Employability Coach (hft)

Salary: £21,136
Post: Full-time. 3 year fixed term contract, there could be scope for extension subject to ongoing funding of Project SEARCH which is reviewed annually. These roles are subject to contract.
Location: Liverpool

Project SEARCH is a partnership between an education provider (school or college), a host business (employer), Hft (the charity which delivers adult disability services and Employability Coach), a local authority and DWP. The goal of the job of an Employability Coach is to ensure that the people we support:

  • Have the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment
  • Gain work experience in a large business
  • Increase their independence
  • Achieve their aspirations
  • Are empowered to make decisions and choices around their future employment
  • Are kept safe


About you

You will have a ‘Can Do’ attitude, be driven and enthusiastic about helping people with learning disabilities to meet their aspirations. You will have the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people's support needs in a way that respects their individuality. You will work be able to work well using your own initiative and in partnership with colleagues from partner organisations, and with Hft’s Work Options Manager. The ultimate purpose of the Employability Coach and Project SEARCH, is to enable young people with a learning disability to secure a real job either with the the host employer or externally with another employer. The post holder’s performance in the role is assessed using this purpose.

As an Employability Coach at Project SEARCH, you will usually work Mon-Fri during office hours, however you will need to be open to flexible working which may involve some occasional evening and weekend work.


What we offer

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams. We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.



  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Join us and help us change lives.


To apply

To apply, please visit https://careers.hft.org.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3061

For more information on the role, please contact:Julia Hawkins or Bryony Dolby. Email: julia.hawkins@ht.org.uk or Bryony.Dolby@hft.org.uk

Closing date: 15 September 2021