Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them.
We are recruiting Family Support and Engagement Workers to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. You will play a vital part in making a difference to Glasgow’s economy and profile, to local communities, and to the people who live, work, visit and play in the city. At the heart of everything we do is our vision: to inspire Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture and sport. So, if you’re inspired by the opportunity then we urge you to apply.
As Family Support and Engagement Worker you will be part of the Learning Team, providing access to a range of early intervention and family learning programmes within a primary school setting. You will encourage literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing and support the teaching and Family Learning taking place within the school and its associated Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes.
The following positions are available:
St Cuthbert's Primary School, full time and 52 weeks per year
Riverside Primary School, full time and term time (39 weeks per year)
St Thomas Primary School, part time 21 hours and term time (39 weeks per year)
To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience:
• Reading, literacy and language development.
• Knowledge and understanding of play based learning activities.
• Provision of parenting information, advice and support.
• Ability to provide practical and emotional support to families.
• Experience in delivery of early intervention and learning programmes with children and families.
This post is a result of funding from the Pupil Equity Fund and is temporary for up to 12 months.
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.
Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
For further information about working for us please refer to our website https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/work-with-us