Progression Coach | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Progression Coach

Job titleJob reference number
Progression Coach0904.ETEPC.SF
SalaryHours per week
£20,859 per annum37.5 hours
Contract typeLocation
Fixed Term Contract - 11 monthsSheffield

What’s the role all about?

  • In partnership with Opportunity Sheffield, Depaul will be supporting care leavers to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes in their education, training and employment.
  • This project will build on the knowledge developed through Depaul projects in Manchester and London to deliver creative support to engage care leavers in seizing the opportunities to achieve their ambitions.
  • This is an exciting opportunity because you’ll use your creativity and independence to shape your client support to best meet their needs, whilst having the support of experienced colleagues around you.
  • Through one-to one and group support opportunities, you’ll bring an innovative approach to improve client resilience and encourage participation in Depaul’s wider community programme of activities, and activities in the local community.
  • You’ll strive to capture the Depaul values in all your contribution, and will nurture the development of the clients’ skills, assets and aspirations.

Who are we?

Depaul UK delivers a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.

We provide services that:

  • Prevent homelessness
  • Increase the resilience of those we work with
  • Energise opportunities for employment, education, training & volunteering

We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

What makes this role exciting?

  • This is an opportunity to work independently and develop innovative support solutions
  • A small caseload supports focussed and intensive working.
  • Success in the project will contribute to significant improvement in life chances for this specific client group and be replicable for wider impact.

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • Experience of working with care leavers or other vulnerable young people.
  • Experience of developing creative Education, Training and Employment specific support.
  • Commitment and resilience to maintain a flexible and adaptable approach to achieve positive outcomes.

You can read more about the role in the attached job description.

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 34 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance

Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting or 0207 939 1270.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

Closing date:             23rd April 2019 midday

Interview date:          29th April 2019


To apply please submit the following to including the vacancy title and reference in the subject line:

A supporting statement no longer than 2 x A4 pages addressing the Depaul values -, and the person specification points listed in the job description.

AND either:

  1. completed Depaul job application forms (attached)


  1. a copy of your most up to date CV

Please note:

Applications submitted without a supporting statement and/or after the closing date and time stated will not be put forward for shortlisting

We kindly request no contact from unsolicited recruitment or media agencies.

Application Documents

Nightstop UK

Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.

Communities and charities ran Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK, covering 31 percent of the UK and giving 1,403 young people a bed for the night in 2017 alone.

Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West, South Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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