Aspirations Coach

Full time 37 hours p/w. Based in Newhaven or Eastbourne. Salary range £23,541 - £27,041 p/a, dependant on skills & experience. Fixed term until September 2021, with potential extension into 2023
POSTED: 3 weeks ago

Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) delivers a range of projects & services aimed at supporting the needs of vulnerable individuals and empowering and further developing community activity. We are now looking for an experienced individual to join our Aspirations team.  Aspirations is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund

Our Aspirations Coaches are responsible for supporting SCDA participants along their journey through the Aspirations service. A service designed to increase wellbeing, resilience and skills, and to provide a pathway to training, education, volunteering or work opportunities for people who have experienced mental health issues as a barrier to work. The service includes partners from the voluntary sector, arts, sports and community groups and is currently being delivered across Kent and East Sussex.

The Coach will work with the Project Manager to recruit suitable participants to the Aspirations service and will work across East Sussex to engage hard-to-reach people. The Coach will provide a holistic, supportive and collaborative service to help identify goals and develop individual plans of support. These could include educational, volunteering or work opportunities that are suitable to the individual.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and will be a confident and credible ambassador for SCDA, showing sensitivity to the aims & values of the organisation as a whole.

Post subject to a DBS check and can be based in Newhaven or Eastbourne, with extensive travel across East Sussex and occasional travel to Kent.

Covid-19 conditions

In line with the current coronavirus restrictions we are implementing Covid-safe conditions in the work place. Interviews will be conducted on site in Newhaven or online depending on government guidelines at the time. The successful applicant will be supported and equipped to work from home and in the office for some working days each week.

 The vacancy closes on Sunday 22nd November 2020

Interviews: Thursday 9th / Friday 10th December 2020

For a full job description please click on the below link

Job description – Aspirations Coach – Nov 20

Completed application forms can be sent to HR via email to

For further information please contact our HR team on 01273 519140.



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