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Employability Support Worker - Enterprise

  • Part time
  • £21,532 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

  • Advertised from 8th April 2021
  • 24 hours per week. Initially funded until 31 March 2022
  • Plus pension


Cyrenians Social Enterprise Employability Programme supports people to gain the skills and experience to move towards employment, further education, training or volunteering. Increasing employability is recognised as a key route out of social and economic exclusion. Therefore, Cyrenians sees employability as an integral part of developing a sustained solution to homelessness and helping people overcome poverty and extreme disadvantage. With increased strain on the jobs market, it is more crucial than ever that we equip people by providing good quality opportunities to gain formal qualifications or employment.

Many of the people we work with have had poor educational experiences and attainment, and may face additional barriers in accessing employment such as lack of basic education and the limitations of the benefit system. Our response to this has been to incorporate learning opportunities into our existing provision, providing a more accessible route back into positive destinations for those most disadvantaged.

We are looking for an innovative, dynamic person who will support the growth of the Employability Programme in all four of our Social Enterprises; FareShare, Food Education (and Production), Farm and Arnotdale House (Falkirk). The right candidate will join our Enterprise Employability team at a very exciting time and will contribute to the development of our programme. You should also have the ability to demonstrate our values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Application notes

For full details and an application pack please visit , call 0131 475 2354 (during office hours) or e-mail:

CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 3rd May 2021

Interviews will be held during week commencing 10th May 2021