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School Pathways Coordinators X2

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • On site: Inverness High School or Dingwall Academy
  • Closing 15th July 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2024
  • Starting at lower end of the salary scale. 24 months, 30 hours a week.


We are looking for two Pathways Coordinators for Inverness High School and Dingwall Academy, to work with young people, mentors and school staff involved in our programme.

About the role:

You will be an integral part of the school community and wider MCR team and be the key person delivering the MCR programme to young people in the school.

Key responsibilities:

  • Helping to build exceptional individual relationships with young people across S1 to S6 and delivering S1 & S2 group work.
  • Helping to drive volunteer mentor recruitment. Consistently supporting, actively engaging and motivating mentors from training through the length of their engagement with the programme.
  • Actively support MCR young people to set, experience then follow their education and employment pathways.
  • Evidence progression, impact and best practice with YP input, quantitative feedback and qualitative case studies.

About you:

  • Exceptional ability to build meaningful relationships with young people aged 11-18 years, education colleagues, volunteer mentors and local employers.
  • Awareness and understanding of the principles of safeguarding and child protection.
  • Ability and confidence to present programme information & deliver prepared training sessions to groups.
  • Ability to work well on own initiative, as part of a team and on a flexible basis in response to young person and organisational need.
  • An understanding of the challenges and barriers that care-experienced and/or vulnerable young people may encounter.
  • Experience or a knowledge of processes to document and evidence good practice and positive outcomes.

You may have experience as a Youth, Community or Advice Worker. You will be an empathetic person who is open minded, non-judgemental, resilient and who is driven to improve outcomes for care experienced and other vulnerable young people.

About MCR Pathways:

MCR Pathways is an award-winning charity established in Glasgow in 2007. Our mentoring programme is now delivered in schools across the whole of Scotland. Our passionate team is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable young people gain in self-confidence, identify their skills and recognise and fulfil their potential. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on school pupils in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life-changing difference. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team who love what they do and enjoy working with each other. We model our values and many of us are also mentors ourselves.

Benefits of working for MCR Pathways include: Life Assurance - 4 x salary, 33 days annual leave in first year rising to 38 days from 2nd year of employment (under review), additional day off for your birthday.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 15 July at 9am

For more information and to apply, please visit our website. Please select 'source: goodmoves' and then the school you wish to apply for on the application form.

Please note, this role is subject to an enhanced PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position.