Introducing our Job Coach

"My role is to support, encourage, explore options and assist young people into employment, education and/or training."

Sharon is the Job Coach for The Benjamin Foundation. This role has been made possible due to funding received by the H & M Foundation and the End Youth Homelessness project.
Working with all the young people accessing housing services provided by our charity in Norfolk and Suffolk, Sharon spends time helping young people move into education, employment and training.
With good knowledge of what colleges and providers are able to offer our young people in the county and beyond, Sharon works on both a one-to-one basis or with groups of young people. Her aim being to look at bespoke provisions and be creative about how we engage our young people. 
During the last six months of 2017, 71 young people have benefitted from engaging with our Job Coach: 66 have accessed education, employment or training, 48 qualifications were gained and 52 were helped with a bursary, resulting in positive steps towards stability and independence.
If you could help to provide a way for one of our young people to step into education, employment or training, or if you wish to learn more about the role of our Job Coach please contact us or telephone 07817 014996.

We also have a Facebook page with the aim of encouraging the young people we are working with to access this page on a regular basis. Sharon updates this regularly with jobs, courses and opportunities.  


The Benjamin Foundation (TBF) is proud to work with End Youth Homelessness (EYH), a partnership of charities and businesses that have joined forces to eradicate youth homelessness in the UK.


Job Coach also supported by:



Our Job Coach Sharon completed the training to be an Arts Award Assessor in April 2018 


"I did not realise there was so much out there for me to choose from. As I am only 17, I thought I had to stay in education, so am pleased that you showed that there are other options open to me. Meeting with you has been very helpful and useful."


"You have helped me see that there are lots of different options out there to consider - thank you."


"I am happy that you have looked at alternative learning opportunities for me. Living in a rural area makes studying very difficult. Thank you for telling me about online learning."