Employability Keyworker

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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: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen

Duration: Fixed Term, Full Time

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 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 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.

job purpose/about the role

We are seeking an employability keyworker to support some of Aberdeen's most vulnerable people into employment or other positive destination. Knowledge of the employability pipeline and local area is essential for this role, as is experience in working with people facing a variety of barriers to employment. This role will involve working in Marischal College as well as in communities on your own initiative, and as part of a team, as well as working with partners across the city. A driving licence is not required but would be beneficial.

The purpose of the role is to support the effective delivery of employability initiatives within Aberdeen City Council and through a wide range of service providers. The role requires providing employability support to individuals on a 1:2:1 basis or in small groups, enabling them to access training and wider services, with the ultimate aim of them getting into work or an alternative positive destination. It also involves partnership working with other Council services and partner agencies.

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Experience of working in an employability environment
Adult Learning and/or Youth Work Experience
PVG Membership for Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, or
willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to motivate others
Ability to prioritise and plan own work and that of others
Ability to prepare and present reports
Ability work on own initiative
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to cope with competing deadlines and interruptions
ICT literate

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 AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

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: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk. 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 https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs

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