Here at Avado, we believe in people-powered transformation because we know that all transformation starts with people. We are a professional learning organisation that upskills people, uplifts cultures and future‑proofs organisations in a fast‑moving world. We design and deliver interactive learning experiences in data, people, business analysis and marketing including work-readiness programmes, apprenticeships and professional qualifications, many of which maximize UK Government future skills funding. Our connected learning approach combines deep expertise, collaborative learning, scalable technology and award-winning learning design to deliver unrivalled learner experiences for people and organizations who want real change.
Who we need
Karen, our inspirational Head of Learning in our People Academy, is looking for an experienced skills coach with a passion for supporting senior level learners to develop valuable practical skills and experience throughout their apprenticeship journey (level 7). Someone who understands what is needed to coach and support a learner at a higher occupational level, can provide clear demonstrations of what and how to discuss knowledge skills and behaviors mapped to the apprenticeship standards, to provide consistent support that drives the apprentice to complete and achieve a great outcome.
Equally importantly, you will align beautifully with our organizational values, which were defined by our people for our people, clients, learners and partners:
What you’ll do
Provide and deliver a high quality, robust, individualized programme that supports the apprentice's / learner’s journey in relation to the knowledge, skills and behaviors required for their level 7 HR programme
Input to interviewing candidates, initial assessment, eligibility, pre-enrolment and induction processes to ensure apprentices'/learners' starting points are accurately recorded and their programme of learning reflects this information
Provide coaching and mentoring to, and arrange visits, either face to face or remotely with apprentices/learners to develop workplace knowledge, skills and behaviors as part of their qualification and/or apprenticeship to progress and complete apprentices/learners in a timely manner
Observe apprentices/learners in the workplace and/or virtually against criteria laid down by the relevant apprenticeship standard/EPAO preparation/awarding body
Effectively use BUD (E-Portfolio) to support and progress apprentices/learners on their programme
Conduct assessments, where required, to monitor apprentice/learner development and to generate evidence towards the qualification/end point assessment within set timeframes and to achieve targets set by management in a timely manner
Provide constructive, professional, and relevant feedback to apprentices/learners in relation to their qualification and/or Apprenticeship Standard
Utilize all available and appropriate technology in the delivery of learning programmes to support and develop apprentice's/learner's knowledge, skills and behaviors effectively and efficiently
Deliver classroom and virtual training sessions to coach apprentices/learners in business and management skills and to support and develop skills, knowledge and behaviors to successfully gain the qualification/apprenticeship
Ensure strong knowledge, skills and behaviors are acquired to enable high levels of success for apprentices/learners at end point assessment
Ensure own assessments, where required, are accurate and achieve internal quality assurance rates set by management
Carry out formal progress reviews with apprentices/learners and employers and complete paperwork and administration within agreed timescales
Ensure that own allocated caseload of apprentices/learners are progressing in line with their target achievement dates and liaise with the Programme Manager(s) for the purpose of monitoring the progress of qualification/standards achievement
Track and report progress of planned learning, maintaining records throughout the apprentice/learner journey ensuring full compliance with Ofsted, ESFA and other regulatory bodies
Promptly identify situations requiring periods of absence from the programme or potential issues or risks and submit accurate paperwork as required and in a timely manner
Ensure that apprentice/learner records are accurately maintained
Complete apprentice visits, either virtual or to other sites and locations, when required or as directed by management
Maintain positive relationships with apprentices/learners, business partners and all other stakeholders
Coach and mentor apprentices/learners to develop positive attitudes towards learning and studying
Attend standardization and team meetings as required
Identify, complete and record appropriate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities that maintain your ability to support the delivery of programmes and apprenticeships
What we’re looking for
Minimum of 4 year’s industry experience in HR or L&D, understanding of how HR and L&D work in organizations at a strategic level.
CIPD qualification/accreditation (7)
Proven coaching and mentoring skills and experience with senior level professionals.
Friendly, confident, and engaging personality, confident communicating effectively and professionally
Strong organizational, time-management and administrational skills with the ability to successfully multi-task
Passionate about learning and development and the value of apprenticeships, with a desire to develop and inspire others.
Commitment to continuous professional development, particularly in the areas of ICT, training and learning assessment.
Adaptable, able to learn quickly and use own initiative – thrives under pressure
Creative and innovative, considers ideas and ways to support and improve the learner journey
Demonstrates exceptionally high levels of motivation, working both independently and as part of a team
Assessor qualification TAQA/CAVA Level 3 equivalent (ideal but not essential)
And of course, as this is a remote / hybrid role, an excellent broadband internet connection is also required!
What you’ll get:
Lots of benefits including:
Holidays – 25 days plus bank public holidays, increasing by 1 day after 2 years and a further day after 4 years.
A day off on or around your birthday, and a birthday gift of your choice.
Discounts at 250+ retailers.
Free coffee from Caffe Nero or a pastry from Greggs, weekly, as well as a free film to stream monthly, AND heavily discounted cinema tickets.
Cycle2Work scheme, even if work is predominantly at home!
Statutory pension and life assurance.
What we call ‘accountable flexibility’ that you can expect from a hybrid working environment, with an office in London and Birmingham to use in line with our business cadence.
Various opportunities to gain an immersive experience into the broad range of Avado products and proposition.
Virtual mindfulness activities on Mondays and Friday.
On-demand access to a professional business / executive coach.
Curated personal development and learning tools, courtesy of Magpie.
Periodic opportunities to give back by mentoring learners on our FastFutures diversity-focused employability programme.
Free access to a virtual GP.
And… just for being here, we offer you a culture that’s created and nurtured by super smart people and underpinned by our Values which guide our thinking, decisions and actions, creating a truly unique place to work. You will also get to be at the forefront of helping a very diverse range of professionals enhance their careers, whether at the early stages or later down the line. You'll enjoy a hybrid working environment with an enviable workspace to use in West London, serious personal development opportunities (well, we are a learning organisation after all), and some rather nice job-related and lifestyle perks. Oh, and one more thing - we're a Great Place to Work™ certified company, and the only commercial learning organization in the 'large' category that's recognized as one of the UK's Best Workplaces™, something we are rightly very proud of!
And we’re highly inclusive….
Avado is one of those rare places where anyone from anywhere with any background or experience is free to come and do their very best work. We believe in the diversity of thought, as that’s what helps us help our clients and learners – whether investing in their own development, or having their employer invest for them. Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that underpin our success; come and see for yourself!
Our award-winning culture is centred on our values and purpose, balancing the support and structure of an established business, with a pace and adaptive environment more akin to an entrepreunerial start up.
The bottom line is we're all trusted with responsibility and actively encouraged to be the unique individuals we are.
In 2021 we won an award in the Business Culture Awards, and became Great Place to Work Certified.
UK Remote Working·
HR Coach Level 7
Loading application form
Already working at Avado?
Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.