Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions or at risk of offending.
Due to an increase in demand for our training services in Edinburgh, we are now looking to recruit experienced trainers on a part time or sessional basis to join our team. Apex Scotland offers a diverse range of services for young people and adults to help them break down barriers to employment and engage in education, employment or community activities.
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who have experience of delivering training programmes, in particular employability programmes, to a diverse group of people.
We will provide all the training materials required and you will provide effective communication skills, personality, dynamism and sound organisational skills. Experience of working with those considered harder to reach or support would be an advantage.
The successful candidates will have an aptitude for delivering innovative group sessions both online and in person, so must be confident with technology. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with service users on a one to one basis to assist them to overcome barriers to progression. An understanding of the criminal justice system would be beneficial but not essential as training in this area will be provided. Experience in delivering recognised qualifications including First Aid or Food Hygiene certificates would be desirable. You would need to demonstrate flexibility as some travel may be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage.
Whilst having previous experience of delivering employability programmes or training would be an advantage, as we will be providing training on the delivery content, the most important factor is that the right person has experience of delivering training, is approachable and friendly and above all is non-judgemental. A large amount of our training will be delivered online and as well as creating challenges for delivery, this can create challenges for people accessing the training which we would want to provide as much encouragement and support with as we could, this will require some basic technical knowledge and patience.
In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with children and/or vulnerable adults, the post holders will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.
To discuss the posts informally, please contact Jessica Gillespie by emailing email@example.com
Job reference: TRAINER/EDIN
Rate of pay: Part time - salary scale £20,992 to £23,223 pro rata per annum; sessional - of £11.53 per hour plus reasonable out of pocket travel expenses
Hours of work: Part time - 20 hours per week; sessional - hours can be agreed locally
Closing date: 10am on Thursday 11 November 2021