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Project Worker, Practice and Participation Service - 2 posts

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th May 2021

  • Advertised from 19th April 2021
  • 22.5 hours per week, fixed term for 2 years. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Fixed term for 2 years.


Position one: 22.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Position two: 22.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day over Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Please state in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for.

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)

LinkLiving has over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. We recognise that the reduction and removal of barriers is vital in achieving sustainable change. The project will support individuals to remove the barriers that caused homelessness in the first instance and improve the likelihood of them moving into mainstream tenancies. The most common support needs identified by people affected by homelessness are mental health issues and improving independent living skills.

The Job

This project has been designed to be delivered remotely. The project worker will carry out the initial assessments and will have primary responsibility for regularly delivering the two online groupwork courses, one of which is designed to provide mental health support with the other aimed at building independent living skills. Each course can accommodate up to 8 participants and will consist of 10 two-hour sessions running on a rolling basis.

The post holder will develop and deliver independent living skills group work which focuses on the development of tools and techniques to better manage mental health. The project workers will also provide supervisory support to people setting realistic and achievable targets with them to enable progress against individual objectives. As a project worker, the post holder will also develop partnerships with other agencies and training providers to identify, develop and assist the people we support.

About You

To be considered for this post you must have a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes in core subjects such as English and Maths and have previous experience of co-ordinating training courses.

Experience of working with people with complex needs/backgrounds is essential, as well as having knowledge of issues people have who are affected by homelessness. Knowledge of tools and techniques to support people to better manage their mental health is also essential.

Additionally, you must have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills. Due to the travel this role may bring, an ability to drive and travel between services is essential.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

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.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 6 May 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Friday 14 May 2021 via MS Teams

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by visiting our website

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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 that CV's will not be considered.