Senior Training and Employability Project Worker, Space Training Academy (STA)

  • Part time
  • £26,236 pro-rata
  • This role will require a mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 8th November 2021

  • Advertised from 12th October 2021
  • 28 hours per week (4 days per week) This post is funded until July 2022 with a possible extension.
  • Annual Leave: 20 days annual leave, increasing to 25 days in year two of employment. Plus 12 days public holiday annually (all pro-rata) Pension: 5% Employers contribution


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 50+ staff and 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 –

The Role

The purpose of Space Training Academy is to support people in the South West Edinburgh community to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.

Current members include parents, adults with learning disabilities, young people aged 16-30, adults with mental health challenges & ethnic minorities. This particular role is predominately focused on recruiting parents into our services.

The Training and Employability Project worker will:

• Deliver projects from end-to-end, including set up, design and delivery of training programmes

• Help members build solid foundations in order to begin or progress through their employability journey. This may include addressing barriers and signposting to partners who offer specialised support such as income maximisation, childcare or emotional support

• Deliver person-centred training and other development opportunities for members in line with their abilities and aspirations. You will also arrange for external training to be provided as required.

• Document all activity in our funder database- Caselink

• Work in partnership with other teams in Space & The Broomhouse Hub, community organisations, educational institutions and businesses in South West Edinburgh, and city wide, in order to identify positive destinations and other opportunities for our trainees to move on to.

The right person for this role will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.

The Training & Employability Project Worker is required to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of running employability projects from end to end; designing, promoting, delivering and evaluating them in line with funder and organisational targets.

You will be a skilled employability worker & trainer with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role and a qualification in community education or a related field (or equivalent work experience). You will also have the skills to motivate, empathise and support people who are trying to find their way in the world of work.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below

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