Capital City Partnership
Capital City Partnership

Charity registered in Scotland SC031026

Capital City Partnership is the delivery body for Edinburgh’s employability strategy, working together to tackle inequality and poverty. Our key tasks are to advise, support and develop the city’s Jobs Strategy, and to contract, performance manage and improve outcomes from funded employability services.

Current vacancies

Young Start Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,450
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Organisation Details

Capital City Partnership (CCP) is an arm’s length company of the City of Edinburgh Council and is tasked with the operational development, management and support of local and regional employability and poverty reduction measures.

It takes a flexible approach to changing economic conditions, needs and opportunities but its core functions comprise:

· The management of all employability related grants and contracts awarded to external providers by the council and other key partners

· The provision of policy advice, research, and development support (including secretariat functions) to the city’s Jobs Strategy Partnership and partners

· The provision of services and interventions that help alleviate poverty and inequalities and provide opportunities for testing and piloting new approaches

· The development and maintenance of common communications and management information infrastructure for the Jobs Strategy Partnership

· Development and support of the Joined Up for Jobs network and the Joined Up for Business partnership to tackle poverty and inequalities

· Provision of support to the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal skills programme.

Job Purpose, Role, and Duties

CCP leads on the pioneering Whole Family Equality Project (WFEP), which is built and expanded on the already established Maximise! service in Edinburgh, ensuring that the offer is extended to those in *BAME communities affected by poverty and disadvantage.

* We acknowledge that the BAME term has been recommended to be phased out and replaced going forward by Commission of Race and Ethnic Disparities and intend to use recommended alternatives when these are clarified.

The post of Young Start Officer is funded by National Lottery to improve life opportunities of 80 young people from BAME communities. Delivering a bespoke service for BAME communities, we are seeking someone who has a good level of insight into and is empathetic to the needs of BAME young people, who are facing multitude barriers to fulfilling their potential. The successful candidate will directly and intensively engage with 80 of the most disadvantaged BAME young people over a period of 21 months in Edinburgh. Participants will be at high risk of not getting a better and fairer start in life and who face long-term unemployment, poorer skills (including life skills) and outcomes as a direct result of social, economic and systematic disadvantages and lack of equity of opportunity.

Working in an integrated service, the Young Start Officer will engage with key stakeholders, a citizen’s panel, and delivery partners (Children1st and CHAI) who are working with the older members of families to tackle poverty and income maximization. The focus will be on supporting BAME young people to access services and linking them with employability providers to ensure that successful outcomes and positive destinations are achieved. The post holder will ensure that the young people’s voices are heard and placed at the heart of the service delivery, development and improvement.

The Young Start Officer will be led and supported by the Strategy and Development Manager, working as part of an integrated team with other officers and partners, each with a specific focus on achieving positive outcomes for BAME communities include job outcomes, work experience/ internships, vocational training, volunteering and further and higher education. The post holder will deliver mentoring and advocacy support that is tailored to the needs of each individual young person to link them with employability providers, to ensure sustainable social and economic outcomes for young people. The post holder will work with the team to develop appropriate targets and measures of success.

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Young Person Guarantee Project – Officer x 2 posts

  • Full time
  • £30,728
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th March 2021

RESPONSIBLE TO: Young Person Guarantee Manager

These posts are funded by The City of Edinburgh Council as part of their No One Left Behind remit. The ambition is to support young people into a positive destination as part of a collective effort to tackle youth unemployment as a result of COVID impacts.

The successful candidates will have a strategic and operational remit, including engaging directly with young people and engaging with employers and key stakeholders, linking young people to emerging opportunities to ensure successful outcome. Partnership working and networking will be a key element of a successful approach and the Officers will be expected to engage with a wide range of agencies, linking to national, regional, and local offers.

We envisage the two officer posts as follows:

• Pathways for Priority Groups Officer

• Employability Youth Grants Officer

Although all posts will be flexible around the needs of the client group.

Secondments will be considered. Successful candidates will be required to pass a PVG check.

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Employability Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,843
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2021

RESPONSIBLE TO: Integrated Employer Engagement (IEE) Manager

This post is funded by British Land, Retail Rapid Response project.

The postholder will work closely with the Capital City Partnership employer engagement team, which comprises of the City Region Deal Integrated Employer Engagement team, the Joined up for Business team and the Recruitment and Skills Centres teams. With a particular focus on delivering the project ‘Retail Rapid Response’ (RRR) which is supported by British Land.

The RRR project works closely with businesses within Fort Kinnaird retail park with their recruitment and staffing needs; helping these businesses respond to the challenges following the COVID impact and offer a bespoke recruitment service when required. This role will also identify opportunities for current employees and local jobseekers who require support with redundancies, training, upskilling, changing employment contracts, signposting to benefits, advice or employability provision primarily within Edinburgh, Midlothian, and East Lothian.

This project has targets on both employer and jobseeker/client engagement, reporting of these targets and activity will be logged on our CRM system, Hanlon Software Solutions.

Secondments will be considered.

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Employer Engagement Executive FUSE

  • Full time
  • £29,843
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

The postholder will work within the FUSE City Centre Edinburgh offices or from home if Covid requires.

The St James Quarter (SJQ) is due to open in late June 2021 and FUSE Recruitment and Skills Hub has been developed to support recruitment and training for the incoming St James Quarter tenants. The project is also supported through close partnership working amongst the Joined up for Business and Joined up for Jobs organisations and stakeholders.

We work with jobseekers to tailor support where needed, provide access to unique opportunities and are active within schools, higher education organisations and local communities to highlight careers within Retail and Hospitality.

This project has targets for both employer and jobseeker/client engagement. Reporting of these targets and activity will be logged on our CRM system, Hanlon Software Solutions.

