Coaches: Digital Learning Centre

Salary: £25,000 per annum (pro rata).

Contract Term: All positions at this location are fixed term for up to six months. There is, however, the possibility of future openings.

Working hours: to be agreed and could be either full or part-time. The learning space opening hours will vary on different days and the scheduling of sessions operates around a four week rolling rota. Your day-to-day working hours will reflect this. The learning space is open Monday to Sunday and will include bank holidays (paid at your normal pay rate).You will be expected to work any day Monday to Sunday or a Bank Holiday as part of the Rota.

Location: The learning space location is to be confirmed, however, it is likely that it will be within 1 mile of the Portsmouth and Southsea train station.

What does the Coach role involve?

Coaches deliver 1:1 digital mentoring sessions and act as Front of House coordinator on a shared basis to welcome customers to the digital learning centre and ensure operations run smoothly. Coaches deliver our partner’s approved training content to groups of customers at set times of the day.

We are also looking for Coaches who will provide Coding training and a Coach who will be involved in ‘partnership working’ which will involve setting up effective partnerships and projects, engaging positively with the local community. Both of these positions attract an enhancement.

This is a very exciting time for Good Things Foundation. We are working with our Global Technology Partner to deliver a digital learning space in a high street location where everyone can come to get face-to-face digital skills coaching. 

The digital learning spaces are welcoming and useful spaces for local learners, with a legacy that goes beyond the time that they are open. To support this project, we are recruiting for Coaches who will be central and critical to its success. You will be part of a team that delivers a range of different courses and provides one-to-one coaching. You will also be making connections with local organisations and partners so that people continue to access digital skills support and training once the digital learning centre closes. 

As well as a high street location, the digital learning will take place in other spaces, including a ‘pop-up’ environment and community centres. You will be connecting with local organisations and groups to enable them, us and our partners to develop meaningful relationships that empower local people to develop their digital skills. 

Full and paid training on the content you will be delivering will be provided in advance of service delivery (estimated 10-12 days) including training content and the skills needed to deliver the service. In addition, ongoing coaching and support will be given throughout employment to ensure all staff are confident in role and deliver the service to a high standard and quality. You will potentially be delivering training to groups ranging from between 10 to 100 learners. 

What are we looking for?

• Digital understanding: You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the
power of digital to change people’s lives. You must be a confident and experienced
user of digital, skilled at troubleshooting and getting under the skin of problems.
• Communication: You must be a confident communicator with excellent people/
interpersonal skills.
• Presentation skills: the ability to deliver training to multiple individuals once content
training has been provided (essential)
• You must possess strong organisational and time management skills.
• You are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs A* to C including Maths and English
(or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English), OR the ability to demonstrate the
required level of Maths and English to enable you to perform the role
• Following full training, all candidates must be confident to teach others in a face-to-
face capacity
• Candidates must also have the ability to travel within the local area as needed.

For the Coding Coach role: 
Coding knowledge and skills (essential):

- A firm understanding of HTML/CSS and Javascript,
- Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, Python, C or Ruby on Rails etc..
- A good grasp of design patterns and best practices

The willingness to learn and provide coding training (essential) 
Adept at sharing your coding expertise with others (essential)

For the Coach (Partnership Worker) role: the ability to build and nurture effective working partnerships and strong engagement with the local community (essential)

How to apply

Please complete your Pre-Employment Screening form, and the Equality and Diversity
Monitoring Form and submit your CV by 30 June 2019 (midnight).

Further details on the positions and full job descriptions can be found on our website:

Closing date: 30 June 2019 (midnight)
Assessment day: 17 July 2019

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual's aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.



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