In partnership with Jobcentre Plus and Community Learning and Development teams across Fife, Apex is launching 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 individuals, primarily 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.
Funding has been secured for a period of 9 months for pilot activity. 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 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 is 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.
Job reference: PDM/LAB
Rate of pay: £18,825 - £20,834
Hours of work: 35 hours per week. Some evening or weekend working may be required.
Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 23 January 2015. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 29 January 2015.