Employability Support Worker (Schools)

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Musselburgh (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

  • Advertised from 1st May 2024
  • Salary based on relevant experience. 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri. Fixed term until 31/03/2025, funded by East Lothian One Council Partnership 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 (Schools) to deliver a yearling employability skills programme to young people in S4 at schools throughout East Lothian who have been identified as leaving school with no positive destination in place.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support young people to gain employability skills, life skills and accreditation; helping them in to work, apprenticeships, further education and vocational training
  • Deliver tailored support packages to young people enabling them to create and realise their career pathways and progress in to post school opportunities
  • Work in collaboration with 6 high schools in East Lothian to develop the service

This is an exciting position in which the successful candidate will take pride in developing a programme of delivery which will provide young people with clear pathways to positive destinations.

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. A contributory company pension scheme is offered with a 10% employer contribution.

Application notes

An application pack may be downloaded from below or from bridgesproject.org.uk or may be requested by email: mail@bridgesproject.org.uk or by telephone: 0131 665 1621

Completed applications should be emailed to mail@bridgesproject.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: Friday 31st May, 12pm. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and suitable candidates may be invited for interview prior to the closing date.

Interviews: Ongoing

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

Scottish Charity Number SC03697