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Employability Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,449 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th November 2022

  • Advertised from 15th November 2022
  • 20 hours per week, flexible over 3-5 days. Position funded to March 2024 with strong likely hood of extension to March 2025. Location: This role will require a mixture of remote working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Annual Leave: 32 days in year 1 increasing to 37 days in year 2. This includes some set public holidays and 2 week closure over Christmas (All pro rata). Pension: 5% Employers contribution.


We are seeking an experienced people manager to join our Training Academy team. The post holder will:

  • Oversee Space employability projects which support young people and people with multiple barriers to employment
  • Be a key leader in the Training Academy team, building positive working relationships within Space and externally
  • Line manage a small team of employability project staff (currently 1 full time and 2 part time staff)
  • Collaborate with project staff, trainees and volunteers to ensure course contents are of a high quality, kept relative to the needs of the participants, are enjoyable, are delivered effectively and are impactful
  • Deliver 1:1 employability support to trainees, creating personalised action plans

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of work experience in a management role and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills. They will have a recognised professional qualification in community education, careers guidance, training or other subject relevant to this role.

They will also have a sound understanding of the needs and challenges faced by young people and those with barriers to employment.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 60 staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy - Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub –

Application notes

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Email your completed application pack to by 9pm Sunday 27th November.

Interviews: week beginning 5th December 2022

A conversation before applying is welcome, please contact Lyndsey Fischer on or call 07809 904231

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme