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Career Development Coach

Become a Career Development Coach! Change the life of a person who is long-term unemployed, by giving them one-to-one support on their journey from being out of work to finding a job and keeping it .


 What is an Employment Coach? Employment coaches are unpaid volunteers who give one-to-one support to unemployed people on their journey from being out of work to finding a job and keeping it. You will support unemployed people through the Careers Development Work (CDG) Programme, giving them regular individual coaching and mentoring as they look for work and then begin their new job. By providing a friendly ear, and drawing on your own experience and expertise, you will help jobseekers build their confidence and overcome any barriers.


 What will I gain from the role? The role of career development coach means you will have the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. Coaching is a great skill to have and you will get training and regular support from CDG.


What do I need for the role?

•Be able to show how your working experience can allow you to support and coach people.

 •Be able to identify potential barriers to employment and to give long-term support by phone, email and in person.

 •Have an empathetic approach and desire to help the long-term unemployed into sustainable employment.

•Be able to volunteer outside normal working hours (when supporting successful jobseekers in their new job).

•Be able to commit to an initial induction session of three hours and an initial coaching awareness session of three hours.

•Commit to regularly volunteering between two and 10 hours each month.

•Be a UK resident


. How flexible is the role? You should find that the role fits easily into your life. You only need commit for a minimum of between two and 10 hours each month either inside or outside of normal office hours. Where will I volunteer? You will be based in CDG or partner centres in the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, City, Croydon, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.


 If you are interested please submit a CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the position and relevant skills to: or visit the Reach website at: