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We currently have the following position available at The Crumbs Project, please send your CV and covering letter to Leanne Miller at Crumbs on 01202 519320 or email leannem@crumbs.org.uk

Work Experience Project Supervisor


Skills and responsibilities

The post holder will build and maintain an effective rapport with the host organisation of the work experience project ensuring that the project has minimum impact on their operations. The post holder will use their planning and organisational skills to deliver work experience to our trainees and provide appropriate assistance to enhance their chances of starting and sustaining work.

Awareness of a wide range of disabilities

A Supervisor must develop an understanding of how a wide range of issues can affect people’s performance in the workplace. The focus must be on solutions to overcome difficulties in order that the client can perform to a high level in their future employment.

To perform the role, the supervisor must become proficient in the following techniques:


The Supervisor must obtain a picture of the trainee’s job preferences, strengths, constraints, support needs and existing supports.

  • Where necessary develop trainee’s preferences
  • Develop strategies and use observations in natural environments
  • Build up a relationship of trust and rapport with the trainee
  • Develop career plans, action plans and comprehensive support strategies.


Based on the profile the Supervisor will approach employers in order to identify employment opportunities. In most cases this involves contacting employers, arranging a meeting with them and explaining to them the benefits of working with our clients.

Job Analysis

Drawing up a job analysis might involve the supervisor working a number of shifts, depending on the complexity of the job. The Supervisor must have a competent working knowledge of the job that the trainee is going to do before the client starts.

This can then be developed into a comprehensive training and development strategy to suit the trainee’s individual requirements.

Job Coaching

If in work job coaching is required, it is the Supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the trainee becomes familiar with all the aspects of the job as laid out in the job analysis. They also ensure that the trainee becomes integrated into the social environment of the workplace as well as making sure that the work gets done to the standards required in the workplace.

An essential aspect of the work of a job coach is motivating people.

To sum up, this aspect of the job requires the following skills

  • Ability to learn a new job quickly
  • Training skills
  • Flexibility
  • Mediating skills

Networking and co-ordinating

First and foremost, the Work Experience Project Supervisor works in the interest of the trainee. In doing this a wide range of varying and sometimes conflicting interests have to be taken into account or, at least, be dealt with constructively. These would include organising and facilitating meetings between a range of different people and organisations.

The Work Experience Project Supervisor must also become competent at organising and delivering presentations and workshops.

Administration skills

The Work Experience Project Supervisor must have good competent administration skills and responsibilities will include:

  • All aspects of organisational paperwork
  • Professional letters and references
  • Writing professional reports and resumes
  • Good ICT skills

Catering Skills

The work placement supervisor must have professional catering/ bakery skills level 3 and have an up to date knowledge of

  • Current Food Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Allergen Awareness


We are interested in people who are looking for a change in career and feel that they have the vocational drive to meet this challenging role. To apply for this job, you need a friendly, confident personality with a good sense of humour and must enjoy working with people.

Essential Criteria

  • Significant organisational and administration skills
  • Reasonable ICT skills, with a working knowledge of Word & Excel
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and possess the confidence to deal with people at all levels
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Be a proven effective team worker
  • Ability to work with the general public, contractors, official and voluntary bodies
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Inspiring & motivating both clients, potential employers and team colleagues
  • Willingness to learn formally and informally
  • Demonstrates excellent organisation & planning skills showing an ability to work well under pressure/in difficult situations
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and prioritise their own work
  • Life Experiences
  • Confident personality

Desirable Criteria

  • Have an understanding of The Crumbs Project’s aims and objectives
  • Work experiences in various types of employment


Training and ongoing professional development will be provided.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to Leanne Miller at Crumbs on 01202 519320 or email leannem@crumbs.org.uk

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