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Senior Support Advisor, Space Training Academy (STA)

  • Part time
  • £22,729 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2021

  • Advertised from 12th January 2021
  • 28 hours, 4 days per week


The purpose of Space Training Academy is to enable and support parents, adults and young people over 16, including people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges, to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.

As a member of Space Training Academy team you will be reliable, enthusiastic, capable of positive interaction and remain consistent with our company mission and values of helping people reach their full potential and enabling their lives to flourish.

You will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people in our local community, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.

You will be a skilled support advisor with a qualification in working with communities or a related field, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

The Role

The Senior Support Advisor will support STA trainees through their employability journey with us, providing an end-to-end support service in a person or family centred way.

You will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of supporting or enabling people to progress through their lives and careers with a view to earning more, finding better or more suited positions, or supporting those who are unemployed to find paid work. Working closely with our Senior Training & Employability Worker, you will support our trainees to find out about and access appropriate training and opportunities (either in the STA or through external providers), to help them develop the right level of skills and confidence to find sustainable work that is in line with their life direction and personal circumstances.

We know that people need to build solid foundations in order to begin their employability journey, which is why our service also involves identifying and addressing barriers, looking at strengths and passions, and putting in place appropriate practical & emotional support if needed including income maximisation, welfare rights, childcare, and health-related support.

Key to this role is the ability to meet funder targets as laid out in funding agreements, plus the ability to treat people with empathy, fairness, dignity and respect, and to work alongside them as they’re building the self-esteem and resilience. You’ll work with people to assess their training needs and help them understand what steps they may need to take in order to secure work.

This post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.

Application notes

To apply please complete an application form and send along with your CV and supporting cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the person specification.

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Closing date: Monday 18th Jan at 12pm