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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£24,983 - £26,920 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


The purpose of the post is to deliver key functions of the Lifelong Learning and Employability service through one-to-one key worker engagement.  This includes face to face delivery with a variety of learning/employability partners and local people in a group and one to one basis to:


  • Increase and sustain positive destinations for all ages and abilities
  • Support those with additional support needs to secure positive outcomes
  • Support successful transitions at key ages and stages.


The work areas above involve:


  • Direct delivery of informal learning to support delivery of core and employability

skills on an individual basis and through co-delivery of group work.

  • Support children and young people to participate in planned individual learning


  • Co-develop appropriate learning and employability curriculum materials and

participate in evaluation process

  • Liaise with providers of opportunities across the employability pipeline including

employers and those offering placements.

  • Input data into management information to support continuous improvement,

create and support existing partnerships to increase operational delivery of

learning and employability opportunities.

  • This includes liaison and negotiation with Staff in local Schools, Further and Higher Education establishments, Employers, DWP, SDS, Adult Services,

Children’s Services and Third Sector providers, Police and Fire Service.



Support children and young people within Midlothian to achieve their full potential and to secure positive destinations through individual support and targeted interventions.  Taking into account the needs and preferences of individuals and the potential matching to appropriate opportunities for learning, life and work.  Support

Implementation of strategies to help young people with additional support needs including challenging behavior to secure positive outcomes for learning, life and work.

Will work with employers, Children & Families, health professionals and colleagues to assist and develop opportunities and ensure positive outcomes for young people. Through individual support and targeted interventions.  It is essential that you are self-motivated and able to plan your workload, you will work with children and young people to assess their needs and support them in participating in activities that progress into positive destinations. 

Co-develop and deliver junior and senior youth work opportunities based on the needs of the area. Working in partnership with a wide range of organisations. This includes consultation with the young people through Street work etc. This entails a Feel Good Friday Offer 12-9pm and other youth work in the evenings and occasional weekend work.

The jobholder should be educated to SCQF Level 6 or have sound knowledge /experience of lifelong learning and/or employability programmes and projects including delivery of one-to-one caseloads. 


CLOSING DATE - Friday 7th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - W/C 17th October 2022


Job Advert

Position Title: CLL Key Worker x4 positions

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships             

Location: CLLE       

Working from home: No                    

Contract Status: Fixed Term until June 2023    

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern: Flexible  

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,983.78 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and adults. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.