Lead Consultant (Job Coaching)

  • Full time
  • £25,569
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd December 2021


Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the post of Lead Consultant (Job Coaching), based in Glasgow with some travel throughout the West of Scotland. Reporting to the Depute CEO, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder scope to help VIAS reach a wider target audience, and to grow and develop the organisation’s commitment to people with learning disabilities and/ or autism gaining and sustaining paid employment.


Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals, including access to meaningful paid employment. Through our Job Coaching Service, Scotland will take the lead in demonstrating best practice in all aspects of the supported employment process.

The Candidate

The candidate must be a mentor eager to support their fellow people. You must be able to discover people’s strengths and support needs and identify what works best for them and their employer. Having communication skills partnered with critical thinking are prerequisites for this job. With proven experience in job coaching and working with people with learning disabilities and/ or autism, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to create and implement a three-year development plan to help grow the job coaching service, VIAS and our capabilities. With an understanding or experience of work-related issues affecting people with learning disabilities and/ or autism, the successful candidate will be a multi-tasker working in an autonomous capacity. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. They will have a high-level ability to plan, analyse and think through issues that arise and an ability to identify, prioritise and deliver a varied work programme.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, a performance related bonus scheme, contributory pension scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

Further Details

The post is funded for one year initially. VIAS will carry out a disclosure check on the successful applicant.

Application notes

For further information or an informal discussion, please call Norma Curran on 0141 212 3395.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to norma.curran@viascotland.org.uk.

Applications are welcomed from disabled candidates.

Please ensure that in your CV you have covered all of the criteria as detailed in the person specification for this post.