Vacancy: MA Youth Worker - Employability

JOB TITLE: MA Youth Worker - Employability

REFERENCE NUMBER: GGA-2022-1051

HOURS OF WORK : 30
SALARY/WAGE: £7,800 / 7,800 per annum p/h
CLOSING DATE: 15/05/2022

Modern Apprenticeship


Job Description

To undertake your role within FARE Scotland (FARE), providing comprehensive employability opportunities to young people and communities across Glasgow.

To support and promote the facilitation and development of personal development/employability programmes primarily within the FARE employability team but also promoting current and future community education opportunities as part of the wider FARE team.

Work in accordance with FARE’s policies and procedures, providing activities that are safe, fun and challenging for young people to encourage them to reach their full potential.

To work in accordance with the values and principles of youth work and maintain a professional approach in line with the standards required of a competent youth work practitioner.


Key Responsibilities





Working with the FARE Scotland employability team you will support the delivery of employability activities to young people and the wider community in a variety of locations – including secondary schools - across Glasgow and other local authority areas.

You will also support the undertaking of online, blended learning and face-to-face employability, youth and community work with identified individuals or groups within a range of community settings.

You wll engage with young people and support the identification of potential learning and development opportunities within the work being undertaken.

You will contribute to the monitoring, evaluating and reviewing of employability work and other community provision being provided by FARE. Support the collation of data that allows FARE to analyse and profile the learning and development needs of communities.

You will support the promotion of FARE’s activities and provision through community practice, promotional activities and by any other means necessary.

You will work primarily with FARE’s Employability Team but also working closely with Health & Wellbeing, Community Support & Development Coordinator’s to develop, promote and organise all services and progress existing community provision where appropriate, in line with FARE’s development plans.

You will promote the objectives of FARE as stated in its constitution.

You will assist in activities which will promote the personal, social, educational and material welfare of local people

You will help maintain all records in accordance with guidelines.

You will comply with all relevant legislation and FARE policies.

You will participate in fund raising activities.

You will attend training opportunities.

You may attend meetings, as requested.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a PVG (Protection Vulnerable Groups) application.

Undertake any other duties as specified by the FARE Senior Management Team.

Key Skills

Good communication and presentation skills

Ability to motivate individuals facing barriers

Ability to work with people at all levels within FARE and the wider community

The drive and initiative to work independently

Ability to share learning and develop practice through feedback

Ability to challenge, in a constructive manner, negative attitudes

Good IT skills in Word, Excel, Outlook etc.

Willing to be flexible in undertaking the youth work engagement methods employed by the project

Willing to undertake development opportunities with the project to enhance the services being delivered in the community

Apprenticeship Framework Level

SCQF level 6/SVQ level 3

Apprenticeship Framework Title

Youth Work

Training Provider

FARE Scotland

Company profile

FARE Scotland is a voluntary organisation working within disadvantaged communities throughout Central Scotland. FARE strive to raise people's aspirations, encourage them to become more involved in their communities, create opportunities for personal development and equip them with the skills required to deal with the demands of 21st century life.

Education, Qualifications and Training

There are no minimum requirements for applicants however the successful candidate will be required to complete the following training:

SVQ Level 3 in Youth Work

Core Skills Level 5 in Information & Communication Technology (if required)

Core Skills Level 5 in Numeracy (if required)

Emergency First Aid Work

Other training courses as and when required


Experience & Knowledge

Knowledge of what a community is and the challenges and barriers that young people face on a daily basis

Knowledge of local community projects and organisations

Experience of working within or attending provisions in a Community Based Organisation

Any Additional Requirements

All successful applicants are required to successfully complete a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) application form for the role

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