Job Coach (Maternity Cover)

£21,705 FTE rising to £22,790.25 FTE from January 2022
Role type:
Term-Time Only, Part Time
33 hrs / 42 weeks (0.8 FTE)
Contract type:
Maternity Cover
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

The role 

We have exciting job coaching opportunities to work across Work Outcomes programmes; one maternity cover and one permanent role. Successful candidates will join our experienced team of teachers, job mentors and support staff in developing learners’ work related knowledge, understanding and skills. Work Outcomes programmes include Supported Internships, Traineeships, General Work and Adult Employability programmes. You will be required to deliver work-based workshops and will work with learners to assess skills and aspirations related to employment to ensure that the work placements you broker support progression and that the voluntary or paid transition outcomes you secure are sustainable and meet the needs of individuals.

You will ideally have experience of working with people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and may be already working as a Job Coach or similar training role in a variety of working environments such as an education environment and/or care environment. The ability to network and liaise effectively with employer partners is essential.

This is a Maternity Cover role working 33 hours per week during term time (42 weeks) some of which requires flexibility and negotiation within the team to ensure that learner support is continued outside of term time.

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How will we reward you? 


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rate for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. This means in the New Year the salary for this role will increase to xxx (per hour/per year).


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to  or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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