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Cunninghame House Friars Croft Irvine, KA12 8EE
£12 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
20 hours per week

Job Summary

Temporary for 26 weeks.

We may conduct our interviews in person or using Microsoft Teams for video calling. All you need is a device with a camera and access to the internet. We will provide guidance and instructions on how to use this method if your interview is being held virtually.

We are a disability confident leader and we support reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process - for more information click here


North Ayrshire Council is creating temporary positions within our Skills for Life programme. The programme is funded by Scottish Government and aims to support a parent, to gain training, skills and experience within the Employability Team.

  • These placements will be for 26 weeks
  • Up to 20 hours per week
  • Paid at the Real Living Wage, £12 ph.


To be considered for the post you must be a Parent with a dependent child(ren) living in the same household, a resident of North Ayrshire and currently unemployed.


As part of the Skills For Life programme, there will be a registration day prior to employment in which you will be asked to provide ID and meet with support services.

Registration Day will include;

  • Registration Form
  • NAC Resourcing paperwork

In Work Support:

  • Mentor support throughout the 26 weeks placement
  • Transitional Employment Support

For more details see the attached Role Profile below. 

Before you apply, find out a little bit about us and why we are a Great Place to Work.

Staff Values & Behaviours

Our values of Focus, Passion and Inspiration are core in everything we do and how we do it. They are the foundation that our work is built on, and they are used to measure how well we do each day. On their own, they are just words; to become meaningful they need to be backed up by actions. That's why we aim for them to be at the heart of everything we do. When they are, we can - and will - deliver the best services for the communities of North Ayrshire.

Further information on our Staff Values is available on the Council’s website.

Additional Information

For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.


Time will be allocated, after you have successfully completed the application form and meet the eligibility criteria. All successful applicants will be notified of interview.

Our Workstyles

As an employer of choice, North Ayrshire Council has identified four different Workstyles. Each post in the council has been allocated one of these styles:

Mobile – More than 90% of time spent primarily working on a mobile basis across multiple Council facilities and out in the community. There may be some limited opportunity to work from home.

This post has been allocated the workstyle: Mobile

More information on our workstyles can be found in our HR Guide: Workstyles. If you have any questions on the allocated Workstyle for this post, please ask at interview.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Leader
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Exemplary