Charity registered in Scotland SC023879
RE:SET – Revising Youth Mindset – is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in and outside of the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.
Due to an extended period of absence for the post holder, we now have an opportunity for the right candidate to lead the RE:SET initiative and join the senior management team of Apex Scotland on a temporary basis to March 2020.
During this year we are keen to develop the number of service delivery points for this area of work, having gathered significant evidence to support the argument for the need for our service. As such, the successful candidate will be a self starter who can demonstrate excellent networking and management skills.
For at least 9 Months you will be responsible for overseeing the development and running of the service as well as line management responsibility for staff to ensure the effective delivery of our school services to contract specifications. You will have responsibility for the overall operational management to ensure that the RE:SET service, currently in secondary schools within Fife, meet their strategic goals and performance targets. You will also maintain and develop relationships with funders, schools and partner agencies to maintain and expand the service.
You will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of report and bid writing, supervisory experience with the ability to motivate staff and knowledge of local and national strategies for working with young people. Knowledge of funding initiatives and local provision in any of the areas covered would be an advantage.
The service currently has confirmed funding to end of March 2020 with expected extension beyond that date. It is anticipated this opportunity will end in March 2020.
RE:SET - Revising Youth Mindset - is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in, and outside of, the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.
This initiative is funded to work alongside the school to equip pupils with the motivation and skills required to engage in a formal learning environment; reduce exclusion; raise aspiration; tackle ingrained behaviour; attitudes; improve family relationships and increase attainment and attendance, contributing to more young people entering positive destinations when they leave school.
We now have an opportunity for the right candidate to lead on the delivery of the RE:SET service which is currently run in schools within Fife and Edinburgh.
This is a hybrid post made up of 21 hours Team Leader and 14 hours RE:SET Mentor where you will be required to cover front line delivery of the service within our school based units which are currently situated in Fife and Edinburgh.
Job share applications will be considered
This post is initially funded for 13 months with the possibility of extension.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can demonstrate excellent leadership, management and networking skills.
You will report to the Schools Development Manager who is responsible for the development and running of the overall service. You will have operational responsibility for the successful day-to-day delivery of the service, including line management responsibility for staff in each school. You will be responsible for supporting programmes to ensure that the RE:SET service meets its strategic goals and performance targets. You will also be responsible for building working relationships with schools and other partner agencies.
You will have excellent communication skills, supervisory or management experience, with the ability to motivate staff and engage with young people. Part of each week will be spent in the school setting working with young people.
You will have experience and/or understanding of working with socially excluded young people and be able to develop and deliver a training programme that identifies and meets the needs of individuals. Experience of delivering group work and one to ones to young people overcoming multiple barriers are essential for supporting participants to achieve their potential. The ability to work with a range of other disciplines is also essential. As this post is school based, staff will be required to take annual leave during school holiday periods and not during school term time.
Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
We now have two part time opportunities in the Tayside area, working on two different services. Details of the second opportunity with our Steps Service are on our website, as well as full details on this exciting opportunity to join our New Routes Service.
Apex Scotland delivers the New Routes mentoring service in the Tayside area working as part of a Scotland wide public social partnership offering a mentoring service to young male prolific offenders. This is an exciting initiative, aiming to reduce re-offending amongst males and contributing to the Scottish Government’s reducing re-offending strategy
We are now looking to recruit a Personal Development Mentor (PDM) to join our team in the Tayside area. The staff base will be Dundee, however it is anticipated that there will be extensive travel throughout the area. This service is funded annually, currently to March 2020 at the moment and we are hopeful of extension.
For New Routes the successful candidate will be required to work in a prison environment and in the community. Due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved therefore a driving licence and access to own vehicle or access to a mode of transport is essential. For this post you will have knowledge or experience of mentoring approaches. Experience of working in a prison environment would be an advantage.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidate will be able to motivate and inspire change in others, have an understanding of barriers to progression or employment and be able to work with a wide range of people to help them progress. Full details in the job description.