Retail Coach

Retail Coach

Lifetime Training Ltd | Leicester, Leicestershire, GB

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Whether you're already a Trainer, Assessor or Coach, or thinking about becoming one, it's time you made the change to Lifetime.

Who we are:

One of the UK's leading Apprenticeship providers, we help businesses realise their potential by delivering training that builds a better workforce. Most importantly, we're all about a democracy of opportunity so we put quality first, we work collaboratively, and we embrace change.

In practice, that means training our own Learning Coaches: selecting industry experts with a wealth of experience and showing them how to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation of professionals.

If you're can-do, hardworking, thrive on challenge and fancy a change, this could be the opportunity you're looking for to go further, faster.

Why Lifetime?

As a retail supervisor, store manager or area manager, you'll know retail is a dynamic and fast-paced sector. Our high streets are changing, and ecommerce is booming.

It's also a sector that people tend to 'fall into'. That may be your experience. You've worked your way up and you know this industry inside out.

But now it's time for a change: to escape the shop floor and weekend working. To pass on your skills and experience in a way that helps the next generation of talent to not only do a great job but build a career. And to do it in a way that also gives you a more flexible way of working, supported career development and the qualifications your experience deserves.

Working with learners at their place of work, in most cases for big retail brands, you'll deliver the apprenticeship standard. That includes providing the support, guidance and motivation that helps them to get career-building qualifications. You'll also help them to achieve transferable skills (in Maths and English) if needed, managing your own admin along the way.

What will you be doing?

  • Visiting individuals in their workplace using your vocational experience and knowledge to teach and support learners achieve their apprenticeship
  • Managing your own diary to ensure you are delivering against your KPIs, arranging and attending scheduled visits and completing both company and personal administration
  • Collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver an exceptional service to learners and clients whilst maintaining standards and regulatory requirements

What will you bring to the role?

It's most likely you've got good experience of working in retail at management or supervisor level. Qualifications aren't as important as understanding and aptitude: we can help you transform your experience into the skills you need for coaching.

In general, what we're also looking for are:

  • Experience of working in high demand environments, to targets and tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and self-motivation skills
  • GCSEs English and Maths (C or above or key skills equivalent).
  • Experience of working autonomously

If you already have a minimum Level 3 Teaching qualification and/or experience of operating within WBL/education environment, even better

What is in it for you?

In return for applying your skills and experience to drive real change across your industry, and as well as enjoying an exciting, life changing role, you will enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and realise your professional potential:

  • Generous mileage allowance
  • Full IT kit including laptop and phone, printer/scanner
  • Great benefits, reward and recognition and wellbeing package
  • London weighting where applicable

And to get you started, we also offer:

  • Award-winning onboarding programme
  • Full training designed for you
  • Structured support to achieve L4 Assessor Coach qualification
  • Protected and comprehensive CPD time

Join us with at least a level 3 teaching qualification and you'll start on £26,500. If you don't have a teaching qualification, you'll start on £25,500 rising to £26,500 on completion of the Level 4 Assessor Coach apprenticeship.

You'll also work flexibly, from home and out in the field, giving you the opportunity to fully support learners while enjoying a good work/life balance.

Lifetime Training Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all colleagues to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be:

Subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS (where applicable), qualifications (where applicable), identity and right to work.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references and all offers of employment will be subject to those references. Lifetime Training Group is an equal opportunities employer and is Disability Confident accredited.