Position:              Training & Employability Project Worker (BAME parents)

Hours:                   22hrs per week, flexible working options

Salary:                   C4 – £27,442 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £16,770)

Annual Leave:     32 days in year one increasing to 37 in year two of employment, Pro-Rata

Benefits:               Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Term:                     Funded to March 2023 with potential 2 year extension

Location:              The Broomhouse Hub, Edinburgh, EH11 3RH

Closing date:      Tuesday 19th July 2022


The Role

We are looking for an experienced Training and Employability worker to join our team, working with our established group of BAME parents.

The project worker will work with unemployed parents to find paid employment and employed parents to find better employment. They will deliver and develop a Work Club & 1:1 employability support.

The project worker will support these people through 1:1 support and group training, helping them to access opportunities to move them along the employability pipeline.

The parents’ group currently consists of BAME female members, a sound understanding of the cultural sensitivities of women from ethnic minorities is essential.

Key duties

  • Contribute to the delivery & development of our parents’ work, Planning Futures for Parents, which provides inspiring training & support for unemployed parents looking for work and employed parents looking for better employment
  • Support BAME parents to apply for suitable paid employment or opportunities that progress them through the employability pipeline
  • Deliver and develop a work club for BAME parents who are looking to access specific sectors of work or job roles
  • Consult BAME parents to gain feedback and co-design program content to ensure it is meeting their needs
  • Stay abreast of job, work placement, and training opportunities in sectors of interest to support parents into new opportunities
  • Work with external training suppliers to provide relevant training courses and/or specialised sessions
  • Promote projects through a range of means in order to recruit BAME parents who are looking for work
  • Provide 1:1 employability support to BAME parents to monitor progress and create a personalised action plan
  • Signpost to partners who offer specialised support where needed
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation systems to track work against targets and produce quarterly reports to the Learning & Wellbeing Manager
  • Maintain accurate detailed records for each trainee, ensuring funder database is updated
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers

The full Job Description for the role can be found HERE

About Space

Space and The Broomhouse Hub is a community anchor organisation supporting people in South Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide. Our mission is: ‘To nurture, support & inspire, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled & community connections flourish.’

As part of our developing services we are recruiting an experienced Training Employability Project Worker to work in our Training Academy, supporting people with barriers to employment to get into, or closer towards, paid employment.

Space Training Academy is a community training service run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers that offers engaging group training and 1:1 employability support to people in the community.

Find more information about Space here-   Our Services – Space


How to apply:

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role. Your covering letter is essential and the contents will be used for the shortlisting process.

Email your completed application pack to admin@spacescot.org by Tuesday 19th July 2022



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Training Employability Worker (BAME Parents) Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Space & Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity