Job Details

Grade: 7A
Hourly Rate: £14.39 – £15.94
Salary: £26,263.18 – £29,091.93 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/09/2023

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Interviews for this post will be held on 30th August 2022.

Role Purpose

This post has been created specifically to support people fleeing the conflict in the Ukraine to gain and sustain employment. To help this transition to be as smooth as possible, the postholder will be a dual Ukrainian and English speaker. The postholder will work very closely with our colleagues in the Department of Work and Pensions ( Job Centre Plus) and will operate from the various job centres in the borders for part of the week. You will work in the Employment Support Service, providing the appropriate support to enable the client to progress into the world of work, vocational training or further education and will use your skills to assist in the removal of any barriers that the client may face whilst job searching. You will establish and develop a network of employers and other agencies within the Scottish Borders to source vacancies, work and training opportunities. You will promote the principles of inclusion, normalization and independence to drive forward supported employment in the Scottish Borders .


Educated to relevant HNC/ SVQ level 3 or significant experience in marketing / sales or equivalent.
The post holder must be fluent in Ukrainian and English (both spoken and written)

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Bruce Brodie by telephone on 5642 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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