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Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
£34,853 - £37,965 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Description

Post Title:     Employability Child Poverty Co-ordinator
:       Inverness / Hybrid working
Hours:           35 Hours per week
Duration:      Fixed Term (2 years)
Salary:          £34,853. - £37,965 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

This post may be home or office-based. We are reviewing our office accommodation to determine best use, taking into account Service needs, staff preferences and their requirements. 

Contact  Person: Jane Gair Tel: 07585 984110

Job  Purpose: To contribute to the design and delivery of a flexible, person-centred employability service for parents which provides pathways into fair and sustainable work to meet emerging local labour market priorities and to tackle in-work poverty through supporting parents to progress in work and increase their earnings. 

To ensure parents receive the wrap-around services that support their transition to or progression within work. 

To facilitate and support the ongoing development and collaborative working of the Highland Employability Partnership (or equivalent) as it seeks to deliver on Scotland’s Child Poverty Plan and ensure that work offers an effective and sustainable route out of poverty for families.

Please APPLY  ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting post the reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing within the workplace.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by e-mail, unless otherwise stated. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


  • Relevant Degree and/or direct experience of developing and working partnership with others.
  • Given the nature of this job, the post holder will be required to make visits away from their normal base. A driving licence is highly desirable, but consideration would be given to the post holder making alternative arrangements as long as these meet the operational requirements of the Service.
  • Experience of the development of employability services, projects and policies, including a good working knowledge of the partner programmes and projects supporting people seeking employment.
  • Experience in engaging, dealing and working with Council Services, individual clients, business representative groups, community groups and public sector partner organisations.
  • Awareness of current and emerging national policy as it impacts on employability services and child poverty.
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer