RE:SET – Revising Youth Mindset – is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in and outside of the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.
Due to an extended period of absence for the post holder, we now have an opportunity for the right candidate to lead the RE:SET initiative and join the senior management team of Apex Scotland on a temporary basis to March 2020.
During this year we are keen to develop the number of service delivery points for this area of work, having gathered significant evidence to support the argument for the need for our service. As such, the successful candidate will be a self starter who can demonstrate excellent networking and management skills.
For at least nine months you will be responsible for overseeing the development and running of the service as well as line management responsibility for staff to ensure the effective delivery of our school services to contract specifications. You will have responsibility for the overall operational management to ensure that the RE:SET service, currently in secondary schools within Fife, meet their strategic goals and performance targets. You will also maintain and develop relationships with funders, schools and partner agencies to maintain and expand the service.
You will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of report and bid writing, supervisory experience with the ability to motivate staff and knowledge of local and national strategies for working with young people. Knowledge of funding initiatives and local provision in any of the areas covered would be an advantage.
The service currently has confirmed funding to end of March 2020 with expected extension beyond that date. It is anticipated this opportunity will end in March 2020. Part time or job share applications will be considered.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme as it will provide line management support to staff who deliver services to vulnerable groups.
Job reference: SDM/YPS
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £29,806 – £31,918 pro rata
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 3 June 2019