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.
Our Steps employability service covers Edinburgh and Fife. This post will concentrate on delivering our services in Fife. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidate will have the ability to engage with service users on a one to one basis to assist them to overcome barriers to progression. An understanding of local employability pipelines would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the network of support agencies in the area. We envisage this post holder being based from the offices of Apex Scotland or our partner agencies. The post will be based in Fife with attendance at our Edinburgh office one day a week.
For this post you should be able to demonstrate good communications skills, be approachable and compassionate and have knowledge or experience of employability. Experience of working to deadlines and targets is desirable. A keen eye for detail and understanding of good record keeping is essential as information is recorded in paper files and on our database. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with targets. Some travel will be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be essential. The ability to carry out some work from home would be an advantage.
This post is currently funded by European Structural Funds until 31st December 2022. At this time, this initiative will phase out due to Scotland no longer being a member of the European Union, and will be replaced by the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF). Apex is currently preparing a funding transition to the SPF and with that, is hopeful of sustained project activity from January 2023, either from SPF directly or through other Scottish Government or local government funding to bridge the service gap between the two funding initiatives.
In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, the post holder will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.
Job reference: PDM/FE
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £21,412 - £23,698
Hours of work: 35 hours per week. Part time/job share can be discussed.
Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 23 June 2022