Jobcentres across Nottinghamshire for are now recruiting for ‘Work Coach’ jobs to help people improve their CV, interview and job searching skills.
The Department for Work and Pensions has entered its final round of recruitment for 9,000 additional Work Coaches nationwide by the end of March 2021.
Applications are open from December 9 in Nottinghamshire until Wednesday December 16 at 11.55pm.
There will be 90 new roles available across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.
It follows an initial phase of recruitment where 4,500 Work Coaches were hired as part of DWP’s response to the pandemic.
The Government is doubling the number of jobcentre Work Coaches available to support people to 27,000 by March 2021.
Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment said: “Any Work Coach will tell you just how rewarding their job is. Helping someone back into work is really fulfilling and knowing the positive difference you’ve made to someone’s life is a real boost.
“If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to support your community, put yourself forward for what is a crucial role at the forefront of the UK’s economic recovery.”
A Government spokesperson added: “These new recruits will be vital to ensuring that people in Nottinghamshire have access to expert mentoring and jobs support. More expert Work Coaches means more personal, tailored support for jobseekers who are looking to get going with a new career or to move sectors.
“Along with helping people improve their CV, interview and job search skills, Work Coaches also help arrange more structured support including:
- “The £2 billion Kickstart scheme which puts young people receiving benefits first in line for new, high quality, six-month roles provided by employers from all sectors. The placements give them a wage for the duration and the chance to build their experience and professional networks.
- “The £238 million JETS programme targeting those out of work for three months with a range of help from expert providers, including specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors.
- “A mixture of work experience and training through SWAPS (Sector-based Work Academy Programmes), which received a £17 million funding boost this summer and will help people move into new sectors.”
Apply here to become a Work Coach.