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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£26,918 - £28,853 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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 adults and young people to participate in planned individual learning agreements
  • 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 adults and young people within Midlothian 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 adults and young people with additional support needs including challenging behaviour to secure positive outcomes for learning, life and work.

Ensure effective assessment planning, delivery and evaluation of caseloads ensuring that Line Manager is made aware of any complex needs. Provide effective co-delivery of group work to clients in relation to Lifelong Learning & Employability priorities.  Support one-to-one and group work to develop practical life skills to support learners to progress within the local Strategic Skills Pipeline.  Attend forums and multiagency meetings where appropriate to identify individuals who would benefit from individual support and programmes.

Respond to work as a result of multi-agency evidence based analysis. 

To represent the Council in external organisations as required. To assist as required in the collection and presentation of evidence in connection with HMIE and other quality audits inspections.

Represent Lifelong Learning & Employability at a  variety of events including Careers Events hosted by School’s and partners

Any other appropriate duties relating to the post.


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 Sunday 11th June 2023

INTERVIEW DATE week beginning 19th June 2023    

Job Advert

Position Title: CLL Key Worker X 5                  

Directorate:   Children, Young People and Partnership          

Location: Various across Midlothian                                     

Contract Status: Fixed term until March 2025   

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern:  Included weekends and evenings             

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 £26,918.62 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.

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