Access to Industry
Access to Industry

Charity registered in Scotland SC030186

Access to Industry works across Scotland with unemployed people who face barriers to employment.

Current vacancies

Caseworker (Access Data)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,581 – £29,744
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2024

About the Role: An opportunity has arisen to join Access to Industry’s award-winning project encouraging people into work in the data sector. You will be a self-starter and be creative to engage and support eligible clients across Edinburgh. You won’t necessarily know about the data sector or have those skills yourself, but you will have an interest and see the opportunities the sector can provide to clients.

Key responsibility areas will include:

Service Delivery: This role will focus on the case management support of clients who are unemployed or who are in lower income employment. Working across Edinburgh with the Project’s Manager you will develop programmes of support, and link with AI’s existing support, to move people into education, training or employment.

One-to-one support: You will work holistically with clients. This means that you will provide, or source, support to tackle barriers that impede client’s progression, devising an Action Plan to address this. This could include welfare advice; financial planning and budgeting; wellbeing support; and motivational support. One-to-one sessions will be flexible to accommodate the needs of the client. You will have the support of AI’s other services and training will be available.

Skills based activity: You will support clients to progress into AI’s city centre Community College offering accredited learning and into Access Data courses. Skill-based learning is offered through AI’s in-house training programme including CSCS training; Driving Theory; and digital skills. Your role can develop to include delivery of these trainings.

Relationship management: You will work in outreach across the city to find and engage with eligible groups and establish relationships with relevant agencies. With the Project’s Manager, you will work to establish relationships with employers who may provide work placements, both in the data sector, but also for roles that may benefit AI’s wider projects.

Learning Partnerships: With the Project’s Manager you will be responsible for the operations of the DDI (Data Driven Innovation)/Edinburgh College courses delivered in the Cowgate. You will play a wider role in AI’s Cowgate Community College by supporting the Manager to ensure all the processes and procedures are in place to ensure AI clients can attend these in-house classes.

Administration: You will administer all aspects of the project from referrals, training, progression routes and employer engagement. You will collect required ‘evidencing’ to show outcomes in line with funder requirements.

Quality Assurance & Management Systems:You will maintain excellent records and will maintain case management through use of the Management Information System, Helix.

AI Team: You will play a part in the wider team of AI through attendance at internal meetings and participation in shared services across the teams.

Health and Safety & Property Management: You will ensure a healthy and safe environment and the protection and best use of property and equipment by implementing and observing AI policies and procedures.

Communications: You will be an effective communicator as you will be working with external agencies, specialist providers and employers and attending meetings on AI’s behalf. You will contribute to internal reporting procedures both through writing and verbally. You will market the project externally. You will ensure client confidentiality at all times. You will contribute to AI’s social media and website presence.

Other Requirements: The post holder will be expected to manage their own caseload and work with minimum supervision partly in an outreach capacity.