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Progress Coach: Business, Community and Access

College Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR9 1DX
Croydon College
Full Time
£24,480 Full-time Equivalent
19th May 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
8th June 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: 35 hours per week, TTO
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1239967

Would you like to play a key role in helping young people to succeed, to make a positive impact in the local community?

Progress Coaches are key to student outcomes, as a progress coach you will help provide a route into teaching for students to develop further.

We are seeking a highly motivated, student-focused Progress Coach, to deliver coaching to our young people in the School of Business, Community & Access. The successful postholder will be using a comprehensive programme that will support student development, enhance learner progression opportunities, and positively impact student outcomes.

Role Purpose:

Responsible for student monitoring and intervention as part of a team of Progress Coaches, you will work with young people in support of their induction, performance (including attendance and academic progress), independent study and progression. You’ll have your own case load and will work with students in groups, smaller tutorials and individual meetings. You’ll work across the department to monitor student attendance and liaise with teaching and support staff on interventions, including direct contact with student, their families or wider stakeholders. You’ll also support students to build resilience and problem solve, providing help with a range of financial, academic, social and emotional issues which may be of significance to the student. An understanding of safeguarding policies and protocols is therefore a key aspect of this role.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Set high expectations for students by modelling behaviour that encourages independent learning, attendance, progress against targets and progression.

2. Contribute proactively to developing quality systems to support student attendance, in year progress against targets, independent study skills, and career progression.

3. Ensuring students understand safeguarding and how to keep themselves safe.  Contributing to safeguarding at all times, with a commitment to safeguarding the welfare

of young people and vulnerable adults who are in contact with the College and protecting them from any potential harm.

4. Be solutions focused and to intervene in an appropriate, timely and effective way in order to support students’ academic progress, attendance and progression.


You must have a Maths and English Qualification at Level 2 or above, and experience in delivering workshops or training /coaching to groups of young people.

The successful candidate will have the ability to develop trust and positive relationships with students, ensuring a coaching style of communication. Team work and collaboration are also key, together with a strong commitment and enthusiasm to support our learners to succeed.

For further information please see the attachment section for the job description.

Closing date: 7th June 2022

Interview: w/c 13th June 2022

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.

CVs are not accepted.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, to reflect our diverse student population.


Safeguarding Statement:

Croydon College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.