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Talent & Engagement Project Assistant

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Talent & Engagement Project Assistant – [TEPA]

Contract: Fixed Term for 2 years ending 31st March 2026

Work Location: Hybrid

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £25,030.23 per annum

Are you a great communicator able to quickly build relationships with people at all levels of an organisation?

Ark has an exciting new role available within the Talent & Engagement [T&E] team for you.

After a highly successful 1-year pilot project delivering T&E to part of the organisation we are now looking to expand this support to cover all Arks services throughout Scotland.

As our TEPA you will work closely with the Talent & Engagement Project Lead [TEPL] to deliver the 2-year T&E project plan. This will run alongside the newly launched Care & Support strategy ensuring that the organisation recruits and retains the right people to deliver our packages of Care & Support to our supported people.

So, what will your day-to-day job look like?

This is a really varied role that will require an open and flexible approach which could have you doing anything from designing social media posts and writing job adverts to visiting our various services and attending recruitment events to promote Ark and our roles.

You will be communicating regularly with people during their recruitment and induction period to support increased engagement within Ark. You will also need to be great at actively listening and recording feedback to identifying areas for improvement within Arks processes.

As this is a new project for Ark there will be a real emphasis on ensuring that we review, adapt, and improve our processes regularly to ensure that potential applicants, candidates, Support Workers and Care & Support managers are getting the best possible Talent & Engagement service.

This role is all about communication, recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you?

Find out more now by downloading the full job outline from Arks website

Please note this post will include travel across Ark services to attend team meetings at local Ark services and will also include travel to recruitment events in areas with Ark services across Scotland.

Why Ark?

Hybrid Working

Enjoy the flexibility of splitting your work week between working from home, Arks services, recruitment events and our Main Office in Edinburgh.

Flexible Working Times

Not a 9am – 5pm person. Ark allows you to flex your start and finish time in agreement with your line manager.

Employee Assistance Program

Arks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) gives all employees access to counselling sessions. There is also support available through weekly webinars and the EAP website & App.

Employee Discounts

Employee Discounts Portal with 1000s of discounts on your favourite brands including Supermarkets, Cinema Tickets, Gym Membership and Holidays.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

•      Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata

•      4% Contributory pension scheme

•      Cycle to Work Scheme

Ark is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing organisation, we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.

Please apply online or you can contact the HR team on 0131 447 9027 or by email for a copy of the application form.

If you would like to chat about this role further please email with any questions or to set up a call.

CVs will not be accepted

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 14th April 2024.

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

Fixed Term


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