Skills Exchange SCIO works across South Lanarkshire with young people who have multiple barriers to employment. We deliver training in employability, personal development, lifeskills, health and wellbeing, providing support which is person-centred, flexible and responsive to individual needs. We work with a range of partners, schools, colleges, training providers, third sector organisations and employers with the aim of supporting our participants on their journey towards the world of work.
The purpose of this post
Work placements are integral to the success of our various training programmes and the benefits to our participants are immense. This is a newly created post with the purpose of extending our existing network of employers to maximise opportunities for our participants, both for quality work placements and progressions. The Employer Engagement Lead will proactively work with participants and employers to increase the range and number of work placements and job opportunities available and will support participants to engage with and sustain these opportunities.
You will be passionate about working with disadvantaged young people to help them build their skills and confidence as they prepare for the world of work. You will have a good understanding of this client group and the barriers they face. You will also have a strong understanding of the needs and demands of employers and be able to quickly develop and maintain ongoing professional and effective relationships with them. You will have knowledge of health and safety and risk assessments.
You will be self-motivated with strong communication skills and be able to plan and manage your own workload with minimum supervision.
Above all, you will understand the importance of matching the right person to the right employer while meeting the needs of both.
The post holder will be expected to comply with Skills Exchange SCIO’s policies and procedures at all times. These include, but are not limited to, equality and diversity, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety.
The post holder will be trained and coached in the policies and procedures of Skills Exchange Scio. They will be expected to familiarise themselves with these policies and procedures and to seek advice and guidance from their line manager if required.
The key tasks listed above are an indication of the main duties to be performed. They may be subject to amendment to take account of changing circumstances but any significant changes would be made following discussion with the post holder.
Please note that should your application be successful you will be required to become a member of the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme.
Closing date for applications : Friday 25th June 2021
Applications to be submitted to Diane Ashwood, Skills Exchange SCIO, The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, G74 4HG or Email: email@example.com