Apex Scotland
Apex Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC023879

We are the specialist organisation which for over 25 years has contributed to a safer Scotland by working with people with criminal convictions or at risk of committing offences to give them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives.

Current vacancies

Employer Liaison Manager (Renfrewshire)

  • Part time
  • £33,132 – £35,397 pro-rata
  • Hybrid/Remote: Renfrewshire (home and field based)
  • Closing 21st June 2024

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

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 are looking for a part time Employer Liaison Manager to work in Renfrewshire. This role will support the development of a strategic employer partnership approach for Apex Scotland. The role will be required to generate relationships with new employers, across industries, for the provision of sector specific work experience opportunities for Apex participants, and enhanced routes to sector-based work. This will critically be underpinned by an approach that puts the experiences and needs of Apex participants at its heart. The role will be required to equally maintain relationships with employers and Apex participants. The role will work alongside an Apex Lead Practitioner, who will offer direct support to participants.

This post is contracted until 31 March 2025 with opportunity for extension (Renfrewshire Employability Grants programme)

In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holders will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.

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Employer Liaison Manager (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £33,132 – £35,397
  • Hybrid/Remote: Glasgow - field based role
  • Closing 21st June 2024

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

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 are looking for an Employer Liaison Manager to work in Glasgow. This role will support the development of a strategic employer partnership approach for Apex Scotland. The role will be required to generate relationships with new employers, across industries, for the provision of sector specific work experience opportunities for Apex participants, and enhanced routes to sector-based work. This will critically be underpinned by an approach that puts the experiences and needs of Apex participants at its heart. The role will be required to equally maintain relationships with employers and Apex participants.

The role will work alongside an Apex Lead Practitioner, who will offer direct support to participants.

This post is contracted until 31 March 2026 with opportunity for extension (Glasgow Employability Grants programme).

In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holders will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.

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Keyworker (Personal Development Mentor)

  • Full time
  • £22,597 – £24,883
  • Hybrid/Remote: Glasgow - field based role
  • Closing 21st June 2024

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

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 are looking for a full time Key Worker (Personal Development Mentor) to work in Glasgow.

This role will join a team of Key Workers, made up of organisations who share the same ethos, care and aspirations for the people we support. This is a developing partnership led by The Wheatley Group, with Apex Scotland working alongside SAMH, Move On and Street Soccer.

The Key Worker will be required to be mobile and to work in an outreach way, across Glasgow city. Apex Scotland is looking for a dynamic individual who can work in diverse environments. The role will directly support participants who have barriers to progressing into positive activity, including employment, and often these will be experience of the justice system, housing/homelessness and addictions.

This post is contracted until 31 March 2026 with opportunity for extension.

In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holders will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,127
  • Hybrid/Remote: Aberdeenshire - home and field based
  • Closing 21st June 2024

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

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 are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to deliver a service supporting 20 individuals per contract year. Individuals will have convictions of a complex nature, primarily convictions of a sexual nature, who have been assessed as ready to look for and engage in work, to access work experience opportunities and progression into employment or volunteering.

You should have experience of working with hard to reach groups and have the ability to work in partnership with other agencies. In addition, you should have creativity with skill matching participants and have an understanding of the employability pipeline. The post may require some evening or weekend working.

In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holders will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.

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Personal Development Mentor

  • Full time
  • £22,597 – £24,883
  • Hybrid/Remote: Aberdeenshire - home and field based
  • Closing 21st June 2024

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

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 are looking for a full time Personal Development Mentor to join our team in the Aberdeenshire area 35 hours per week.

The post will present an opportunity to cover our service we deliver in partnership with All in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeenshire Council, up to 31 March 2025. This service is designed to support unemployed ex-offenders, first time offenders and those of a higher category offending background to progress. The service will achieve this by working in partnership with Police Scotland, criminal justice social work and other agencies across the Aberdeenshire region to ensure all action plans are carefully planned and risk assessed.

The successful applicant will prioritise team working skills and 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 and an understanding of MAPPA would be an advantage. It is anticipated that there will be some travel throughout the area therefore a driving license or access to a means of transport is essential. The post may require some evening or weekend working.

The right candidate 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. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to work in partnership.

In view of the nature of this post and the requirement to work with vulnerable adults, this post holder will be required to join the relevant PVG scheme.

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