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Vacancy Skills & Employability Adviser
Town Forfar
Employer Angus Council
Vacancy type Full Time Job
Reference number Ski6762
Form of employment Full Time
Salary / Rate £26,952.00 - £30,297.00
Hours Not specified
Published 22/10/2021
Closing date 29/10/2021


Based at Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar.

This job is temporary until no later than 31 March 2023.

Internal and external applications on a secondment basis will be considered. You must have the approval of your line manager / organisation.


  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant public, private and third sector networks and partners locally, regionally and nationally.  
  • Contribute to the Invest in Angus digital channels with Skills & Employability Team information and news.  
  • Work on a wide range of employability initiatives targeting adults and young people. 
  • Work with clients to carry out assessment, setting and achieving goals, providing key worker support and guidance as appropriate to help them into employment, training or education. 
  • Develop person centered action plans including arranging appropriate training and childcare provision and accessing the most appropriate services as part of their return to work plan. 
  • Undertake the SVQ assessment and internal verification responsibilities as appropriate to specific vocational areas. 
  • Provide a job brokerage and an aftercare service for clients who move into employment by giving key worker support and guidance as required to ensure sustainable employment. 
  • Undertake all aspects of contracts including performance; budgets records and processes of recruitment, induction, assessment and exit of trainees/clients from various initiatives to ensure compliance with national audit
  • (e.g. employability fund and modern apprenticeships). 
  • Deliver specific training courses as required by industry.
  • Identify appropriate funding opportunities for project delivery, assist with bids and contribute to the development and implementation of projects aligned with the economic priorities of the service.  
  • Contribute to identifying key skills needs in businesses and developing initiatives with partners to address these.
This list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to undertake other duties as require

Essential criteria

  • Educated to SVQ Level 3 in relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Willingness to undertake mandatory information governance training
  • Knowledge of training and development opportunities including volunteering, college courses, employment opportunities etc
  • Experience of carrying out assessment of client needs and delivery of personal development training sessions to participants
  • Experience of liaison with employers, DWP and other agencies in connection with employability initiatives 2.   
  • Experience of working with, supporting and advising businesses and individuals
  • Experience of record keeping and audit process
  • Experience of gathering and analysing information to ensure work remains customer focused
  • Experience of performance monitoring and reporting against outcomes/ objectives
  • Excellent oral communication skills Excellent written communication skills
  • Behave and acts in line with the council’s values
  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the directorate/organisation and with partners
  • Ability to prioritise/manage workload using own initiative
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Mobility, in order to work flexibly and agilely in a variety of locations as required
  • Full, current driving licence

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in an economic development environment
  • Experience in delivering job brokerage services to clients 
  • Experience of delivering and assessing SVQ related qualifications
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of monitoring budgets
  • Ability to identify opportunities for creativity and innovation in the implementation of digital service delivery and invest marketing

Additional information

Not specified


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