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Youth Employability Keyworker

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • On site: Glasgow
  • Closing 16th June 2024

  • Advertised from 16th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract to December 2025 with the potential to extend.
  • Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days, plus 9 public holidays, plus 3 days for Christmas shutdown.


About us

FARE Scotland is a voluntary organisation working within disadvantaged communities throughout Central Scotland. At FARE Scotland we strive to raise people’s aspirations, encourage them to become more involved in their communities, create opportunities for personal development and equip them with the skills required to deal with the demands of 21st century life.

Working at FARE Scotland, you will be part of passionate and hard-working team that aims to improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve.

What you’ll do

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Youth Employability Keyworker to join our Employability team. Reporting to the Employability Manager, you will work closely with them to ensure high-quality employability support and programme delivery to achieve individual aims for young people across the employability pipeline. You will provide holistic support to young people that will minimise barriers to employment and offer training to increase skills, development, and support access to further training, and education to allow people to move on to sustained progressions along the employability pipeline.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of the national and local policies including No One Left Behind, The Young Person’s Guarantee, the Local Employability Partnership, barriers young people face to enter employment and the skills to support their development and ability to achieve goals. You will be responsible for forming relationships with key stakeholders including, SDS, GCC and local retailers at Glasgow Fort.

As part of your role, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating training for young people that supports sustained progressions into further education, training, employment, or reg-engagement in schools.
  • Recruitment for programmes.
  • Undertaking one-to-one goal setting interviews and reviews.
  • Delivering training in-group settings using a range of learning materials accommodating a range of learning styles to meet groups' learning needs.
  • Design and deliver employability training session to be delivered from our Skills and Community Hub.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of the employment sector for young people and pre-employment training provisions that may be needed.
  • Ensuring Employability Programme trainees get the support that they require to help them remain engaged, focused and progress to their identified goals.
  • Building trusting relationships with FARE Scotland and Employability Programme trainees, challenging negative attitudes and behaviours whilst motivating individuals to retain focus.
  • Supporting participants’ FE and job search activities, personal development, goal setting, identifying, and overcoming barriers, CV development, completing applications, interview skills, and accredited qualifications.
  • Liaising with employers to identify job opportunities, further training and/or education within the stages of the Employability Pipeline in order to meet recruitment targets and outcomes for our Youth Action Fund programmes.
  • Providing post-employment support to achieve sustained employment outcomes, including tracking, and database record-keeping.
  • Attending meetings to represent FARE Scotland, promoting the Employability Programme at external events.
  • Monitoring and evaluating all employability training programmes.
  • Adapting to changing needs and requirements as the position and organisation grows and develops.

About you

The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Experience of delivering employability support and training to young people.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to motivate young people with multiple barriers to employment.
  • Organised and systematic approach to monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • The drive and initiative to work independently.
  • Ability to share learning and develop practice through feedback.
  • Ability to challenge, in a constructive manner, negative attitudes.
  • Excellent IT skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access particularly for database-related work and report writing.
  • Good knowledge of the employability landscape.
  • Good knowledge of Scotland’s new National Performance Framework and Economic Strategy and No One Left Behind.
  • Experience working with young people.
  • Experience in supporting sustained progressions.
  • Educated to HNC/HND level or minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • A full UK driving licence.

Ideally you will have:

  • Knowledge of statutory organisations including Skills Development Scotland.
  • Experience providing outcomes-focused employability skills to individuals excluded from mainstream employment.
  • Experience in the delivery of SVQ/PDAs.
  • Recruitment and selection experience.
  • A L&D9I (Assessor Qualification) and/or L&D11 (Verifier Qualification).

Along with the above, we would be looking for an individual who shares, and is able to demonstrate, the organisation’s values of being compassionate, open, collaborative, innovative and driven.

Along with the above, we would be looking for an individual who shares, and is able to demonstrate, the organisation’s values of being compassionate, open, collaborative, innovative and driven.

What we can offer

In return, we can offer you:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Christmas shutdown period
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working options
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Death in Service benefit (4 x basic salary)

Application notes

If this sounds like you, and you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, then please apply by sending us a copy of your CV and a cover letter to