Routes to Work South (RTWS) is the lead employability provider in South Lanarkshire and provides employment support services exclusively to South Lanarkshire residents and employers.
Significant investment by the company and local stakeholders over the years has seen RTWS grow into South Lanarkshire’s employment champion, developing a first-class infrastructure through its commitment to Fair Work principles, investment in staff training and development, established delivery footprint and well-resourced employability hubs in each of South Lanarkshire’s 4 localities. This includes a strong presence in rural Clydesdale and substantial employer engagement activity that extends to the wider travel to work area.
RTWS is a national award winner achieving both a National Training Award and Scottish Working Families Business of the Year for their demand led training and commitment to flexible working and fair work practices. A Living Wage Accredited employer, the Board and Staff are committed to providing first class opportunities and customer service to support personal and business growth.
This is a challenging and exciting time for RTWS as the company will have a key role moving forward in supporting national and local economic recovery and growth in response to the global pandemic. RTWS operates in a very competitive market successfully tendering for contracts from national organisations including Skills Development Scotland, DWP and Scottish Government as well as local services commissioned by Big Lottery Fund, South Lanarkshire Council and smaller grant making bodies.
Employment and skills are complex and politically sensitive fields. Whether providing pre-employment training, in work training or developing sustainable solutions to address food and fuel insecurity, RTWS aims to reduce the effects of poverty and enable change through flexible, responsive and joined up services.
We want to hear from YOU if you have a passion for making a difference and an empathy with our charitable aims to alleviate poverty and create lasting change in our most disadvantaged communities.
"Make a lasting difference, promote opportunity, create choice and enable change"
Our current Board has a wealth of experience and knowledge of South Lanarkshire and the sector, bringing passion and commitment to supporting RTWS staff in making our vision a reality. Working closely with the Chair, fellow RTWS Board Members and the Chief Executive, you will play a key role in contributing to the development of strategy, management of risk and overall governance of our organisation. We are looking to bring complementary skill sets and experience to our Board, and would be keen to hear from you if you have experience in the following areas:
This position is non-remunerative (reasonable expenses will be paid) and asks for the following commitment: attendance at our full Board meetings 4 times per year (Tuesday between 5-7pm) with additional voluntary involvement in our sub-committees, also 4 times per year (Tuesday between 11am and 1pm).
Are you looking for an organisation where you can make a difference? Are you adaptable and enthusiastic about supporting people to change their life circumstances? Read on….
RTWS is committed to working with partners to deliver a wide range of client-centred services to people most in need. An award-winning company, we are dedicated to reducing poverty and play a central role in the delivery of South Lanarkshire Council's employability and training services.
RTWS will have a key role moving forward in supporting national and local economic recovery plans in response to the global pandemic delivering a combination of existing and new services that will support local people and employers whilst contributing to recovery and growth.
The company has a well-established office and partnership network throughout South Lanarkshire and a strong track record in the delivery of national contracts. Currently this includes the Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland Service, Skills Development Scotland’s Employability Fund and Local Authority employability provision.
As a National Training Award winner, we believe in and invest significantly in the development of our staff. We offer a range of benefits and are happy to talk flexible working. The company has been delivering services successfully for over 20 years and recently won the Scottish Top Employers Award for Working Families.
As a RTWS employee you will receive a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, including Group Life Insurance, BUPA Health Insurance, people friendly working hours and group pension scheme membership.
We are seeking an experienced Employment Advisor to join our Team who can:
• Achieve targets and KPI's to support clients to progress and sustain employment;
• Promote and encourage key target groups to engage in RTWS services;
• Actively manage a caseload of clients at different stages of their employability journey, provide support and access to health and well-being and training opportunities, matching to suitable vacancies and progressing into employment;
• Proactively work with clients and employers to increase the range and number of job opportunities available to clients;
• Deliver 1-2-1 and group support sessions tailored to meet customer needs;
• Provide ongoing in-work support to clients at regular intervals to meet their individual needs and support them to sustain employment.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for this role as is your ability to meet deadlines and ensure financial and contract compliance.