As a key partner of the Opportunities Fife Partnership Employability Pathway, Apex is launching a new service in Fife, The Labyrinth Project, and we now require two Personal Development Mentors to deliver this project. The service requires cover across Fife.
Labyrinth is designed to support unemployed 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 mentors will help re-engage individuals into meaningful, positive activity and integrate 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 3 years, subject to annual performance reviews. Therefore we now require dynamic, self motivated and hard working individuals who are able to motivate and inspire change in others. The Personal Development Mentors 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 are 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.
Completed applications can be submitted online or posted to Apex Scotland, 9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7TP. Part time/job share applications will be considered, please state on application.
Job reference: PDM/LAB
Rate of pay: £19,013 - £21,042
Hours of work: 35 hours per week and may require some evening or weekend working
Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 13 May 2015.