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Personal Development Mentor (Part time)

  • Part time
  • £19,783 – £21,895 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 18th March 2019

  • Advertised from 7th March 2019
  • 17.5 hours per week, working out of office hours may be required including some evening or weekends


Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

We now have two part time opportunities in the Tayside area, working on two different services. Details of the second opportunity with our Steps Service are on our website, as well as full details on this exciting opportunity to join our New Routes Service.

Apex Scotland delivers the New Routes mentoring service in the Tayside area working as part of a Scotland wide public social partnership offering a mentoring service to young male prolific offenders. This is an exciting initiative, aiming to reduce re-offending amongst males and contributing to the Scottish Government’s reducing re-offending strategy

We are now looking to recruit a Personal Development Mentor (PDM) to join our team in the Tayside area. The staff base will be Dundee, however it is anticipated that there will be extensive travel throughout the area. This service is funded annually, currently to March 2020 at the moment and we are hopeful of extension.

For New Routes the successful candidate will be required to work in a prison environment and in the community. Due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved therefore a driving licence and access to own vehicle or access to a mode of transport is essential. For this post you will have knowledge or experience of mentoring approaches. Experience of working in a prison environment would be an advantage.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidate will be able to motivate and inspire change in others, have an understanding of barriers to progression or employment and be able to work with a wide range of people to help them progress. Full details in the job description.

Application notes

For more information on this position as well as other opportunities with Apex Scotland please visit our website at

Please submit your application and supporting paperwork through our website at

Closing date for returned applications: 12 noon on Monday 18 March 2019.

In view of the nature of the New Routes post and the requirement to work within the prison setting, the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.