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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£24,157.00 - £26,392.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


As part of the recently created Place division within Midlothian Council the Economic Development Team have a varied portfolio that includes redundancy support to those to those at risk of, or that have been made redundant, to secure a positive destination.

This post is funded by The Scottish Government PACE Programme to 31/03/2022, this may be extended.

The Role

The Key Worker will support those at risk of, or that have been made redundant, to secure a positive destination through individual support and targeted interventions from partners of the Scottish Government PACE programme.

The Key Worker will provide tailored support that takes into account the needs and preferences of individuals to create a bespoke plan of learning and support interventions to ensure lasting positive destinations.

Key Requirements

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

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual who can demonstrate previous experience in a person centred role, preferably linked to employability. The role requires effective communication skills and a results orientated approach.

CLOSING DATE Sunday 8th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE To be advised            

Job Advert

Position Title: Economic Development Key Worker (pace)                 

Directorate:    Place             

Location: Home Working/Fairfield House                                               

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 31 March 2022          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday         

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 £24,157.25 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by the council.

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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