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Job Coach - Supported Internships

The Council’s Skills and Employment Team are looking to recruit a team of Job Coaches to support delivery of a new Supported Internship programme.


Cheshire West and Chester Council
Chester, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Winsford
Job Category
People, Education, Apprenticeships, Administration
CWAC NJC - Grade 5
Salary Min
£19,698 pro rata per annum
Salary Max
£21,748 pro rata per annum
Hours per week
Weeks per year
Employment Type
Closing Date
Ref No

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The Council’s Skills and Employment Team are looking to recruit a team of Job Coaches to support delivery of a new Supported Internship programme. 

Supported Internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.  

Job Coaches are required to support young people in different employment settings across the whole of the borough, with a range of days and hours available, ranging from five hours up to 30 hours+ per week. We are looking for some immediate starts with regular work available in addition to building up a bank of interested individuals who can work periodically throughout the year. 

We are looking for skilled, proactive and flexible individuals who want to help make a difference to support young people to transition and progress towards employment. You will offer 1-1 support to help young people to learn, accommodate, and perform work duties. In addition to working on skills related to performing specific job tasks, you will also help to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Key elements of the support you will provide will include mentoring and support, action planning and completing/maintaining accurate paperwork records. 

Interviews for these roles will take place on an ongoing basis from week commencing 15/03/21 and will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams.

For further information please contact James Holden @

Please note that this job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

 Applicants using Internet Explorer have experienced issues uploading attachments (supporting information and CVs) in the past, so if you are using IE we would suggest that you use a different browser when you submit your application -  for example Google Chrome.

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

 Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.50 per hour for all contracted hours.

 For any technical enquiries please email Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

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