Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
We offer a diverse range of services for young people and adults to help them remove personal barriers to employment and engage in education, employment or community activities. We also work in partnership with many organisations and employers.
We are now delivering phase 3 of our Steps Employability Service, funded through European Social Fund’s National Third Sector Fund. We are now looking to recruit three Personal Development Mentors (two full time and one part time) to join our team delivering the Steps employability service, currently covering Glasgow and Lanarkshire.
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who have effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidates 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 these post holders being based from our shared office in Glasgow.
Candidates will 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 an advantage. Knowledge or experience of action planning and/or training delivery would also 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.
These posts are currently funded by European Structural Funds until 31 December 2022. At this time, this initiative will phase out due to Scotland no longer being a member of the European Union, and will be replaced by the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF). Apex is currently preparing a funding transition to the SPF and with that, is hopeful of sustained project activity from January 2023, either from SPF directly or through other Scottish Government or local government funding to bridge the service gap between the two funding initiatives.
In view of the nature of these posts and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, post holders will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: PDM/GLAS/FT (35 hours); PDM/GLAS/PT (21 hours)
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £21,412 - £23,698 pro rata, per annum
Hours of work: 35 hours a week (full time), or 21 hours a week (part time)
Closing date: 10.00am on Thursday 23 June 2022