Forces Employment Charity – Early Service Leaver Co-ordinator (Scotland)


Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Hybrid)
£28,325 per year

The Forces Employment Charity are looking for a Early Service Leaver Coordinator to promote and influence the benefits of engagement with CTP FH to ESLs in Scotland, raise awareness of the CTP FH programme provision amongst the military units in Scotland, and co-ordinate and support ESLs to register with CTP FH, DTS, and organisations who can address immediate barriers to employment.

​This will be a full time, 35 hours per week, Home/Office based position with a salary of £28,325 with local and regional travel. Early Service Leaver Co-Ordinator Scotland will spend a considerable amount of time visiting military units and engaging with ESLs.

​Principal Responsibilities:

  • ​Encourage and promote the benefits of registering with the CTP FH to ESLs, raising the number of registrations and continued engagement post-discharge.
    ​Deliver the CTP FH presentation to all ESLs who are discharging from the services, by face-to-face or remote when unable to be on-site.
  • ​Develop a strong relationship and work in collaboration with the regional CTP FH Employment Advisor Community, ensuring that information is shared accurately and appropriately to support the ESL.
  • ​Develop links and manage the relationship with local and regional Scottish military units from all 3 services by on-site visits, linking in with key personalities who come into contact and process discharges for ESLs, educating them on the benefits of the programme.
  • ​Support all units to ensure all potential ESLs are efficiently processed through the discharge process ensuring where possible, the discharge is positive experience for the ESL.
  • ​Develop a social media presence to raise awareness of the programme, its opportunities, and success stories.
  • ​Represent the values and professional expertise of Forces Employment Charity/CTP to all external audiences

​Person Specification

​Essential Competencies:

  • ​Empathy with predominately Armed Forces personnel and an understanding of the challenges they face.
  • ​Experience of available support services for vulnerable young people.
  • ​Strong networking skills and the enthusiasm and ability to create relationships that will support the work of Forces Employment Charity/CTP.
  • ​Excellent IT skills, experience With Microsoft Word and other associated programmes.
  • ​Clean driving licence and exclusive use of a car.

​Desirable Competencies:

  • ​Demonstrable experience of supporting adults into employment.
    ​Existing network of regional and local organisations who support the Armed Forces Community.
  • ​Existing network of individuals within Armed Forces Charities, statutory organisations, and employers.
  • ​A good understanding of the employment market, including recruitment, welfare to work provision, work-based learning and vocational training.

Security Clearance:

​The successful​ candidate is required to undertake a Ministry of Defence security clearance which requires applicants to have been resident in the UK for over 5 years and an Enhanced DBS clearance.

To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV.

Closing date is Midnight Friday 17 November 2023.

Apply here.

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