Project Worker (Practice and Participation Service)

  • Full time
  • £24,211 – £26,759
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2022

  • Advertised from 20th July 2022
  • Contract Type: Monday to Friday Contractual hours: 37.5


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 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 Job

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.

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 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 people with complex needs/backgrounds you must have previous experience in this field.

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 above.

What’s in it for you?

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from:

• A generous annual leave entitlement of 35 days pro rata per annum (including public holidays) rising to 38 days after completion of three years’ service

• Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary

• Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements

• A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services.

• A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being

• Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 6% depending on employee contributions

• Access to a savings and borrowing scheme and much more!

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.

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

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on Monday 15 August 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at our office in Edinburgh

How to Apply

To complete an application form, please visit our website. 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.