Job Coach (Project Search) (Foundation)

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  • Tottenham, London, UK
  • 13 Mar, 2023
Full time Coaching Premier League

Job Description

Job Summary


Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (The Foundation) is a registered charity and is the community arm of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur. The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and unique appeal of football to provide opportunities that change lives throughout its local community.

 The Foundation is based at the Grade II listed 18th century Percy House on Tottenham High Road – painstakingly restored by the Club as part of the wider sport-led regeneration of the area.  We are driven by a passion for creating positive change in people’s lives within an area of significant socio-economic deprivation, yet where a vibrancy and richness of talent and ambition exists.  The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives to pursue, achieve and sustain desired impacts and outcomes, utilising partnerships within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.

The Foundation is seeking a person-centered, enthusiastic and experienced Job Coach to support young people aged 16 to 25 on the Project Search programme. The successful candidate will have great respect for people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and be highly motivated and determined to develop the skills, qualities, and aspirations of participants increasing their access to full-time employment.



The Project Search Job Coach will work with participants aged 16 – 25 with special education needs and disabilities to identify both job and career advancement opportunities.

You will coach participants with a view to build their confidence and raise aspirations.

Assist participants in identifying and enhancing their job skills, providing advice and guidance that increases employability.

You will lead, contribute, co-design and support coordination with wider Foundation projects, activities and events.

Key Responsibilities


  • Devise, plan and implement job coaching strategies.
  • Notice participant’s strengths and instruct them on how to make the best out of their strengths 
  • Discover participant’s motivation and help develop their skills 
  • Present and teach job-searching skills and techniques
  • Support project participants with SEND to develop their employability skills by learning on-the-job skills through work rotations across different departments in our host business (North Middlesex Hospital).
  • Support students throughout work rotations, increasing employers understanding of reasonable adjustments in the workplace for SEND individuals.
  • Develop positive relationships with project participants through 1-2-1 and group mentoring.
  • Work in collaboration with host business staff, and contractor staff (CONEL) to support the project participants to access their work placements.
  • Support participants to access and apply for employment opportunities as they progress through the project through CV building, interview preparation and opportunity finding.
  • Work collaboratively with project partners to ensure positive outcomes for project participants to progress into employment after graduating from Project SEARCH.
  • Track progress of project participants using written and visual reporting.
  • Attend regular project steering group meetings to provide updates on progress of students.
  • Ensure that all data and reporting is collected across the project to demonstrate the impact of delivery.
  • Champion and act in line with the Foundation’s commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of children and adults.
  • Perform all responsibilities in line with legislative guidance and Club/Foundation policy on safeguarding, safer-working and ED&I practices.

Personal Attributes


  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Good at planning and organising own work and others. 
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
  • Team worker whilst highly capable of working on own

Skills & Experience



  • Examples of successfully working on supported internships/pre-internship programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a range of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Ability to work flexibly across locations.  



  • Experience of providing job coaching to adults and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
  • Understanding of the Project SEARCH model.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our participants and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore successful candidates are subject to enhanced background DBS checks, satisfactory references and a UK Right to Work as part of safer recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. The post holder will be expected to comply with Foundation procedures and codes of conduct, including Tottenham Hotspur's Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety at Work policies - reflecting the Foundation/Club's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people in the community. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the ethics of safeguarding, and the welfare of children - the Foundation/Club expects all staff to share this commitment.