At Stirling Community Enterprise, we see the potential in everyone and are committed to supporting those experiencing barriers to employment to progress in life through training, support and fair work opportunities. We are excited to announce the recruitment of a Youth Officer to complement and enhance our existing Employability training and support team.
This post is a direct response to the impact of the COVID pandemic on the employment prospects of the Young People (16-24) within our communities and is funded by the Scottish Governments Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) Scheme.
In partnership with Stirling Council and the key Employability Partners in the Stirling Council area, SCE’s Transition Employability (Youth) Officer, will provide employability support to Young People, who face multiple barriers to employment, at key transition points to assist them to achieve their ambitions.
The Young Person's Guarantee (YPG), backed by an additional £60 million investment, aims to give all young people in Scotland the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus. The initial report, Delivering the Youth Guarantee from Sandy Begbie sets out the ambition to “guarantee to every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, of going to university or college, an apprenticeship programme, training, fair employment including work experience, or participating in a formal volunteering programme.”
If you are passionate about working with young people and experienced in working in partnership to deliver employability support then this may be the role for you.
Community regeneration, employability and training organisation, Stirling Community Enterprise Limited, and our parent Charity Raploch Urban Regeneration Company Limited are looking to welcome two new members to our Board of Trustees / Company Directors as we prepare to support the residents of Stirling to recover from the impacts of COVID.
We are looking to identify two enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for creating sustainable change in terms of economic, social and physical wellbeing for our Stirling wide community.
Positions available are on a voluntary basis.
What we are looking for
We are looking for passionate individuals who can give commitment and time to enable our Charity to meet the increasing demand for support as our country emerges from the pandemic. We are keen that our Board represents a diverse range of backgrounds, interests, and life experiences.
If you are passionate about ensuring everyone has the chance to progress in life and achieve their potential, then please get in touch. Whilst we welcome applications from all who feel they can make a positive contribution to our charitable activities, out Board is particularly keen to hear from those with experience in the following areas:
What is involved?
As a Charitable Trustee and member of the Board of Company Directors, you would be instrumental in guiding the strategic future of the Charity and its trading subsidiary.
Directors will be expected to attend around 10 meetings per year, including 4 – 5 full board meetings and interim subgroup meetings. We expect Board members to participate in the majority of meetings either in person or via video conferencing.
Directors may at times be asked to play a role in the operation of the charity and trading company by attending events and speaking to the media, depending on the trustee’s particular skills and interests.
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Training, Support & Development Manager, with a proven track record of project and programme management, to guide the delivery and expansion of our vital skills, employability and support services.
Stirling Community Enterprise is an established training and employability Social Enterprise which works throughout the Stirling Council area, empowering those experiencing barriers to employment to achieve their potential.
Working in close partnership with Stirling Council and a range of public, private and third sector organisations, we pride ourselves upon providing a person-centered approach, guided by the needs of the individual and grounded on a relationship of trust. Support offered to those accessing our services includes 121 mentoring, disclosure support, employability skills and work experience as well as both nationally recognised, accredited and in-house, qualifications and sector specific training across a range of industries.
About the Role
You will lead the training team in the delivery of existing contracts and service level agreements, with line management responsibility of a small, experienced group of trainers, mentors, and support officers. You will proactively seek out new training and development opportunities which complement those already active within the region, including securing funding where necessary and reporting on delivery. You will support the establishment of a volunteering and mentoring program across our services, ensuring appropriate policies, procedures and practices are in place.
You will play an active role on the Senior Management Team, reporting to the Managing Director, contributing to strategic planning, and representing Stirling Community Enterprise at a local, regional, and national level.
As an experienced manager with a good working knowledge of the employability and training sectors you will have recent experience managing complex workloads whilst supporting colleagues to develop in their roles.
You will have demonstrable project management, organisational and decision-making skills. As a confident communicator you will be proficient in tailoring your communication style to meet the needs of your audience and that of the organisation.