We have secured funding through the European Social Fund’s National Third Sector Fund. We are now looking to recruit Sessional Personal Development Mentor(s) to help deliver this employability service covering the Edinburgh and Fife areas. Apex Scotland offers a diverse range of services for young people and adults to help them break down barriers to employment and engage in education, employment or community activities. We also work in partnership with many organisations in the Edinburgh and Fife areas.
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 candidate(s) 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 these areas. We envisage this post holder being based from the offices of Apex Scotland or our partner agencies. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with targets. Some travel is likely therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would 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.
Please state on your application which area you would be interested in covering, ie. Fife, Edinburgh or possibly both, and how many hours per week you would be available to work (up to a maximum of 35). For more information please call 07501 226297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This service is currently funded until March 2019 with possible extension.
Job reference: PDM/SESS
Rate of pay: £10.87 per hour
Hours of work: Sessional hours are agreed to suit. Up to 35 hours per week available depending on the areas which can be covered. Full terms and conditions will be discussed at interview.
Closing date: 10.00am on Wednesday 15 August 2018