Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
The expanding services Apex delivers in the Highlands are diverse, comprised of a range of partnerships with organisations such as DWP, Criminal Justice Social Work, Scottish Prison Service, Skills Development Scotland, NHS Highland, and many more, supporting a range of client groups to access training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
The Apex Highland Unit provides a range of services to individuals who face multiple barriers to returning to work and individuals who may be long term unemployed.
We are looking for two enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our team. You will need effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidate will have 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 getting involved in a range of activities including outdoor groupwork activities, one to one mentoring and managing a caseload of service users.
For this post you should be able to demonstrate good communications 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 in our database. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to work as part of a large team. Our office is based in Inverness however there may be a need to travel to Caithness, Wick or Ross-shire as we cover a large area. Some travel and work with our outdoor teams, taking part in team activities and challenges may also be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage. This service is currently funded until December 2022.
In view of the nature of these posts, the successful candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: PDM/INV
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £20,992 - £23,233 per annum (pending review)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, may be negotiable and can be discussed
Closing date: 10.00am on Wednesday 13 April 2022