Job Vacancy: Multiply Suffolk Coach (Maternity Cover)

Job Ref: 041-23

  • Contract Type: Temporary until January 2025
  • Salary: £24,300 per annum
  • Hours Available: 37 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Location/Base: Bury St Edmunds

‘”Are you passionate about numbers? Would you enjoy supporting adults in the community with Maths and increasing their confidence in everyday Numeracy”

“Would you like to be part of a dynamic team delivering an important contract for Realise Futures and local communities?”

Realise Futures is delivering Multiply Suffolk in partnership with Suffolk County Council and MENTA.  The ideal candidate for the Multiply Suffolk Coach role will be someone who is enthusiastic about supporting people to improve their functional numeracy.  They will need a proven track record of building rapport with people from a variety of backgrounds and setting realistic and achievable goals so that the person they are supporting can take small steps to achieve.  The role holder will need to be able to support our learners who struggle with numeracy and have barriers to learning and achieving in employment due to learning difficulties, autism, mental health difficulties, criminal convictions, and other challenges.

The Multiply Suffolk Coach will have a caseload of learners and will conduct a holistic needs assessment to develop a mutually agreed plan to address individual needs and aspirations. The Multiply Suffolk Coach will deliver clear pathways for Multiply Suffolk learners with the opportunity to take steps towards breaking down barriers to work and health alongside being able to increase understanding and confidence in numeracy.  They will forge strong links with the VCSE (Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise) sector to offer a holistic approach which meets the needs of Suffolk’s most vulnerable people.

You will need to be an engaging, motivated and innovative professional who will deliver a bespoke, holistic and integrated coaching service for adults with disabilities and health conditions.  Knowledge of and strong links within your local community is critical to the success of the delivery of this service. It is important that you have a good understanding of coaching and how to adapt theories and tools to meet the needs of learners alongside knowledge of local labour market trends to give appropriate information advice and guidance (IAG). Strong organisational skills and the ability to accurately record data are integral to the role.

The experience of our learners is integral to the success of our business and providing them with an excellent, person-centred, service is at the very core of the Coach role. Business Travel is required.  

A copy of the job description can be found here.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Michelle Gibson on 07849090871/ or Melanie Hercus on 07738704743/

Should you be successful in your interview, you will be subject to Right to Work in the UK checks prior to employment. This role is subject to a DBS check.

About us

The purpose of Realise Futures is to improve the wellbeing, mental health and employability of disabled and
disadvantaged people whilst contributing to the economy in our communities. The company is organised in three departments,
Learning, Coaching & Advice, Employment and RF Works (seven distinct Social Businesses). Together they provide professional
and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.  As one of the largest Community Interest Companies in the
East of England, we employ approximately 230 staff, 40% of which have a declared disability.

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.

We will offer you:

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.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form by clicking the blue ‘Apply Now’ button.

Closing Date: 2nd January 2024

Interview Date: 9th January 2024 – Please ensure you are available on this date prior to applying.

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

Realise Futures CIC – a company operating across Suffolk and Norfolk 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.