We have recently secured funding through European Social Fund’s National Third Sector Fund. We are now looking to recruit a Personal Development Mentor to extend our delivery of this service, currently in Glasgow, out across the Lanarkshires. 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 also work in partnership with many organisations in the Lanarkshire areas.
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 an aptitude for developing and delivering innovative group sessions and 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 in Glasgow and possibly with our partner agencies in Lanarkshire. 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. Knowledge or experience of action planning and/or training delivery would be an advantage.
Training will be given, however for this post you should be able to demonstrate good communication 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. This service is currently funded until March 2019 with possible extension.
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/ESF/LAN
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £19,783 - £21,895
Hours of work: Full time hours are 35 hours per week, however part time options can be discussed
Closing date: 10.00am on Tuesday 17 July 2018