Developing the Young Workforce, Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian
Developing the Young Workforce, Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian
Transforming how employers and educators engage in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian To help young people become informed, inspired and ultimately hired!

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DYW Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Based in central Edinburgh with travel throughout the City, East Lothian and Midlothian
  • Closing 27th September 2021

‘Young people are key to our future economic success so it is crucial we do as much as we can to prepare them for the world of work and open up job opportunities for all’

Do you want to lead a team connecting employers with young people and working with partners to make this happen? Our DYW Senior Project Officer role may be just right for you.

If you would like your working day to include activities like:

  • Leading a school-based team to co-create employability, enterprise and wider curriculum learning opportunities with employers, educators and partners.
  • Networking with the business community in our region to deliver the ambitions of DYW and the Young Persons’ Guarantee.
  • Working in partnership to make things happen for young people.

And some of the day to day expectations that come with this…

  • Managing people, monitoring performance and reporting.
  • Keeping up to date with labour market changes.
  • Collaborating and flying solo.
  • Overcoming challenges.

If you are:

  • A leader with a track record of supporting teams to achieve.
  • Passionate about helping young people to be Informed, Inspired and Hired.
  • Organised, creative and innovative.
  • A great communicator, networker and influencer.
  • A collaborator, strategic thinker and doer.

We would love to hear from you!

This is a fixed term role available from now, funded until the end of March 2022 covering a secondment from the team. You will be based in central Edinburgh with travel throughout our region. We are also accepting applications on a secondment basis.

The role is classed as ‘Regulated Work’: a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) membership is required (application to the scheme may be made by us upon conditional offer of the post)

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'Young people are key to our future economic success so it is crucial we do as much as we can to prepare them for the world of work and open up job opportunities for all’

Do you want to be part of a team connecting employers with young people and working with partners to make this happen? Our DYW School Coordinator role may be just right for you.

If you would like your working day to include activities like:

  • Planning and co-creating employability, enterprise and wider curriculum learning opportunities with employers, educators and partners
  • Identifying employer activities and events to support young people in school to prepare for the world of work
  • Networking with the business community
  • Making things happen for young people

And some of the day to day expectations that comes with this...

  • Reporting on activities and progress
  • Keeping up to date with labour market changes
  • Collaborating and flying solo
  • Leading and being part of regular meetings

If you are:

  • Passionate about helping young people to be Informed, Inspired and Hired
  • Organised, enjoy planning, creative and innovative
  • A great communicator, networker and influencer
  • A collaborator, strategic thinker and doer

We would love to hear from you!

We have a vacancy in our current team of DYW School Coordinators. This role is based across two local authority schools in Edinburgh and is full time, fixed term and currently funded until the end of March 2022. The role is 35 hours per week and is school term time with the salary paid over 12 months of the year.

The role is classed as ‘Regulated Work’ A Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) membership is required (application to the scheme made by us upon conditional offer of the post).

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'Young people are key to our future economic success so it is crucial we do as much as we can to prepare them for the world of work and open up job opportunities for all’

We are looking for a dynamic leader with excellent people, change management and employability experience to support our employer led team and programme of work to deliver impact for all involved.

If you would thrive in a role where:

• You are translating national policy into local action to have impact on the ground

• Partnership collaboration sits at the heart of planning

• Change is on the horizon and you can operationalise this and lead a team through this

• Your team are making great things happen for young people in education

• Innovation and opportunities are harnessed

• You are presenting and communicating with senior leaders in education and business

• Internal and external communication are critical

And some of the day to day expectations that comes with this...

• Leading the geographically dispersed team across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian line managing 3 Senior Project officers and indirectly managing 21 coordinators

• Reporting on activities and progress to the Director

• Managing a communications strategy and numerous ongoing projects

• Being part of a solution focused community of partners, employers and educators

• Assisting with budget planning

• Managing the operational activities and plans

If you are:

• Economically and politically aware

• Passionate about leading change so young people are Informed, Inspired and Hired

• Organised, a planner, creative and innovative problem solver

• A strong communicator, networker and influencer

• An experienced people manager

• Knowledgeable about the employability landscape

We would love to hear from you!

The role is classed as ‘Regulated Work’ so a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) membership is required (application to the scheme will be made by us upon conditional offer of the post).

The role is advertised as an 8 month this may be reviewed and extended.

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