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
• Social cafes
The Link Academy team works primarily with people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and
creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We support people by offering mental health and
wellbeing programmes, independent living skills and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression
including employability, tenancy, youth work and leadership award qualifications.
The purpose of the job is to support people to achieve their goals and aspirations through group work by providing
opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and
supporting the programme participants. 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 people equipping them with the skills to make a valuable
contribution to the service and their wider community. You will support people into a positive destination
whether that be re-engagement with education, training or employment. The Project Worker will provide support
and offer guidance to programme participants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and
actively promote LinkLiving’s programmes and services.
We are looking for a candidate who embodies the essential criteria, driving our mission forward and making a real
You bring a good standard of education, with proficiency in core subjects like English and Maths. As a skilled
coordinator, you excel in orchestrating training courses and delivering impactful educational programs.
Guided by the Trauma Skilled Practice Framework (NES Framework), you understand trauma-informed care and make a
difference in the lives of diverse individuals. Your adaptability shines as you work with complex needs and
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, you streamline communication and leverage technology for efficient
processes. Your knowledge of the employability sector and volunteering initiatives keeps you ahead, creating
opportunities for success.
Your excellent communication skills captivate audiences and convey information effectively. You develop and deliver
training programs, empowering others to reach their full potential.
You understand the importance of evaluation and use it to constantly improve training programs. With a non-judgmental
attitude, you create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and fosters growth.
Adapting to new environments and embracing change, you drive innovation and navigate challenges. Your teamwork and
organisational skills ensure efficient prioritisation and planning.
Building partnerships with voluntary organizations, employability networks, and statutory agencies amplifies our
impact. With a valid driver's license, you will travel between services, connecting with individuals and
making a tangible difference.
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 above.
What’s in it for you?
The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:
• Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and
discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme
• 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus additional 3 days pro rata after 3 years’
service, with an opportunity to buy and sell holiday
• temporary enhanced business travel mileage allowance to support employees with increased fuel costs
• access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities and funded Disclosure
Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council memberships
• defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional
voluntary contribution options
• life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
• healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping,
restaurants, and other services
• employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and
• discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel ticket loan and much
For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the following link -
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new
PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.
Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for
someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit our website
If you are considering a career in social care but aren’t sure what it involves or whether it’s right for you, you
can enrol in a free, online 6 week part-time tutor-supported ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ course.
The course provides an introduction to the area of social care and can be a stepping-stone to employment or