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Mentors And Job Coaches Wanted

Talent Match is a Black Country wide National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund project that has also secured additional funding through the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. The project supports young adults aged 17-29 who are furthest from the labour market and face additional barriers to progression and moving into employment, education or training. In particular, the project focuses on young adults who have a background of offending behaviour, those who left unsupported are most likely to be left behind. To meet demand, we are recruiting the following posts to ensure there is sufficient coverage and support for young adults across the Black Country.

Key delivery partners include; BCTG, Gazebo Theatre, Just Straight Talk, Mentoring West Midlands and YMCA Black Country Group.

All post holders will be pro-active, operate and work flexibly to ensure the project delivers its short and long term outcomes for its young adults and stakeholders.

Mentors –£24,345 5 full time posts (37 hrs per week) and 1 part time post (25hrs per week), based with partner organisations (1x Dudley, 1x Sandwell, 1x Walsall and 2.6 x Wolverhampton) initially 12 month contracts from 1st September 2019.

Mentors provide intensive person centred and transformational mentoring support, guiding the young adult through support mechanisms and into employment or self-employment. Mentors work intensively and will adopt a solutions focused approach alongside the mentees they work with.

Experience of working alongside young adults with offending behaviours and complex needs would be desirable.

Job and In Work Support Coach – £24,368 1 post based in Wolverhampton.

Providing intensive, individualised employment focused support, access to work experience, volunteering and ultimately meaningful employment. To support with sustained job outcomes, by providing in-work support to those young adults who secure employment, working alongside them and their employer to sustain the employment opportunity.

Experience of working alongside young adults with offending behaviours and complex needs would be desirable.

All employees need to work to the ethos of the project plus the ethos and values of the host organisation they are recruited to. These posts offer an important opportunity to be part of a project that aims to ensure all young adults, regardless of their start in life, are supported to fulfil their potential, placing them and businesses at the centre of the solution.

For a job description and application pack please download them from our website or tel 01902 773761 or email

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce, including applicants with additional language skills.

We have a strong commitment to safeguarding and use approved safer recruitment processes which include appropriate DBS checks.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 2nd August 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing: Monday 12th August 2019.


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