare your Word application form before you start filling in the e-form.
  • Please get in touch with us if a hard copy of the application form would be preferred. We will organise a time for you to collect it from and return it to Kingsley Hall (our main office in Old Market). An online application will then be created for you. 

Contact us

Equal opportunities for everyone
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers and encourage applications. 

As an organisation who safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We comply fully with the DBS code of practice and undertake to treat all applications for positions fairly. For successful candidates with a criminal record, a risk assessment process will take place with the recruiting manager.  

We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information

Contact Person: 
Meghan Joyce
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
Kingsley Hall 58-59 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0ER