Technical Skills Coach - London
Immediate vacancy for a full-time Technical Skills Coach to work with our higher-level apprentices and help them secure life changing roles in the tech sector. Closing Date 20th May 2022
Role Technical Skills Coach
Responsible for Supporting and coaching Apprentices
Package: Competitive Pension, 25 (fte) days holiday, plus closure days, normally around Christmas, hybrid working opportunities, academic development opportunities
Location London based - Whitechapel and then Victoria from 2023
Salary Competitive Salary Rates depending on relevant experience
Working Hours Full time
We are the Government’s National College for Digital Skills. Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent. We train 250+ digital degree apprentices for over 30 organisations ranging from Google and Salesforce through to Deloitte and Cazoo. We offer high quality teaching as well as significant in-work support that helps transform the career prospects of our apprentices.
We have an authentic focus on diversity recruitment with over a third of our Apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds. A further third of our apprentices are young women, and over 40% are from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, collaborative Technical Skills Coach who is keen to share their own passion and technical expertise with the next generation of digital pioneers.
As an Ada Technical Skills Coach you will:
Assess and support apprentices through their apprenticeship programme
Carry out reviews either in person or on the phone with apprentices and line managers to monitor progress against key milestones
Work with learners to create and monitor their individual learning plans
Provide personal and professional support to apprentices and employers
Provide rigorous feedback on work-based learning evidence
Manage & track of progression of all key programme elements
Assess whether apprentices are ready to enter gateway and support them to prepare for their end point assessment
Ensure all apprentice records are maintained and compliant to ESFA regulations
Ideally you will have:
Professional experience in software development or data analytics, and/ or a Degree/Higher Apprenticeship in a technical subject (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, STEM subject with demonstrable use of technology)
Excellent communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels
Experience monitoring and reporting on individuals progress or in coaching learners/apprentices in their career development
The ability to effectively use systems, including e-portfolio tracking system, to record and track outcomes
Experience tracking apprentices through the EPA process and with liaising with the relevant regulatory bodies
The ability to build effective business relationships with employers
Strong time management, multitasking, and organisational skills
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - At Ada, we are committed to developing a culture that is inclusive and that values diversity so that we can best serve the needs of our learners, staff, and stakeholders well. If you join us, we will expect you to play your part in the development of our culture.
Applicants with disabilities - Ada is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact our HR Department.
Safeguarding - Ada is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and references will be sought from previous employers prior to commencing employment. Other related pre-employment checks appropriate to the post will also be carried out.
Sponsorship - Sadly, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role so can only accept applications from candidates who have the legal right to work and remain in the United Kingdom.
How to apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV and a brief statement, no more than 500 words, stating why you wish to join us as at Ada.
Thank you for your interest in the role and good luck with your application!