Youth Worker and Key Worker Opportunities with FARE Scotland

FARE Scotland Ltd have 2 fantastic opportunities for anyone interested in working with young people within a school environment to identify and support the needs of pupils. The details of both opportunities are listed below.


29 MAY 2020 @ 5pm


Position: Youth worker (school based)

Reporting to: Employability Manager

Contractual status: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum

Annual Leave: TBC

Job Description

Working alongside the Wider FARE team and school, the youth worker will help maximise the potential of local facilities to meet the needs of school pupils and local people of all ages. S/he will develop and participate in the delivery of a range of joint and needs identified activities. The post holder will have a sound knowledge of the issues faced by children, young people, adults and families. While also having experience in developing interventions to tackle poverty, its symptoms and close the attainment gap through educational and social activities including volunteering and mentoring opportunities.

S/he will have experience of planning and delivering needs led programmes by working alongside the school, local people and other organisations in a strategic working group to meet the needs of the pupils and their families within the schools catchment area. The post holder should have good oral and written communication skills and s/he must have the ability to communicate with people at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

· Ensure the collection and collation of statistics as required to ensure continued funding and for progress reports to the schools SLT (Senior Leadership Team) FAREs board of directors and various funding bodies.

· Work closely with the Employability Manager and school staff to develop, promote and organise a variety of youth services.

· Raise attendance issues with parents; meet with both students and parents in order to support them to improve attendance and/or attainment.

· Attend meetings with the schools Senior Leadership Team and other agencies that can support students that are a concern in order to successfully improve their attendance and/or qualifications.

· On-going monitoring of attendance of pupils identified as non-attenders and\or those at risk of falling out of the academic structure.

· To establish activities which will promote the personal, social, educational and material welfare of young people and their families.

· Ensure the collection and collation of statistics as required to evaluate the projects impact and for progress reports.

· Assist with the planning and delivery of F.A.R.E’s attainment programme for at risk young people.

· Establish and maintain contact with relevant outside agencies.

· Maintain all records in accordance with guidelines from FARE and the school.

· Comply with all relevant legislation and F.A.R.E/school policies.

· Promote the objectives of F.A.R.E as stated in its constitution.

· Write reports, as requested.

· Participate in fund raising activities and the development of funding applications.

· Attend training opportunities.

· Attend meetings, as requested.

· Undertake any other duties as specified by the SM


The second opportunity is detailed below:


Position: Employability Keyworker (School)

Reporting to: Employability Manager

Contractual status: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum

Annual Leave: TBC

Job Description:

FAREs Employability Programme is to provide accredited training and support to members of the local and wider community to access further education, training and/or employment. The post holder will work closely with the Employability Manager to ensure high quality programmes are delivered to achieve their aims for the candidates. The Employability Keyworker will be responsible for the programme training, delivery, evaluation and forming relationships with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

· Design all referral/induction and training materials, provide an induction to all new trainees using prescribed documentation and procedures.

· Undertake 1-1 goal setting interviews and reviews.

· Deliver training in-group settings using a range of learning materials accommodating a range of learning styles.

· Maintain up to date knowledge of the employment sector for young people/adults and pre- employment training provision that may be needed.

· Ensure Employability Programme trainees get the support that they require to help them remain engaged, focused and progress to their identified goals.

· Build trusting relationships with FARE and Employability Programme trainees, challenge negative attitudes and behaviors whilst motivating individuals to retain focus.

· Support participants’ FE and job search activities, personal

development, goal setting, identifying and overcoming barriers, CV development, completing applications, interview skills, and accredited qualifications.

· Liaise with employers to identify job opportunities, further training and/or education within the stages of the Employability Pipeline in order to meet recruitment targets and outcomes.

· Provide post-employment support to achieve sustained employment outcomes,Including tracking, and record keeping through database.

· Attend meetings to represent FARE promoting the Employability Programme at external events if required. Monitor and evaluate all employability training programmes.

· Adapt to changing needs and requirements as the position and organisation grows and develops.

· Have successfully completed a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable groups) application.

· Any other duties appointed by the Senior Management Team

Job descriptions, person specifications and applications can be accessed here 

If you require further information or clarification you can contact FARE

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