Participation Assistant – Ayrshire

Are you searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress with the right support? Our Reaching Higher Trainee Programme can help you start the path to achieving your career goals.

We have a fantastic opportunity as a Participation Assistant, 25 hours a week, £8.45 per hour, working across Ayrshire.

If you are:

  • Unemployed
  • Care experienced
  • Between 16 and 29 years old
  • Not currently on the DWP ‘Work Programme’, Work Choices programme or Specialist Employment Support
  • Not currently on Work Able Scotland or Work First Scotland
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for Community Jobs Scotland

We are looking to recruit you to our Reaching Higher Pre-Employment Training Programme, where you will participate in a range of activities designed to develop your confidence, motivation and will help us decide who is ready to take up the exciting opportunity of progressing further. We are looking for reliable and committed candidates who will fully participate in the programme, and in turn we will support you to succeed during your traineeship and identify longer term goals in work or education.

To begin the recruitment process, we are holding an information session on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at Who Cares? Scotland National Office, 5 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4QR. This will give you the chance to meet with staff, and allow you to hear more detail about the pre-employment training programme as well as the actual job opportunity on offer. Attendance at the information day is an extremely important part of this process and it will ensure you are able to make a well-informed decision about whether this opportunity is right for you. 

The 2-week Pre-Employment Training Programme then starts on Tuesday 5th December 2017. Once you have successfully completed this, you may have the opportunity to apply for the Participant Assistant role funded by Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) Job. To apply you need to meet the eligibility criteria and you will receive an eligibility/referral form from either Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland or the Scottish Prison Service. You will be required to complete some initial paperwork to ensure that you are eligible for the programme and to assist us in gathering some further information about you. All individuals looking to take part in the pre-employment programme will need to complete an initial referral form.

If you meet the above criteria can you email with your contact details, and we will get back to you to confirm receipt of your email and provide you with any further information, and instructions for the completion of the referral form. If you wish to discuss any of the above in more detail, please contact Peter McGregor at the Who Cares? Scotland National Office on 0141 226 4441.

To find out more about Community Jobs Scotland please see the link below:

Community Jobs Scotland is delivered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with the Scottish Government.

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