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Call for Community Enterprise Coaches

The Elie 2.0 Project is looking to recruit voluntary Community Enterprise Coaches.

Volunteers are likely to have experience working in education or training, be a student themselves, have experience of running their own enterprise, or be working in other roles in the community such as youth or support workers.

The role requires you to be trained in supporting learners completing the Elie 2.0 course, especially in conducting a live project. For this you may take part in network building for enterprise and will offer support, advice and guidance to enable the learner to successfully complete their live project.

The amount of time you spend with your learner/prospective entrepreneur will vary from person to person. However, we would expect you to commit to a minimum of six sessions coaching/support. We have devised a coaching contract to help you determine the support needed and set clear expectations on both sides. This is a great development opportunity, both personally and professionally. You will get to put some of your theories into practice and broaden your knowledge of SMEs. In addition, you will get to meet people with different ideas and perspectives and practice your new found coaching skills.

The live projects are envisaged to be small, self-contained projects needed by the community, and which can be undertaken in around 5-8 hours. Examples might be creating a marketing campaign for a community event, conducting some basic market research for a local business or planning a social media campaign for a local charity or small company.

The Community Enterprise Coaching Kit provides training for the role of Community Enterprise Coach via Moodle, it can also be downloaded and completed on paper. The course is level 3 and will be accredited by Lancaster and Morecambe College. We envisage that each module will take no longer than 2 hours to complete. In order to receive an accredited certificate, the student will need to undertake some hours with Lancaster and Morecambe College (TBC). The training is free, but there may be a charge for certification.

Once you have registered as a Community Enterprise Coach and taken the training programme we will allocate a suitable learner/prospective entrepreneur. All contact with learners will be online via TEAMS or other suitable video calling application.

We'd love to hear from you! For more information and to get in touch contact:



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