Charity registered in Scotland SC042554
Looking for a new challenge?
Are you an excellent trainer with experience of employability contract delivery?
The Larder is an exciting and growing training provider operating from West Lothian but looking to extend our geographical reach across Scotland. We want to recruit a dynamic Training Co-ordinator who is self-motivated and has a passion for working with those furthest from the job market with complex learning needs and barriers to being all that they can be.
We offer a flexible working environment and a drive to create a successful and self-sustaining social enterprise that is agile and responsive to the needs of the most disadvantaged individuals and communities.
If you share our vision, we would like to hear from you.
Summary and main purpose of role:
The Larder supports young people and adults, with multiple and complex barriers, to move closer to or into work and other positive destinations. We deliver training and employability programmes in our bespoke training academy, in schools and in community settings across West Lothian with plans to expand to other geographical areas.
We are now recruiting an experienced and dynamic Youth Worker to join our expanding team. The post is initially funded for two years and will deliver our new Realising Potential programme as well as providing support to current training programmes. Please see document below providing a summary of our new and exciting programme.
Realising Potential will be a new co-produced programme to provide longer-term, holistic support for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 to 24, in West Lothian with the most severe, multiple and complex barriers to attainment, supporting them to engage with education, employment and training. The Youth worker will be the lead in the project and will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the programme, recruitment, fostering positive partnerships with participants, colleagues and a range of organisations to offer a whole support and learning package. The role will include supporting improved mental health & wellbeing, youth issues, and attainment, helping young people to develop personally, socially, and educationally.
The post holder will work with young people on a one-to-one basis and in a group work setting and include face to face and online delivery, responding to the needs of each participant to enable them to reach their full potential based on equality and respect for each other.
We are looking for someone who is experienced in youth work and project management. Delivery of engaging youth work and evaluation skills are all essential. This will involve fostering positive
relationships with young people, colleagues in the training team and strong partnerships with a range of organisations offering alternative progression options. In particular, you will work closely with The Larder’s Employer Engagement Officer, Progressions Co-ordinator and Training Co-ordinator. The result of these services will allow young people to maintain personal choice in the development of skills and qualities leading to positive progressions in their life and work.
As a member of The Larder Team you will be reliable, enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with all stakeholders and colleagues and remain consistent with our company ethos and focus. You will have excellent communication skills, and able to engage with our trainees in an understanding and professional manner.
Experience for the role is required and a willingness to participate in further development is essential.
The post is for 37.5 hours per week but you must be flexible and able to work additional hours when reasonably required. You must also be flexible in your delivery location with weekend and evening work required when necessary.
The post is rewarding and you will be part of a wider team that includes training and support staff based in various locations.
Travel outside the immediate Local Authority area may be required.
A Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Do you want to work for a social enterprise that thrives on making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities? Are you passionate about all people being able to reach their full potential and generating creative solutions to the barriers that prevent this from happening with the individuals.
We are seeking a creative, energetic and compassionate individual to fill this vacancy and work in our amazing training team.
The Larder is committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland through the alternative economic model of social enterprise and calling for a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to food is enshrined in Scots law.
The role will be instrumental in the continued development of our training academy for young people and adults who experience complex and multiple barriers to reaching their full potential. Last year we support 238 learners with 100% of those that we worked with being more confident, 83% gaining qualifications and 77% reaching a positive destination,.
We are recruiting an experienced and dynamic Youth Worker to join our amazing team of trainers and youth workers. The post will help deliver our school and 16 + learning programmes.
Our employability and life skills programmes provide longer-term, holistic support for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 to 24, in West Lothian and surrounding council areas with the most severe, multiple and complex barriers to reaching their full potential, supporting them to engage with education, employment and training. We are a small, friendly can do team and we are sometimes all hands on deck, so you need to be flexible and willing to contribute to the success of the whole organisation.
The Youth worker will be will be responsible for planning and delivery of the programmes, recruitment, fostering positive partnerships with participants, colleagues and a range of organisations to offer a whole support and learning package. The role will include supporting improved Mental Health & Wellbeing, Youth Issues, and attainment, helping young people to develop personally, socially, and educationally.
The post holder will work with young people on a one-to-one basis and in a group work setting in a face-to-face environment, responding to the needs of each participant to enable them to reach their full potential, based on equality and respect for each other.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. The Larder will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.
The role is full time position but we would consider part time and/or flexible working. We have a fantastic facility to deliver training and the team to help you become part of The Larder family. Core hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm but you may be required to work alternative hours, including evenings and weekends. You will have 29 days annual leave per year, inclusive of public holidays.