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Work with us to change the lives of young people across the UK.

We deliver the Future Leaders Programme primarily through our hubs in Hastings & Bexhill, Norfolk, Swindon and Tyneside, but we can and do work elsewhere in the UK. We're a small, friendly, supportive team, and we all share a commitment to improving equality in education and social mobility in the UK.   

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and particularly encourage applications from minority groups. 

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If you would like to apply for one of our vacancies, please download and complete an application form and an Equal Opportunities monitoring form, and email them with a short covering letter to


Progression Coach (4 Posts) 

The Role 

As a Progression Coach, you will work directly with a cohort of underrepresented young people in the Hastings and Bexhill, Tyneside, Swindon or Norfolk regions, operating within a team of regionally-based coaches and a hub Assistant Director. Most programme activities will be delivered in a school setting. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the programme in a variety of ways.  

As a coach you will: 

  • support young people by providing them with direct one-to-one or group coaching using Villiers Park’s bespoke OPEN coaching model 
  • take a coaching approach to supporting young people with thinking about and developing their future ambitions 
  • deliver activities and events in schools and colleges including group projects and workshops 
  • liaise closely to make practical and logistical arrangements for programme delivery 
  • contribute to the delivery of a range of other activities including residential courses, and one-off visits or events 
  • contribute to the development of online resources and other Future Leaders programme elements. 

Read the full Job Description and Person Specification

The Person

You will: 

  • be passionate about social mobility and justice, and improving opportunities and outcomes for young people 
  • have experience of working with and supporting young people from a range of backgrounds
  • have an understanding of the UK school and higher education systems; some understanding of employability issues and apprenticeship pathways would be an advantage 
  • understand the benefits of non-directive coaching for individuals 
  • be able to independently organise effective group activities and use time efficiently to plan, deliver and manage programmes of the highest quality 
  • take a reflexive and thoughtful approach to your work and be committed to a process of continual improvement; and
  • be competent in using IT, including Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams and SharePoint). 

Desirable Criteria 

  • Involvement in projects to support widening participation and fair access to higher education or other post-18 outcomes 
  • The ability and commitment to contribute to the development of a collaborative, supportive and dynamic working environment. 


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