Better Lives Partnership - Employability Team Officer Position

The Board of Trustees of Better Lives Partnership is recruiting an

Employability Team Officer

(in Castle Douglas)

(Permanent contract which is subject to funding being available)

Starting salary: £13.50 per hour for 30 hours/week (FTE: £24,570 pa) 

Better Lives Partnership has secured funding to employ an Employability Team Officer:

1. To deliver an operational programme for The Bridge to Employment Project in Castle Douglas.

2. To take responsibility for the day-to-day running of The Bridge to Employment Project in Castle Douglas and to give regular reports on progress to the Project Co-ordinator.  This will include managing and deploying support staff.

3. To work with schools, Dumfries & Galloway Council's Employability Service and other Council departments; as well as other post-school education and training providers to identify and recruit young people on to 'The Bridge to Employment' project in Castle Douglas.

4. To jointly identify potential progression routes with clients and work together to remove any barriers to progression by accessing appropriate services and funding.

5. To work within the context of each person's individual circumstance; specifically taking into account the needs of individuals, vulnerable dependents and families and accessing specialist support as required.

6. To support people to develop their own development plan using appropriate assessment and progression tools.

7. To offer on-going one to one guidance and support to ensure progression is sustained and ensuring transitional arrangements are appropriate to each individual.

8. To work in partnership to provide further support, advice and assistance to respond positively to the needs of individual clients.

9. To provide curricular support, personal support and supervision for children and young people.

The Board is looking for a dynamic and innovative person to develop and deliver their flagship project in Castle Douglas.  The person will need to be able to plan their own work patterns, be flexible and able to deliver to tight deadlines.  The post will be based in the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway which is centred around Castle Douglas.  Access to a car is essential since the position will cover wide areas of rural Dumfries and Galloway.

This is a great opportunity for a person with experience of the Third Sector, education, employability or working with young people to be at the forefront of exciting developments in Dumfries and Galloway. 

CLOSING DATE: Friday 28th February at 5pm 

For an application form, job description and further details please email: 

For an informal conversation about the post, telephone Carolyn Kennedy (Project Co-ordinator) on:

01556 503888