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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £21,100
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd December 2019
  • Permanent (working 37 hours a week)


How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK and Channel Islands. Every year, we change the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.

The role

We provide a range of programmes, services and support structures enabling young people to progress positively into activity that further enhances their learning and employment opportunities.

Our provision is person centred to reflect the different needs of young people. We provide services at all entry points and stages of learning, ensuring the young people receive the most appropriate support, enabling them to achieve and progress.

The focus of our delivery is targeted at young people 16-29 year olds who face barriers into employment. Many young people who engage on our services identify as having ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and can be the hardest to reach and engage. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading children's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.

Our inclusive engagement approach promotes equality of opportunity and includes creative engagement methods to engage with young people who do not access mainstream traditional services or provision.

We will offer work-relevant, support and learning based opportunities which reflect the aims of Developing the Young Workforce: Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy, which promotes greater importance on vocational education that prepares young people for the world of work.

The difference

You'll significantly improve young people's lives:

By supporting young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to gain employment

By delivering a variety of courses tailored to the young person's needs and abilities, both individually and in group sessions

By building quality relationships with young people and colleagues, including external agencies and employers

By assessing the needs of young people and developing individualised plans to meet these needs

By supporting young people to develop job search skills allowing them to apply for jobs, write their CV, talk to potential employers and prepare for interviews

The person

You'll need:

· An understanding of the barriers (ACE's) young people face when trying to gain and

· maintain positive destinations

· A flexible approach to working to support the delivery of services

· A knowledge of provision within the locality who support young people

· Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage young people

· Knowledge of Care experience of Young People

· Knowledge of Safeguarding

· Team work skills and the ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and partners

· Experience of facilitating group work sessions with young people facing multiple barriers

· Experience of delivering or supporting young people to complete SQA and other accredited qualifications

· Good IT skills

· The ability to plan, organise and deliver within given timescales

· To maintain appropriate records, monitor performance and produce written reports as required

· A full UK Driving Licence and access to transport

· SVQ or HNC qualification in Social care or equivalent (Careers Advice, Employability etc.)

The rewards

· Minimum 29 days' holiday and additional Bank holidays with the option to buy and sell additional annual leave

· Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages

· Dependency leave

· Season ticket travel loans

· Contributory Company pension scheme of up to 7%

· Discounts at major high street retailers.

· My cycle scheme

· Paid for Volunteer day per year in one of our services

· Wellbeing website subscription

· Excellent learning and development opportunities.

Plus, there's a lot more besides.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 13 December 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 16th December

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 30 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!