LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We’re seeking to recruit an Employability Project Worker to cover the current post holder’s Maternity Leave. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
The Employability Services team deals primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants.
We are delighted to have our work in this area recognised through the SURF 2017 Award for 'removing barriers to employment' and the Mentor Networks inclusion award. We support young people by offering valuable work placements and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression, including employability, tenancy and citizenship, youth work and leadership award qualifications. We are actively working towards expanding our services to include adults of any age.
This role will work closely with our Employability Development Manager and wider team to support the achievement of high standards across LinkLiving's Employability programmes and activities and to further develop opportunities to extend our reach. A key element of this role is to ensure consistency in participant recruitment processes, training development and delivery in accordance with Link and SQA standards.
The postholder will have the values, skills and personal qualities to develop relationships with other partners, training providers and services whilst actively promoting opportunities for the service.
A significant part of the role involves using technology to assist service delivery, drive efficiency and enable a quality assured service.
What you will need
In addition to our Values (Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Caring), you will have:
Experience of co-ordinating training courses
An ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers
Knowledge and understanding the of employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives
Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills
Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
Knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure training is effective
An ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies
An ability to drive and able to travel between services as required
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job information Pack available on our online recruitment portal.
Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 26 May 2019
Interview Date: Monday 3 June 2019
Please note that CVs will not be considered.
For further information or to apply, please visit: linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities
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Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.