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Employability Services Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,633 – £29,539
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2018

  • Advertised from 6th August 2018
  • (dependent on skills and experience) 37.5 hours per week. Hours are normally worked over Monday to Friday with evening and some weekend work.


The Company

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.

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 and to support this ambition we recently acquired funding to deliver an employability programme for adults who have experience trauma.

The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, driven person to join our dedicated and expanding employability services as the Team Leader. This is a new role which will work closely with our Employability Development Manager 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 role has responsibility for effectively supporting and managing Employability Project workers alongside carrying a small case load of direct work with course participants.

The postholder will have the 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

- General standard of education

- Experience of co-ordinating and line managing a team

- Ability and understanding of how to work with hard to reach clients

- Understanding of SQA processes and policies

- Experience of developing and delivering training programmes

- Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills

- 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 Specification in the Job information Pack on our online recruitment portal at

The Deal

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.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Interview Date: Thursday 30 August 2018 at Link Academy, Falkirk

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Please note that CVs will not be considered.

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.

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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.