Charity registered in Scotland SC030186
Access to Industry was established in 2000 and is an award winning charity based in Edinburgh with a main objective of moving excluded people into further education and then onto employment. Access to Industry helps excluded people take steps towards employment by developing and delivering work focused education and training through partnership with key education and training providers. We support a number of key groups which include: - Youth and adult offenders, people with drug and alcohol dependency, young people who are out of work & young people leaving care.
The role is to provide advice, information and support to people residing within Midlothian and East Lothian who are in active addiction or very early stages of recovery. This role covers a large geographic area and will involve travel throughout Midlothian and East Lothian.
Access to Industry are part of an innovative group of projects piloting how organisations ‘listen’ to the young people they work with. We want to find out what is relevant to our young people and we think they are best placed to tell us. We need someone who can easily build a rapport with young people and the skills to build the confidence in young people to talk to us; develop our own systems of listening; and ensure young voices are heard.
The young people will be from across AI projects and based within Edinburgh, Lanarkshire and HMPYOI Polmont.
Based within the community of Edinburgh and Midlothian you will provide a mentoring service to women who are being liberated from custody and to women who are serving a community based sentence. You will establish a rapport with women and work one to one to support them to develop positive relationships and build their capacity to enable them to reintegrate positively within their society.
This is a diverse and multi-disciplinary role involving strong partnership working and effective communication skills.
The Shine programme is a partnership programme led by Sacro. Access to Industry are a partner. This role is employed and managed by Access to Industry.