This vacancy has now closed

Employability Project Worker (Practice and Participation Service)

  • Full time
  • £23,113 – £25,546
  • Falkirk, Fife or Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th March 2022

  • Advertised from 16th February 2022
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:

• Personal development and employability programmes

• Self-help coaching

• Supported accommodation

• Care at home

• Housing support

• Befriending

• Social cafes

The Service

The Practice and Participation team works primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We support young people by offering mental health and wellbeing programmes and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression including employability, tenancy, youth work and leadership award qualifications.

The Job

The purpose of the job is to support young people to achieve their goals and aspirations through group work by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. You will be responsible for the recruitment, training and support of the young people through the various programmes we offer. You will support the achievement of high standards and provide monitoring information in relation to the project’s outcomes.

You will ensure that opportunities are provided to young people equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community and support them into a positive destination whether that be re-engagement with school, training or employment. The Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to the young people, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s programmes and services

About You

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes (or equivalent) in core subjects such as English and Maths and also hold an SQA Assessor and Verifier Qualification or willing to work towards it.

Experience of co-ordinating, developing and delivering training programmes is essential for this role.

As you will be working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds you must have previous experience of working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds.

Further Information

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

Additionally, you must have the ability to drive and be 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 below.

What’s in it for you?

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement; a competitive pension; life assurance and a comprehensive wellbeing package.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 6 March 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 14 March 2022 at LinkLiving’s Kirkcaldy Office where social distancing will be observed

How to Apply

To complete an application form, please click on the “Apply Now” button below. Instructions on how to complete the form are at the top of the page.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require.

Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack.

LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.