Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
Apex Scotland delivers the New Routes Mentoring service in the Tayside area working as part of a Scotland wide public social partnership offering a mentoring service to young male prolific offenders. This is an exciting initiative, aiming to reduce re-offending amongst males and contributing to the Scottish Government’s reducing re-offending strategy.
We are now looking to recruit a Personal Development Mentor (PDM) to join our team in the Tayside area. The staff base will be Dundee, however it is anticipated that there will be extensive travel throughout the area. This service is funded to March 2020.
The successful candidate will be required to work in a prison environment and in the community. Due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved therefore a driving licence and access to own vehicle or access to a mode of transport is essential. For this post you will have knowledge or experience of mentoring approaches. Experience of working in a prison environment would be an advantage.
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 be able to motivate and inspire change in others, have an understanding of barriers to progression or employment and be able to work with a wide range of people to help them progress. Full details are in the job description.
We are also recruiting for a part-time Personal Development Mentor for our Steps service, also in the Tayside area. These posts are advertised separately however if you feel you have the skills and would like to be considered for both positions, and are looking for a full time role, please mark your application with the reference PDM/BOTH. The Steps PDM information can be found here.
In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work within a prison setting, the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
Job reference: PDM/NR/PT
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £19,783 - £21,895 pro rata, per annum
Hours of work: The hours of work will be 17.5 hours per week; working out of office hours may be required including some evening or weekends.
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 18 March 2019