Invitation to tender Life Coach for CREATE project 

The ILMI Create (Creating Raised Expectations and Aspirations Towards Employment) Project works directly with disabled people across Ireland in a dynamic online training programme. ILMI’s CREATE programme works with disabled adults through coaching, mentoring, peer support and tailored training to build confidence and self-belief through creative online group and one to one workshops.  
CREATE supports disabled jobseekers on their pathway to mainstream employment and self-employment. 

ILMI is seeking tenders from qualified life coaches to tender to work with the CREATE project coordinator to provide both one to one and group coaching sessions to CREATE participants. These sessions will take place at the start, middle and end of the programme, and will provide reflective spaces for disabled people to work with life coaches to identify new goals and expectations. The sessions will also help participants develop greater levels of Confidence, Assertiveness and Resilience in disabled participants around their employment journey. 

The first intake of CREATE participants will begin in June 2021 and the project will be completed by December 2022. 

ILMI CREATE life coaching objectives  
The successful tender will undertake the following tasks: 

  • Work with the ILMI Create project coordinator to develop a Life Coaching programme that enables participants to lead and chart their own progress in developing greater Confidence, Assertiveness and Resilience.  
  • Work with the ILMI Create project coordinator to develop an assessment and evaluation framework for CREATE project participants. This could include intake and evaluation forms, questionnaires, and progress reports. 
  • Deliver three one to one coaching sessions with each CREATE participant. This will equate to at least 120 one to one sessions over the course of CREATE.  
  • Deliver two group coaching sessions as part of the 10 week programme to provide structured peer coaching to assess collective expectations not only of themselves as participants, but also their disabled peers.  
  • Provide timely reports to the CREATE project coordinator as requested.  

Person Specification: 
The successful tender will demonstrate the following: 

  • Professional experience of Life Coaching, with experience specific to employment/job seeking an advantage. 
  • Commitment to the principles of community development & person centred planning. 
  • Experience of working with disabled people. 
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with new media technologies such as Zoom.  
  • A high level of professionalism is required for this post, and confidentiality is of utmost importance. 
  • An understanding of ILMI, it’s role as a DPO, and it’s values.  
  • An understanding of the principles of both Independent Living, and the Social model of disability. 

Instructions for tenderer and tender process 
In no more than 2,000 words, submissions should include the following: 

  • Overall approach to the work and the tasks outlined.
  • Proposed methodology for the work to be undertaken.
  • Name and contact details of the tenderer / organisation and the personnel who would be involved in the delivery of the work. 
  • Previous experience of all personnel involved in undertaking the work (copies of previous work can be attached to tender if preferred).
  • Detailed costings for the work to be undertaken. This must be based on and at least eight group coaching sessions and three individual one to one coaching sessions per participant (at least 120 in total). Costings must include preparation for coaching sessions and development of intake forms, processing information and report writing.
  • Timeframe for the completion of the coaching and availability.
  • Details of two referees.

ILMI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from disabled people for this position. This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.   

To Apply: Please return your CV (with names of referees) and outline of your life coach process to   

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th April 20201 at 5pm.

Tenders will be assessed and candidates may well be interviewed via Zoom.  

This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. 

Who is ILMI?  
Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) aims is to support disabled people to achieve Independent Living, choice and control over our lives and full participation in society as equal citizens.  

As a national representative Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO), ILMI promotes the philosophy of Independent Living and works to build a truly inclusive society. Development of evidence-based social policy is essential to achieving the key objectives in our Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022. Central to the way we work is ensuring that the policy decisions that impact on our lives must be directly influenced by those with the lived experience – ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’.  

Our Vision
Our vision is an Ireland where disabled people have freedom, choice and control over all aspects of our lives and can fully participate in an inclusive society as equals.  

We are working collectively to create an Independent Living Movement in Ireland led by disabled people, promoting a rights-based social model of disability, challenging the unacceptable a charity / medical view of disability. We are working towards the removal of societal barriers that prevent active equal participation of disabled people, challenging the denial of people’s rights and the promotion of the philosophy of Independent Living.  

Our core values are underpinned by the philosophy of Independent Living and all activities are aimed towards promoting: Independence, Options, Rights and Empowerment.