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Employability Support Worker - 16+ Spark Your Future

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £25,517
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd May 2023
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Fixed term to 31/03/2024.


Funded by East Lothian Council’s No One Left Behind Employability Grants Programme as part of the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people? Do you want a flexible, varied and meaningful job in a supportive team? Do you value great employee benefits such as 360 Wellbeing membership and an annual training budget? Apply to join us!

Bridges Project is a leading youth work charity that helps young people aged 12-25 in East Lothian and Midlothian overcome challenges and adapt to adulthood. For nearly 40 years, we have helped young people develop their life skills, improve their educational attainment and move into employment or further education.

We have a vacancy for an Employability Support Worker 16 + to deliver an effective employability casework and group work service to young East Lothian residents aged 16-24 furthest away from the labour market and who face a particularly challenging combination of barriers to finding and making progress in work.

The post holder will support young people to gain employability skills, life skills and accreditation; helping them in to work, apprenticeships, further education or vocational training. The successful candidate will provide vocational/industry specific accreditation and training to groups of young people alongside individual support to address particular barriers. They will develop and deliver a programme which will provide young people with clear pathways to positive destinations and sustainable and fair work.

It is essential that candidates have a full, clean driving licence and constant use of a car. Membership of the PVG scheme will be an essential requirement of the post. The post is funded by East Lothian Council’s No One Left Behind Employability Grant Programme. A contributory company pension scheme is offered with a 10% employer contribution.

Application notes

An application pack may be downloaded below or from or may be requested by email: or by telephone: 0131 665 1621

Completed applications should be emailed to

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: Monday 3rd July at 12pm, by email only

Interviews: Thursday 13th July

Bridges Project is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC277102

Scottish Charity Number SC036976