MCR Pathways Project Coordinator

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Job Purpose: Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: St. Machar Academy, Aberdeen

Duration: Fixed Term to July 2024, Full Time - 35 Hours per week, 39 weeks term time + 2 weeks (41 weeks)

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 12 and above (currently £32,555 per annum / £16.92 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

Paste job purpose/about the role

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

HNC or equivalent qualification in social science, youth work, community learning / development or relevant experience to the role

Ability to travel between various locations across the city

Full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle to travel around the city

PVG scheme membership (willingness to join or update scheme membership)

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Demonstrate skills and experience in:

Experience of mentoring / coaching others

Working with vulnerable groups / young people

Communicating and working with groups of people and individuals from a wide range of backgrounds

Working within a school, social work or youth work setting

Working with complex data sets and maintaining accurate client records

Prioritising workload to maintain young-person centred service

Effectively managing change and working flexibly to ensure consistently high levels of service delivery

Demonstrate commitment to:

The values of MCR

Aberdeen City Council priorities

Keeping knowledge of current practice up-to-date.

Demonstrate understanding of:

Various progression routes available to young people leaving school

The key principles of mentoring programmes

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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