Position: Senior Training and Employability Project Worker, Space Training Academy

Hours: 28 hours per week, over 4 days

Salary: £25,976 pro-rata  (permanent contract, so far as funding permits)

Pension:  5% Employers contribution

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Closing date: Midday, Monday 18th January 2021


The purpose of the Training Academy is to enable and support parents, adults and young people over 16, including people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges, to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.

As a member of The Training Academy team you will be reliable, enthusiastic, capable of positive interaction, and remain consistent with our company mission and values of helping people reach their full potential and enabling their lives to flourish. You will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people in our local community, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.

The Role

The Training & Employability Project Worker is required to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of designing, delivering and evaluating employability focused training programmes in line with funder and organisational targets.

You will be a skilled trainer with a professional training qualification and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role. You will also have the ability to motivate, empathise and support vulnerable people who are trying to find their way in the world of work.

You will deliver or arrange training and other development opportunities for STA trainees in line with their abilities and aspirations, plus facilitate access to appropriate training and employment progressions, in accordance with contractual requirements.

You will be required to work in partnership with other teams in Space & Broomhouse Hub, community organisations, educational institutions and businesses in South West Edinburgh, and city wide, in order to identify positive destinations and other opportunities for our trainees to move on to.

The full job description and person specification can be found below.


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Job Description – Senior Training & Employability Project Worker

Person Specification – Senior Training and Employability Project Worker


To apply please complete and the following forms, and email to admin@spacescot.org by 5pm Monday 11th January 2021.

Please remember to include your covering letter, referencing where your skills and experience match the essential requirements listed on the Person Specification.

Application Form Basic 2020

Self Declaration Form 2020

Equalities Monitoring Form 2020

Please note that our office is closed from 22nd Dec to 5th Jan so enquiries will not be responded to during that time.