Job Ref: 005/20

Work Well Suffolk Coaching Team

Do you want to be in at the start of something amazing? Do you want to shape and build an exciting new coaching service providing personalised health, wellbeing, employability and skills support to vulnerable adults?

We want to put together the best team of people across Suffolk; engaging, motivated and innovative professionals who will deliver a bespoke, holistic and integrated coaching service for adults with disabilities and health conditions to improve their quality of life, independence and provide opportunities for progression into sustainable employment, where appropriate. This will be achieved through building and sustaining relationships with existing health and local government professionals as well as community organisations, learning/training providers and employers. The service will be focused on vulnerable adults with autism, mental health issues, learning difficulties and other barriers to work.

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Coach (2 x 37 hour posts in West Suffolk, 2 x 37 hour posts in Babergh & Mid Suffolk, 2 x 37 hour and 1 x 18.5 hour posts in Ipswich and 3 x 37 hour posts in East Suffolk & Waveney)

Starting salary: £22,950 per annum rising to £24,300 following a successful three – month probationary period.

Work base: Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich & Lowestoft

Through the development of a trusted relationship with a participant caseload in a designated geographical patch, each Coach will conduct a holistic needs assessment and develop a mutually agreed plan to address individual needs and aspirations. The postholder(s) will forge effective relationships with statutory and voluntary organisation that include the local network of Social Prescribing schemes to ensure a flow of referrals to and from the service. Knowledge of and strong links within your local community is critical to the success of the delivery of this programme. It is important that you understand local labour market trends and are confident in managing an integrated service approach.

Please Note: For Coach roles, access to your own transport is essential as working from multiple locations on the same day may be involved and public transport will not allow you to fulfil the required travelling for these posts.

Realise Futures is proud to be a mindful employer that offers a range of employee benefits including flexible working arrangements (where business needs allow), 25 days annual leave (in addition to recognised bank holidays) and an occupational pension scheme.

Realise Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. This role is subject to a DBS check.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please complete the online Application Form by visiting the following link

When applying, please quote the Job Reference Number (as above).

Closing Date: 12 noon on 17 February 2020.

Interview Dates: 19, 20 & 21 February 2020 – Please make sure you are available for these dates.

If you have any further queries, or difficulties in completing the online Application Form, please email:

Realise Futures CIC – a company operating across Suffolk and Essex combining commercial trade of products and services alongside work placements, employment and training opportunities.  The primary aim of the business is to improve and promote the economic and social wellbeing of those who are disadvantaged and/or disabled.  The company is organised in three divisions, Learning and Development, Employment and RF Works (six distinct Social Businesses).  Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.  Realise Futures: Enhancing People’s Lives.