Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
Apex Scotland offers a diverse range of services for young people and adults to help them remove personal barriers to employment and engage in education, employment or community activities. We also work in partnership with many organisations and employers.
We are in to the second year of the exciting New Opportunities project funded through Dumfries and Galloway Community Justice Partnership. The project aims to gather views and opinions of those who are accessing, or have previously engaged with, justice services in Dumfries and Galloway to help improve current services and shape future provision. This post will develop new opportunities for community engagement, personal development and peer support initiatives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has lived experience of the justice system; having a criminal record is essential. The right candidate will have the ability to engage with service users on a group and one to one basis to assist them to provide feedback to Justice Social Work. This is an exciting position which requires a significant amount of time working with Justice Social Work staff and service users, working from both Apex and Justice Social Work offices.
The successful person will receive appropriate support and guidance from a designated co-worker.
For this post you should be able to demonstrate you are ready to take on employment. Have good communications skills, be approachable, compassionate and have a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with targets as well as an understanding of inclusivity for all. Some travel will be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage. This service is currently funded until March 2024.
This will be the second year of the project and the right candidate will be responsible for continuing the work achieved so far including building on the group work activities and one to one work.
Informal enquiries are welcome to Mhairi Ross, Service Development Manager (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holder will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.
Job reference: LEM/STRN
Rate of pay: Living Wage £10.90 per hour
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 13 March 2023