Employability Coach - Harrogate

Location Harrogate
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £23,573.28 per annum
Contact name: Tim Swenson

Contact email: timothy.swenson@hft.org.uk
Contact phone: 07810756084
Job ref: 014522
Published: 27 days ago
Expiry date: 29 Feb 2024 23:59

Location: Project SEARCH @ Harrogate

Find your place with us and help change lives as an Employability Coach for Project SEARCH.

HFT are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

As a Follow-On Employability Coach at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible, by supporting them to achieve goals and aspirations around paid employment. In this creative and rewarding role, you will enable people to develop and acquire relevant skills needed for the workplace, support them to gain work experience, and help them to find long term paid employment. You will provide innovative and high quality support to individuals who are in employment, or currently looking for work. You will be helping to ensure that the people we support:

  • Have the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment
  • Gain work experience in a large business
  • Increase their independence
  • Achieve their aspirations
  • Are empowered to make decisions and choices around their future employment
  • Are kept safe

What you'll get in return:

  • Training: Access to award winning training and development

  • Financial Benefits such as Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app

  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.

  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.

  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.

  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.

  • Free life assurance 3 x your annual salary

  • Family friendly policies


About you

You will have a ‘Can Do’ attitude, be driven and enthusiastic about helping people with learning disabilities to meet their aspirations. You will have the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people's support needs in a way that respects their individuality. You will work be able to work well using your own initiative and in partnership with colleagues from partner organisations, and with Hft’s Work Options Manager.

As an Employability Coach at Project SEARCH, you will usually work Mon-Fri during office hours, however you will need to be open to flexible working which may involve some occasional evening and weekend work.

What we offer

We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.

Find your place with us and change lives.

Job description and person specification.




​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.