We have a job vacancy for a Community Development Worker to join our Glasgow team.

Key information

Job title: Development Worker (Community).
Responsible to: Assistant Manager.
Hours: 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly – will include office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), some evenings and weekends.
Salary: £24,143-£26,826. It’s Move On policy to start on point one of the salary scale.
Location: Glasgow City wide and in the community but based within our St Enoch Square office.

Job summary

We’re recruiting for a Development Worker to lead and develop the delivery of our range of community-based employability programmes. The role will support young people and adults to access and sustain an integrated employability programme, gaining practical work experience, skills and vocational training, including SQA qualifications.

What you’ll be doing

  • Support individuals on a one-to-one basis to work towards their agreed goals;
  • Provide a range of structured support to both young people and adults which may include face to face appointments, telephone support, mentoring support, or group meetings;
  • Working with clients to create individual action plans and assessments to track, evaluate and monitor their progress on their employability journey;
  • Complete case recording, monitoring, and evaluations using various case management systems and databases;
  • Achieve agreed targets and ensure compliance when recording outcomes and progressions on recording systems;
  • Work in partnership with the wider Move On team and other agencies to link clients in with training, support, and advice opportunities and ensure an integrated approach;
  • Establish good external relationships and develop links with statutory and voluntary organisations to promote and develop all Move On’s services;
  • Ensure that the safety and welfare of individuals are protected in accordance with Move On’s safeguarding policies and procedures;
  • Follow and adhere to Move On’s Lone Working Policy when working with clients in the community;
  • Participate in team meetings, regular support & supervision, and training;
  • Undertake any other duties or tasks which may be reasonably considered within the remit of the post.

A creative role 

  • Shaping and delivering services – ability to provide a flexible response to the changing needs and circumstances of individual accessing programmes;
  • Supporting volunteers to play a positive role, imparting valuable information and experiences to people to support their transition towards independence;
  • Working alongside the Assistant Manager and Mentoring and Employability Manager to generate and implement ideas for improving service delivery and achieving positive outcomes;
  • Understanding and working within the ethos of “helping people to help themselves”.

What Move On can offer you

  • £24,143-£26,826 per annum;
  • 29 days annual leave and five bank holidays for the first 2 years of service;
  • Flexi-time;
  • Option to buy additional annual leave;
  • Annual personal volunteering day for staff;
  • Individual training allowance and commitment to CPD;
  • TOIL system;
  • Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing, through an active staff-led Health and Wellbeing Group, with an allocated budget.

About Move On 

We believe that we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that. 

Our services offer everyone an equal chance to gain experience, skills and confidence, achieve personal goals and reach a brighter future. For one person that could be building the self-confidence to use public transport alone, for someone else it could be earning the qualifications they need to secure their first job. 

Every day we support people in their next steps to live an independent and fulfilling life. 

About FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland

FareShare works with the food and drink industry to save good quality surplus food from going to waste and distributes it to frontline organisations and community groups, including homeless hostels, refuges, children’s breakfast clubs, community centres and older people’s lunch clubs.

Move On manages the Glasgow and the West of Scotland FareShare regional centre. FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland offers a range of different training, volunteering and practical work experience opportunities for young people and adults.

How to apply

To apply for our Employability Development Worker job vacancy, please read the job description and person specification then send a completed application form to rebecca@moveon.org.uk. 

The deadline to apply is Monday 24th June 2024.

Community Development Worker job description

Community Development Worker person specification

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