Charity registered in Scotland SC042604
Project Coordinator North West Glasgow (1 post)
The Pathfinder project is an Award Winning Scottish Youth Employability Partnership programme delivered between DRC Youth Project and WorkingRite
This exciting new post will support young residents aged 16 -24 from North West Glasgow within the project boundaries. Using WorkingRite’s relational work-based mentoring model, you will prepare young people for work placements with local businesses and support them in their placements while they learn new skills and gain confidence. It’s a simple model that works – 80% of our young people who complete the WorkingRite programme progress to full time jobs or apprenticeships
Project Coordinator South Glasgow (1 post)
This project is a partnership project between New Gorbals Housing Association, Glenoaks Housing Association, Elderpark Housing Association and WorkingRite, an award winning Scottish youth employability charity.
This exciting new post will support young tenants and young residents from South Glasgow within the project boundaries. Using WorkingRite’s work-based mentoring method, you will prepare young people for work placements with local businesses and support them in their placements while they learn new skills and gain confidence. It’s a simple model that works – 80% of young people who complete the WorkingRite programme progress to full time jobs or apprenticeships.
For all of the positions available we require a Project Co-ordinator who can:
You will be confident, have excellent communication skills and be well organised with experience in working on employability programmes. Above all, you must be enthusiastic and want to support young people who have support needs.
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered nationally in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise including:
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities as an organisation committed to equal opportunities and promoting diversity
WorkingRite is an employability charity for young people with mentoring at its heart. This role will launch a new development – On Your Side Mentoring – initially in Glasgow and then across our projects nationwide. It will extend our ability to provide mentoring support for our young people in the years following their successful progression from our core work-based training programme. Your job will be to build a new service, pilot it in Glasgow (year 1) before developing it to roll out across other project areas (years 2 and 3).
We require a Mentoring Project Manager who can:
• Create the system and procedures for launching the pilot
• Recruit, train and motivate volunteer mentors
• Spearhead our learning from the pilot
• Scale up the project nationwide
• Work to targets
• Offer new and creative ideas
You will have experience of volunteer co-ordination and working with young people. You will have excellent communication skills and be well organised. Above all, you must be enthusiastic, motivational and attuned to the multiple challenges facing young people at the start of their careers.