Employability Project Worker, Employability Team

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Edinburgh or Falkirk
  • Closing 28th January 2021

  • Advertised from 13th January 2021
  • Salary: £21,506.00 - £25,356.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). Contract Type: 37.5 hours per week, fixed-term until 31 March 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Job category/type: Full-time, Fixed-term.


LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values 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)

As part of the UK government’s Plan for Jobs, a new Kickstart Scheme has been launched that will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. As well as aiming to kickstart the country’s economy, it will also provide the opportunity to kickstart the careers of young people who would otherwise be left behind as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Job

Accountable to the Service Delivery Manager, the Employability Project Worker will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Kickstart scheme within Link and its partners. This will be through providing one to one support to young people we employ and the departments hosting the six-month Kickstart jobs.

The Employability Project Worker will work in partnership with Job Centre Plus to recruit Kickstart participants and offer these participants one-to-one support and group training. In addition, the Employability Project Worker will provide support to the various departments hosting Kickstart jobs.

About You

The post holder must have a good standard of secondary education including Math’s and English. Due to the role of the Employability Project Worker in delivering group training, we would require you to have experience in the delivery and development of training programmes.

It is essential that the post holder has an understanding of issues affecting young people who are excluded and marginalised and demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s emotional and social health.

It is also essential that the post holder has a flexible, practical and reliable approach and an ability to prioritise and plan your own workload.

You must also have a current driving license and access to a roadworthy car.

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 below.

Application notes

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards. As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer

pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 28 January 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Friday 5 February 2021 via MS Teams

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button on our website linkhousing.org.uk/what-we-do/work-for-us

You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

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 jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.