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Rite to Work Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,500
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

  • Advertised from 1st May 2024


WorkingRite seeks to stop the cycle of deprivation and poverty that occur in so many communities across Scotland. We do this through our award-winning, youth employability programme, which sees practical work skills coupled with personal development, strengthened through a mentored work placement with a small, local business of the young person’s choice.

Our flexible, person-centred programmes of training, support and work placements put the young people at the heart of their future, helping those 15 – 24 years old who are furthest from the job market, to gain confidence, real skills and a foothold on the employability ladder. We have been operating as a charity since 2011 and in that time have supported over 3,500 young people into a positive destination. We currently operate programmes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Argyll & Bute, Aberdeen and East Ayrshire.

WorkingRite have recently secured significant investment that will see us grow our work across the country. We have also recently appointed a new CEO who has a vision to see us increase our work in the 5 local authorities we already work in and expand into new areas of Scotland where the needs of young people are greatest.

All this means it is a very exciting time to be joining WorkingRite.

This exciting role will support young people from different secondary schools across Edinburgh to prepare for employment when they leave school. By delivering WorkingRite’s in-school model, Rite to Work, this post will work with small groups of young people in their last year at school to gain the confidence and skills they need to progress into jobs, apprenticeships or further vocational learning – or gain further support with WorkingRite’s post-16 work experience programme in local businesses.

We require a Rite to Work Project Co-ordinator who can:

  • Self-start and work on own initiative
  • Work as part of a high functioning team
  • Engage and motivate young people in groups and 1:1
  • Build strong relationships with schools, parents and businesses
  • Work to targets
  • Offer new and creative ideas
  • Deliver accredited and certificated learning opportunities
  • Support young people with challenges and barriers to progression

You will be confident, have excellent communication skills and be well organised. Above all, you must be enthusiastic and want to support young people.

(This role is suitable for hybrid working in the Edinburgh area. We offer Flexible Working by default.)

Application notes

To apply for this position please forward a CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words detailing how you meet the essential criteria of the post to

An equal opportunities survey will be sent to you on submission.

For an informal chat about this post contact Craig Montgomery, Rite to Work Operations Manager, on 07741904122

Closing Date: 12.00 noon, Monday 20th May 2024