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Southwark, London Connect2Staff

Career Development Coach for Career Path+

Join a pioneering project addressing the shortage of recruits in treatment and recovery services in the London Borough of Southwark. As a Career Development Coach, you'll engage participants with lived experience of substance use, transferable skills, or economic inactivity, providing them access to training and employment opportunities.

Salary - 25k- 29k FTE - Pro-rata for part-time hours

Hours - 22.5hr - 30hr Monday - Friday fixed term end 31st March 2025

Key Responsibilities:

  • Screen and refer new participants, ensuring alignment with program criteria.
  • Conduct risk assessments and escalate safeguarding concerns.
  • Utilise career assessment tools for participant evaluation.
  • Source and coordinate support pathways through referral partners.
  • Promote and match participants with training and employment opportunities.
  • Facilitate employability workshops and personal development sessions.
  • Monitor participant progress and maintain accurate records.


  • Experience in recruitment, career coaching, or relevant guidance roles.
  • Knowledge of substance use challenges and employment issues.
  • Familiarity with partnership working and government agencies.
  • Strong communication and IT skills.
  • Understanding of safeguarding and risk management procedures.

Personal Attributes:

  • Belief in the potential for positive change in all individuals.
  • Empathetic and influential communicator.
  • Proactive team player who thrives in dynamic environments.
  • Highly organized with a commitment to meeting deadlines.


  • Holiday - 25 days rising by 1 day a year to a maximum of 30 days (Pro rata)
  • Aegon pension & Salary exchange
  • You at Work - Access to an exciting variety of retail discounts, and several salary sacrifice schemes including Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work, gym membership etc.
  • Death In Service -
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme -
  • Wellbeing Hour - All employees can take an hour a week to do something positive for your wellbeing.

A break down example for the salary would be

Full time salary at 28,000 based on 22.5 hours / 3 days would be 16,800 - 30 hours/ 4 days a week would be 22,400

Additional Information:

This role involves networking at external events and is subject to DBS clearance.

Note: This overview outlines key responsibilities and requirements. The role may include additional duties to support Employment Services as needed.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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