Essential Skills Coach

  • Job Reference: NEW29
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
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  • Location: Newham, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £23,370 to £25,233
  • Sector: Assessor / Skills Coach
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Essential Skills Coach – X 5

To help build young people’s soft skills

Starting at £23,370.75 with progression to £25,233.95 (pro rata of £27,495 £29,687.00 to £29,687.00) per annum

Full time, term time only (0.85 FTE)

Fixed term to July 2023

Ref: OP/40

We are seeking to appoint five essential skills coaches who can work in a newly established team to plan and deliver engaging, interactive, practical sessions to groups of students to build their essential skills in communication, creative problem solving, self-management and collaboration. 

This is a pivotal role contributing to the success of NewVIc learners.  Research has shown that building these skills has an impact on social mobility, productivity, wellbeing and life satisfaction. If you are passionate about making a contribution to high quality post-16 education and training, then we would love to hear from you.

A warm welcome to NewVIc - a place where all ambitions are celebrated. As one of the largest sixth form colleges in London (more than 3,000 students), we are a non-selective, diverse and secular college, proud to have launched over 50,000 young people onto university, training and employment since we were founded in 1992.

In 2019, the College was graded overall as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and ‘Outstanding’ for our provision of personal development, behaviour and welfare. We are very proud to be a three-time silver award winner at the Pearson National Teaching Awards, where in 2020, we made history by becoming the first ever provider to win two awards in a single year.

At NewVIc, we have a unique commitment to social impact - which means we support our staff and students to have a positive effect on the world. We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society - small changes that add up to make the world a better place.

Our motto is: Diverse in Ambition, United in Success

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme, onsite parking, cycle to work, onsite canteen, TECH Scheme, Eye Care support and full access to the onsite gym.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment.  We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

This role will be starting as soon as possible depending on notice period for successful candidates.

Closing date: 12 noon onMonday 15 August 2022

Selection date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 / Wednesday 24th August (please allow all day)  

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Please note previous applicants in the last 6 months need not apply

We regret that we are unable to respond to every application. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.