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Key job information:

Salary: Up to £35,000 pa, depending on experience 
Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday; 42 weeks per year
Contract type Permanent 
Job description: Job Coach Coordinator / Careers Lead Job Description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our autism practitioner team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding.

The role of Job Coach Coordinator / Careers Lead

We are looking for a Job Coach Coordinator/Careers Lead to create and lead a comprehensive careers service for all young people, ensuring careers feature within the learning framework across all areas of learning. To support and develop the job coach role (leading a team of up to 10 people) by ensuring young people aged between 16 – 25 have an opportunity to experience work, have a regular work placement or have a paid job. To develop paid work opportunities for as many young people as possible. To represent Prior’s Court by developing positive links with external providers including (but not exclusively) project SEARCH. To ensure the impact of all careers work is reported on regularly.

As part of your role, you will work on different areas creating, designing and planning job coach coordination, careers programme and various other key responsibilities

You will be involved in developing and ensuring application of the Prior’s approach autism tools and techniques, across all young people programmes.


Level 3 qualification in English and Maths or equivalent required.


Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. Find out more about the career pathways available within our teams.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Application links: 
Job description Application form

Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement
Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK Job applicant privacy notice

Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

e: [email protected]

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.