As a key partner of the Opportunities Fife Partnership Employability Pathway, Apex Scotland has a new service in Fife, The Labyrinth Project, and we now require a Personal Development Mentor to deliver this project. The service requires cover across Fife.
Labyrinth is designed to support unemployed ex-offenders to progress towards, or move into employment, by using a mentoring approach. The service will achieve this by assisting individuals to reach their goals by breaking down barriers including lack of self-confidence, lack of work experience or qualifications and addressing issues raised by criminal records. The Labyrinth mentor will help re-engage individuals into meaningful, positive activity, and integration into their communities.
The aims of the service are that all attendees who complete an action plan with The Labyrinth Project will be equipped with life skills, core and basic employability skills, financial management techniques and the digital literacy skills they need to progress towards their goals.
Part-time/job share applications will be considered – please state on application.
Funding has been secured for a period of 3 years to end of March 2017, subject to annual performance reviews. Therefore we now require a dynamic, self-motivated and hard working individual who is able to motivate and inspire change in others. The Personal Development Mentor will work as part of a small team to proactively source work experience, learning and activity based opportunities and be involved in the facilitation of these opportunities.
For this post you will have knowledge or experience of mentoring approaches. Experience of working with a caseload of service users and working to targets are essential. Experience of working in a community environment would be an advantage. It is anticipated that there will be extensive travel throughout the area therefore a driving license or access to a means of transport is essential.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: PDM/LAB
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £19,013 - £21,042
Hours of work: 35 hours per week - may require some evening or weekend working
Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 17th December 2015