Community Learning & Development Worker

Argyll and Bute Council


£27,592 to £30,147 per annum Pro-rata Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ARB08989

Service: LiveArgyll, Business Development
Closing Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021In order to deliver this exciting SAWA partnership project in Bute (Syrian Arabic for together) to further support New Scots, LiveArgyll in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll College and Mount Stuart House wish to appoint to the above post.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for supporting learners and working successfully with partners in communities. The successful candidate will assist the Refugee Project Steering Group in supporting the integration of refugees through the planning, coordination and delivery of a range of structured learning, leisure and cultural activities within the community.

You will work alongside the existing CLD Worker (Refugee Settlement) to support refugees to move into meaningful employment, coordinating and delivering an integrated programme of employability skills, work experience and volunteering opportunities. You’ll also co-ordinate the volunteer mentoring element of the programme ensuring the refugees are supported by a team of well trained mentors and where local volunteers can be matched with individual New Scots to help them with language, integration into the community and wider cultural sharing.

We’re looking for candidates to possess the following:

• Degree, Diploma or Post Graduate qualification in Community Learning & Development /Education or Degree or Post Graduate qualification in a related field, together with relevant experience, within which achievement is clearly evidenced. In some cases an HNC level CLD qualification may be considered.
• Experience planning and delivering Adult Learning or Community Development activities.
• Experience of working in partnership with other agencies.
• Understanding of the social, emotional and behavioural barriers preventing refugees from reaching their potential.
• Understanding of, and ability to apply, the principles and ethics of Community Learning and Development as a process that encourages personal and social change.
• Experience of working with vulnerable groups who have multiple complex issues in a community setting.
• An understanding of the issues affecting refugees recently arriving in the UK.
• Good interpersonal skills including an awareness and understanding of cultural differences.
• Satisfactory Clearance – PVG

The project is part-funded through the European Union Asylum Migration Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.

Interviews will take place 13th December in Rothesay

Applicants should note that: -

This post is suitable for job sharing.
This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with both children and adults.

How to Apply: -

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is Rhona Grant, Community Learning Team Leader on 01369 707164.

Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

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