Employability Support Officer

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
23340 - 25512
12 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary  £23340 - £25512 per annum (£12.79-£13.98 per hour)
Temporary full time position for 12 months 
35 hours per week
To start asap

Please Note:
Applications for this post will not be reviewed until w/b 9th July
Interviews will be carried out w/b 16th July

Located within the Development Division of Partnership & Services for Communities, East Lothian Works offers a range of employability services across East Lothian.

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month post within the Adult Team at East Lothian Works to support adults to make progression into sustained employment through working in a group setting and on a 1:1 basis.

The Employability Support Officer will manage a caseload of individuals, working with them in a person-centred manner to move into employment, via work placements, learning and skills development. The post holder will support individuals to overcome barriers to employment such as core skills and low self-esteem. As part of the post, the Employability Support Officer will also assist Development Officers in the delivery of key programmes at East Lothian Works including – New Opportunities East Lothian (NOEL) and Routes to Work.

Job Details

To support young people and adults to make positive progression in their lives by identifying and accessing appropriate learning or training opportunities leading to sustained employment, in accordance of Council policies and procedures.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications

Educated to HNC/SVQ3 in Childcare and Development or Social Care or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.  
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

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