Charity registered in Scotland SC043684
Community Renewal is a charity at the cutting-edge of new ways of working towards a Scotland without poverty.
We work to build community and improve quality of life by engaging individuals and families, supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
We are currently seeking an Employability Case Worker to deliver two of our Edinburgh based employability programmes – the Employment Safety Net and Activity Agreements, these projects are delivered mainly from our Bingham office with some work based in our Muirhouse office.
Both projects support young people who are furthest from the job market to “self-manage” their life with the aim of achieving a positive destination e.g. employment, education, training or volunteering.
We work with the young people for as long as it takes, building up support and trust to identify what they would like to do and highlight the positive effect that achieving their goals would have on their lives. Our work involves helping clients to overcome multiple barriers with individualised support, ensuring the young person is heavily involved in creating a plan that will be both interesting and beneficial to them.
The Employability Case Worker will engage with young people who have significant and multiple barriers to education, training & employment, you will be working at the heart of the community, this includes street work, door knocking to engage with young people where they feel most comfortable. We expect you to deliver a highly professional service which is human centred, compassionate, welcoming, and engaging. You will support young people in exploring employability options and includes work on CV, interview techniques, completing applications and job search. Part of your role will also include developing and facilitating appropriate group work activities that will contribute to young people's personal and employability development.
Community Renewal Trust is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
Community Renewal Trust is launching a 5-year £3.5m programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund called Community Renewal: Lifting Neighbourhoods Together (CR:LNT). The Project Co-ordinator/Administrator is a crucial role supporting the team in this flagship programme to tackle poverty in a neighbourhood and test innovations which will affect policy and practice across the UK.
Our approach is about creating, implementing and evaluating behavioural change and system change at a neighbourhood level; this is a hands-on role within a frontline team, transforming people’s lives and working closely with residents in the local neighbourhood. The Co-ordinator will support the Manager who in turn will lead, manage and train a team of 6-12 part-time/full-time frontline staff who will start in post in April 2020 with a range of specialisms. They will be seeking to transform the way the neighbourhood is supported using community engagement, holistic assessment and case-management techniques. The Co-ordinator will work alongside the frontline team and be proactive in using organisational and interpersonal skills to help move the logistics forward in the initial setup and delivery of the project. They will have a long-term role in managing data and reporting on progress/impact.
This role will appeal to someone who shares our charity’s values and our aim to transform people’s lives and lift neighbourhoods out of poverty. The role is ideal for someone who is meticulously organised, able to use databases (no technical expertise needed), enjoys managing processes and arranging training/events/conferences. Someone who also enjoys engaging and working with members of the public will thrive in this role as there are other aspects that involve community events, door knocking ad listening to community members.
As this is a project all about change and testing new approaches the role will appeal to people who are prepared to test new ways of working and system changes.
Download job description here: communityrenewal.org.uk/work-with-us/vacancies