Job Coaches (County Durham)

Salary: £23,541 - £27,041
Posts: Full-time. Initially to December 2023
Location: County Durham

Durham is seeking to recruit 6 full-time Job Coaches, initially until December 2023, for its DurhamEnable service. The service will rely on flexible approaches to working to meet the needs of our customers. This will include a blended approach to community, office and home-based work. Flexibility in working hours may be required within the team to deliver a personalised approach to our work. 

We would like to announce an exciting new Supported Employment Service, DurhamEnable, coming to County Durham. Our aim is to support individuals with disabilities and mental ill health progress into and remain in paid work opportunities.  
We are seeking to appoint a number of Job Coaches to create a diverse and inclusive team who can demonstrate resilient qualities and hold high aspirations for people with disabilities and mental ill health. We welcome applicants who have experience from a range of organisations, with transferable skill sets as well as a strong underlying set of social values and core beliefs.

As a successful candidate:
• You will use a mixture of recognisable and creative strategies to engage and progress County Durham residents with disabilities and mental ill health on their journey towards paid work. 
• You will manage a small caseload, to ensure a personalised 1:1 offer of support is in place.
• You will raise employer’s awareness of the positive contribution people with a disability and or a mental health condition can make to the workforce by directly engaging with employers and local communities.

Overall, we are looking for Job Coaches who have the drive and enthusiasm to engage and support both our County Durham residents and potential employers. The goal being to create and build excellent working relationships, allowing individuals with disabilities and mental ill health to reach their full potential.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification. 

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For further information about the post please contact: Stuart Cannon, or 07795 446536. 

Closing date: 7 March 2021

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually via Teams on 16th and 17th March 2021. 


As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Successful applicants for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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