Education, Training and Employability Coordinator Job at Palace for Life Foundation – in London

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Education, Training & Employment Coordinator will support the development and coordination of all aspects of the Foundation’s Route to Employment Programmes, for young people aged 11 – 25 years old. He/she will support the delivery arrangements for specified employability provision across the Foundation including,

Resilience Leadership Programmes, the RESET 123 Social Mobility Programmes at the Academy, Re- Engagement Programmes and the Government Kickstart Traineeship Programme via the EFLT. The post-holder will work closely with all colleagues of the Foundation to ensure our referral processes and delivery meet the needs of our participants and develop mechanisms to support our Routes to Employment Programmes in the following key areas: Enrolment, Induction, Assessment, Quality Assurance, Learner Support and Employability.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary

  • Work with the ETE Manager to define employability provision aligned to young people’s needs, demography, contractual requirements and budgets
  • Support the design, development and implementation of all Route to Employment Programmes and courses, in line with relevant standards and regulations
  • Be a coach and mentor to sessional staff and pursue excellence and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Support relationships with Crystal Palace Football Club (CPFC), key suppliers/employers and stakeholders
  • Network with external organisations and partners to identify and secure employability opportunities for Foundation participants including enabling corporate and individual volunteers to co-develop and deliver provision
  • Develop delivery in order to maximise progression opportunities for participants
  • Ensure that key project information is recorded, analysed and disseminated as appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with staff using verbal and written reports to ensure accurate and timely progress reviews, to meet the requirements of awarding and funding bodies.
  • Develop a network database of employers and voluntary organisations to broker work placements, learning activities and work opportunities
  • To ensure all work is in line with the Policies and guidelines/procedures as adopted and adhered to by the Foundation.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Senior Management Team of the Foundation

Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills

Essential: –


  • Diploma in Education, Youth Work or Criminology or Equivalent
  • Knowledge of Traineeships and/or Apprenticeships within work-based learning environments
  • Knowledge of key employers who provide apprenticeship opportunities
  • Knowledge of safeguarding reporting processes and procedures
  • Ability to recognise safeguarding concerns and report appropriately
  • Willingness to engage with safeguarding training as directed


  • Experience working with young people who are NEET or ‘hard to reach’
  • Experience working in FE Colleges delivering on Study Programmes/Traineeships/Apprenticeships
  • Experience mentoring staff/facilitators/tutors
  • Must have excellent facilitation skills
  • Previous experience with education / audit software
  • Experience of monitoring learner progress using standard college database systems
  • Experience of evaluating programmes, analysing qualitative and quantitative data.

Technical Skills

Consider the skills or abilities that are required to do the job e.g.

  • Must have outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Literacy & Numeracy to Level 2
  • Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning Skills
  • Excellent time management and timekeeping


  • Be approachable
  • Able to evaluate programmes and analyse qualitative and quantitative data.
  • High level emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • High level communication (oral and written) and organisational skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings
  • Flexible
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to thrive in challenging circumstances

Desirable: –


  • TAQA/A1 Assessor Qualification
  • IQA (Internal Verifier Qualification)
  • Knowledge of the changes in Apprenticeship Standards


  • Experience delivering on Study Programmes/Traineeships/Apprenticeships in a Community Football Foundation environment

Technical Skills

  • InDesign Brochure Design Skills
  • First Aid Certificate
  • DBS


  • Ability to coach and mentor teams

How to Apply

Visit the Palace for Life website and follow the instructions under ‘Job Opportunities’. Please note: any applications received without a completed application form will be automatically disregarded.

Application deadline: 04/08/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,500.00-£27,500.00 per year


  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programmes
  • Work from home


Work remotely:

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Company Location:  London

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