Employability Keyworker

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


  • Advertised from 16th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week. 2 positions available (1 x Early Years and 1 x Customer Service). Fixed Term Contract to June 2025 with the potential to extend.
  • Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days, plus 9 public holidays, plus 3 days for Christmas shutdown

Role

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 opportunity for 2 Employability Keyworkers to join our Employability team, with one role focussing on Early Years Employability and the other role focussing on Customer Service Employability.

Our Employability Keyworkers work closely with the Employability Manager to ensure high quality programmes are delivered, providing support 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 into sustainable employment.

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

  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating training for groups wishing to enter the relevant employment.
    • The Early Years Employability Keyworker will focus on programmes for groups wishing to enter childcare sector-based industries to ensure they have a clear understanding and knowledge of local and national policies related to Early Years including The Early Years Framework, GIFFEC, CofE, Child Protection as well as knowledge on child development theories.
    • The Customer Service Employability Keyworker will focus on programmes for groups wishing to enter retail, hospitality or customer service sector-based industries and provide ongoing support upon completion of our programmes.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of the employment sector for young people/adults and pre-employment training provision 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 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.
  • Providing post-employment support to achieve sustained employment outcomes, including tracking, and database record-keeping.

About you

The successful candidates for the roles will have:

  • Good knowledge of Scotland’s National Performance Framework and Economic Strategy and No One Left Behind.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to motivate individuals facing 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 MS Office 365 skills.
  • Educated to HNC/HND level or minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • A full UK driving licence.

Candidates interested in the Early Years Employability role should have:

  • Good knowledge of Early Years Education and national policy and guidance in relation to Early Years Education and Child Development.
  • Experience of working in the Childcare industry.
  • Experience in delivering Early Years training and providing in-work support.

Candidates interested in the Early Years Employability role should have:

  • Experience of delivering retail/customer service training and providing in-work support.
  • Experience of working within a retail/customer service environment.
  • Good knowledge of retail employability initiatives or learning environment.

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 HR@fare-scotland.org.