Personal Development Mentor, Highland Team

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £20,992 – £23,233
  • Inverness
  • Closing 2nd November 2021

  • Advertised from 14th October 2021
  • 35 hours per week, may be negotiable and can be discussed


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

The expanding services Apex deliver in the highlands are diverse, comprised of a range of partnerships with organisations such as DWP, Criminal Justice Social Work, Scottish Prison Service, Skills Development Scotland, NHS Highland, and many more, supporting a range of client groups to access training, volunteer and employment opportunities.

The Apex highland Unit provides a range of services to individuals who face multiple barriers to returning to work and individuals who may be long term unemployed.

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 have the ability to engage with service users on a one to one basis to assist them to overcome barriers to progression. An understanding of local employability pipelines would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the network of support agencies in the area. We envisage this post holder getting involved in a range of activities including outdoor groupwork activities, one to one mentoring and managing a caseload of service users.

For this post you should be able to demonstrate good communications skills, be approachable and compassionate and have knowledge or experience of employability. Experience of working to deadlines and targets is desirable. A keen eye for detail and understanding of good record keeping is essential as information is recorded in paper files and on our database. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with targets. Some travel and work with our outdoor teams, taking part in team activities and challenges will be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage. This service is currently funded until June 2022.

Application notes

Please download an application pack from our website at Completed applications can be submitted online.

Closing date for returned applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme.