Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
As a key partner of Renfrewshire Council, Apex Scotland delivers an employability service in Renfrewshire and we now require a part time Personal Development Mentor to deliver this service. The service, working closely with Invest in Renfrewshire, will be based in Paisley and requires cover across Renfrewshire.
This service is designed to support unemployed higher category ex-offenders to progress. The service will achieve this by working in partnership with police, social work and other agencies to ensure all action plans are carefully planned and risk assessed.
The aims of the service are that all attendees who complete an action plan will be equipped with life skills, core and basic employability skills and crucially be provided with advice around disclosure of previous convictions.
Funding has been secured to March 2024, this is subject to review and efforts are ongoing to confirm additional funding to secure the service longer term. 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 alongside Criminal Justice Social Work staff as well as our team in Glasgow to engage with service users, to proactively source work experience, learning and activity based opportunities and be involved in the facilitation of these opportunities.
The successful applicant 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 and an understanding of MAPPA would be an advantage. It is anticipated that there will be some 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/RNF/PT
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £22,597 - £24,833 pro rata per annum
Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week. May require some occasional evening or weekend working
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 30 August 2023.