Supporting Enterprise Coach

£26,574 to £28,403 per annum – (Pro rata for 30hrs per week)  Fixed term contract until 30th April 2023

This post will be funded by European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Are you a creative, inspiring individual with strong training, coaching, and facilitation skills with experience in project, or enterprise design, set up and delivery?

If so, and you are passionate about supporting the most hard to reach groups into employment and training, then we want to hear from you.  To be successful, you must be able to:

  • Engage, and support the hardest to reach unemployed or economically inactive people through this innovative programme, including mental health, learning disabilities, LGB&T, BME and equalities groups.
  • Use your facilitation skills to deliver the “Team Challenge” course to groups of participants based in their community setting. The “Challenge” will include assessment of a community need, design an enterprise around that need, resource and launch the enterprise.
  • Deliver one to one self-employment and enterprise support to enable participants to develop their enterprise ideas, and skills in business planning, budgeting, sales, and start-up funding.

This is a part time role (30 hours per week, to be worked over 4 days) and is offered on a fixed term contract until 30th April 2023. The successful applicant will be expected to cover a county wide delivery excluding Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Please click on the link to download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications should be made by sending a covering letter which must explain what skills, experience and knowledge you have to meet the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification.  Please also include an up-to-date CV for reference.  Applications should be made by email to or by post to: Recruitment, Dorset Community Action, The Little Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SQ.

The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 13th December, interviews likely to be held the afternoon of 16th/17th December.

DCA is a registered charity (no: 1060910)