The Ridge SCIO
The Ridge SCIO

Charity registered in Scotland SC047116

In Dunbar and the surrounding villages it can be especially hard to find jobs, and to access support and training. We are 30 miles away from Edinburgh and the cost of public transport makes working and training in Edinburgh and its outskirts prohibitively expensive. The problems faced by the more vulnerable members of our community whether it be substance abuse, mental health issues, or issues arising from poverty (often due to recent changes to the benefits system) are all exacerbated by Dunbar’s poor public transport system. The Ridge aims to provide local, effective, personalised and holistic support for local people to help them move beyond dependency towards contribution and fulfilment.

Current vacancies

Head of Training

  • Part time
  • Negotiable
  • Dunbar
  • Closing 16th April 2021

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the design and delivery of employability training. Currently, we have a particular focus on Rural Skills and Construction however we will be looking to develop training programmes into other sectors, including hospitality. You will also assume the role of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) coordinator. This will include liaison with key stakeholders and assessment and verification of certificated courses.

You will manage a small but expanding team of trainers, support staff and volunteers and report regularly to the Ridge board of trustees. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in training / teaching who is flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic about developing the skills of individuals to help realise their full potential.

The role can be undertaken as on either a self-employed or employed basis, with remuneration subject to experience. If you have specific questions, please email or call Managing Director Kate Darrah on 07811918109.