Employment Facilitator (5863)

Edinburgh, Lothians 

37 Hours – Full-Time 

Circa £22,000 per year  

Benefits: Holiday allowance minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more. Please see our attached benefits booklet.

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.  

A little about the role and service: 

The STAY mentoring service provides intensive support to young people enrolled at Edinburgh College who are at the greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges they face.  We support young people who face significant challenges engaging in learning to assist them with a successful transition into college, to adapt to college life at enrolment stage and supporting them throughout their time at college, both within the college environment and within their local community.

STAY project is focused on working alongside Edinburgh College to improve retention rates for groups of young people, particularly those in the age 16-19 category and who are care experienced.  Working with local services who offer support, for example, HUB for Success, MCR pathways, Capital City partnership.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure; however, the role will provide additional support both inside the college support and outside the college campus.   

As an Employment Facilitator, you will support young people in college and cover 4 college campuses. all based in Edinburgh.  Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions.  The role is a blended approach split between homeworking, college based and within the community.  


You will help our Young People by:   

-Providing pre-entry, on course and pre-exit guidance to students at college.

-Developing student financial capability.

-Enhancing student employability.

-Delivering appropriate workshops to both staff and students.

-Arranging a programme of cross campus events in support of student development and progression.

-Working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and other external partners to enhance student potential for positive destination.

-Supporting care experienced students and student carers to sustain their course through management of a caseload.

-Tracking, monitoring and collating data and information on the progress of the students on caseload.

-Maintaining appropriate records, monitoring performance, producing written reports and case studies, and presenting these as necessary.


What are we looking for from you: 

To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.

-To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or have previous experience in a similar setting.  We don't need you to have both but it's great if you do.  

-Knowledge of FE environment and in particular issues impacting on students.

-The ability to engage and understand young people from a wide range of backgrounds and the ability to work in partnership with other organisations. 

-Ability to deal confidently with situations requiring tact and discretion.

-Ability to interact with people with wide a range of needs and abilities, which might often include challenging behaviour.

-A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.


How do you apply: 

Please click on the ‘Apply Now' button.   

If you require support in applying or have any questions, then don't hesitate to contact Lynsey Munro in our Recruitment team on Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk    

The way we work   

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.    

For safe and happy childhoods   

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.   

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.   

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applicationsfrom all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. 

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STAY College Retention/Achievement Prog (Glasgow)
5 Davieland Court Glasgow , Ibrox Business Park, Glasgow, Scotland, G51 2JR
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    10 December 2021
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