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Sessional Worker – Aberdeenshire

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 9th December 2022

  • Advertised from 25th November 2022
  • £18.90 per hour. Up to 28 hours per week flexibly worked - hours and schedule to be agreed for work up to 31st March 2023.


We seek a sessional worker to work in our Aberdeenshire Employability Project.

Work with participants in small groups, with the support of volunteers to provide the learning and support required for learners to develop skills and confidence matching their motivation to engage with development offers at stage 2 and beyond of the employability pipeline, either with Lead or with other employability provision offered by partners. We anticipate many learners will want to develop their confidence, communication skills, workplace skills, and digital skills. Ensure participants are supported to transition to college or to other community learning opportunities to achieve their outcomes and to access online resources and services safely.

The time commitment in hours per week will be agreed by negotiation but is likely to be up to 28 hours per week flexibly worked.

This post is home-based. The work will be in Aberdeenshire and will be in person working in a peripatetic way using local community venues as bases to meet learners, or in online settings. You will be working alongside our Aberdeenshire Employability Learning Coordinator.

It is regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required.

About you:

You will be passionate about the transformative power of confidence-building and adult learning. You will be confident in communicating one-to-one and with groups and have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.

You will be enthusiastic with good organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting people experiencing a range of barriers to enhance and improve their learning and/or employability. You will be capable of tailoring and delivering learning programmes. The role involves travelling throughout Aberdeenshire.

Application notes

Applications from disabled people:

Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this in the online form. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request, including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats.

How to apply:

  1. Answer the questions in this online form. This will help us assess your approach and transferable skills for this specific role.
  2. Please complete our anonymous equal opportunities form AND
  3. Email your CV to

Job description and additional information available

Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

If you have any further queries about the role, please email

Closing Date: Noon Friday 9th December 2022.

Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. Charity no. SC003949