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Welsh Government

Employability Coach

We are looking for flexible and effective communicators who can provide information and advice to our customers both face to face and over digital channels.

The successful applicants will be working with a varied client group including young people in their final year of education who want to move on to work or training,  parents, adults who are unemployed and seeking support to enter the workplace, and people in work who are looking for a career change. 

Our Employability Coaches:

  • Support and inspire their clients to secure the best possible career available for them
  • Provide information and advice to support clients to manage their careers
  • Provide employability support to those seeking to return to work or to change jobs
  • Help clients achieve sustained positive outcomes (education, training, employment)


£19,896 - £22,551
Starting salary: £19,896




Dependent on the location of the post


  • Haverfordwest Careers Centre, 37 hours per week
  • Llandudno Careers Centre 22.2 hours per week 
  • Swansea Careers Centre 3 posts, two for 37 hours per week and the other for 29.6 hours per week
  • One post where the location is flexible (i.e. it could be based in any of our Careers Centres across Wales), 37 hours per week. This post will be digitally based, using the phone, webchat and other digital media to support customers.

Closing Date

Applications to by 09:00 on 03/06/2020

Requirements / Qualifications

Employability Coaches should be educated to NVQ 3 standard or equivalent, ideally in a related area e.g advice and guidance or have experience of working at this level.  If you do not already have an NVQ 3, we will provide you with the training and support you need to achieve this valuable qualification.

The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Other information

We as a nation thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion.  Organisations with a diverse workforce make better decisions, are more creative, are stronger, overall happier, and of course - it’s the right thing to do.

Diversity and inclusion can be transformative, contributing to the delivery of excellent public services, enabling continued improvements in what we do for the people of Wales.  We are committed to having a workforce that at all job grades, is representative of the citizens we serve.

Whilst Welsh language skills are not essential for all these positions, we acknowledge the importance of developing our bilingual workforce, and welcome applications from candidates who can work in both English and Welsh. 

No job applicant will receive a less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status, economic status or sexual orientation.  

We aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, and that treats people fairly with dignity and respect.  This commitment starts at recruitment and is carried through all or employment practices, and ultimately to our work – supporting and improving the lives of the people of Wales.

How to apply

Please email the completed application form, Welsh assessment form and equal opportunities monitoring form to:

Please note: Careers Wales does not accept CVs.

Applications in Welsh or English are welcomed. An application made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.