RESPONSIBLE TO: FUSE Manager

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Top job! Contracts and Grants Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,341 – £45,811
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th October 2021

The Contracts and Grants Manager is a new position requiring a wide-ranging skillset to meet the contract management and partnership relationships remit we deliver through our Joined up for Jobs infrastructure. Joined up for Jobs reflects the Scottish Government Fair Work Framework and No One Left Behind (NOLB) strategy.

We require a manager to oversee the contract and grants offer under Joined up for Jobs, overseeing contracts and grants funded via No One Left Behind and the City of Edinburgh Council of up to £5,000,000 per annum and working with third sector providers awarded a contract or grant. The successful candidate will be expected to provide monitoring, audit and tracking of all contract and grants, identify opportunities for partnership working, and facilitate networking and best use of the support tools we have for the network.

Other significant duties include supporting the development, design, and commissioning of new services with funding secured as required; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs Charter for service standards; co-ordinating a quarterly Joined up for Jobs Forum; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs website; working alongside the management information system and portals team for client tracking; and ensuring best value from spend in this area.

Responsible to:: Deputy Chief Executive, Capital City Partnership

Secondments will be considered.

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Employer Engagement Executive, FUSE

  • Full time
  • £29,843
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th September 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging Employer Engagement Executive to support the award-winning FUSE skill centre with recruitment and employer engagement. The postholder will be based within the FUSE team in the city centre office with a focus on employer engagement for tenants within the St James Quarter, supporting their recruitment needs and promoting these opportunities to clients from the Joined Up for Jobs network and related stakeholders and partners. FUSE is an established recruitment offer with a steady flow of jobs, which we expect to increase substantially with Christmas recruitment and beyond. You will be working in a small team alongside a Manager and another Employment Engagement Executive and seconded staff.

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Contracts and Grants Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,130 – £38,341
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2021

The Contracts and Grants Officer is a position requiring a wide-ranging skillset to meet the contract management and partnership relationships remit we deliver through our Joined up for Jobs infrastructure. Joined Up for Jobs reflects the Scottish Government Fair Work Framework and No One Left Behind (NOLB) strategy.

We require an officer to support the contract and grants offer under Joined up for Jobs, overseeing contracts and grants funded via No One Left Behind and The City of Edinburgh Council of up to £5,000,000 per annum and working with third sector providers awarded a contract or grant. The successful candidate will be expected to provide support for monitoring, audit and tracking of all contract and grants, identify opportunities for partnership working, and facilitate networking and best use of the support tools we have for the network.

Other significant duties include supporting the Joined up for Jobs Charter for service standards; co-ordinating a quarterly Joined Up for Jobs Forum; supporting the Joined Up for Jobs website; working alongside the management information system and portals team for client tracking; and ensuring best value from spend in this area.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Contracts and Grants Manager

Secondments will be considered.

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Strategy and Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,108
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2022

Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive

Capital City Partnership is developing a new project which will build and expand on the already established Maximise! service in Edinburgh, ensuring that the offer is extended to those in BAME communities affected by poverty and disadvantage.

We aim to develop a change project that addresses poverty and disadvantage within BAME communities in Edinburgh and brings about significant and measurable improvements led by these communities. We also want to produce evidence-based learning and a change management toolkit that can be replicated and expanded across our local and regional influence. Community involvement will be at the heart of this project and individuals’ voices and experiences will shape how it develops. The project will acknowledge that it is people who are experiencing disadvantage in our communities who have the power to identify those problems and develop solutions.

We are therefore seeking someone for this new post who is empathetic to the needs of this community and who can demonstrate the leadership and team management skills to empower effective and measurable change.

Working with our delivery partners (Children 1st and CHAI) we will use a holistic whole family support model to deliver transformational change for BAME families in Edinburgh, providing wraparound support that addresses family wellbeing needs, money worries and employability support simultaneously, to ensure each family has the capacity to move out of poverty, and achieve their goals and aspirations.

Secondments will be considered.

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Website Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,450
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th February 2022

The Website Coordinator is a new position requiring a wide-ranging skillset to support development work aligned with the employability and skills element of the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal.

The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal is a change programme, supporting better regional alignment and facilitating change in how we work together and make better use of opportunities for economic inclusive growth. There are five main themes in the Deal, one of which is the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills (IRES) programme.

This post has been funded to support the IRES programme to deliver on set objectives contributing to the overall vision of the programme. The post holders’ main responsibilities will include providing support to the Integrated Knowledge Systems Manger to algin and integrate a new employability and skills portal across the region. The web-based portal provides an entry point for jobseekers, employers and employability providers and will host job boards, training opportunities and employability provision within the region. The post holder will maintain the portal through content management systems to ensure it remains updated and relevant. The successful applicant will also support the IRES Programme Connector to implement and develop processes to ensure compliance and promote the IRES project across all communication channels. The post holder will report to the Integrated Knowledge Systems Manager; however, will be expected to provide support to the IRES Programme Connector as required.

The post holder will:

  • Produce and coordinate engaging content for employability and skills Portals
  • Liaise with software providers to maximise integration between website and back-end system functionality
  • Develop use of Content Management System and portal resource library
  • Create and implement content management frameworks to coordinate processes across various systems
  • Support the IRES communication strategy in line with the wider Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal including social media, websites, and newsletters
  • Collate operational and performance data for impact and performance reporting
  • Identify and implement innovative ways of working to enhance systems, streamline processes and maintain security
  • Complete other day to day tasks as required.

Secondments will be considered.

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Investing in Communities Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,450
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Capital City Partnership (CCP) is an arm’s length company of the City of Edinburgh Council and is tasked with the operational development, management and support of local and regional employability and poverty reduction measures.

The Investing in Communities Officer will assist the existing Senior Investing in Communities Officer and Community Benefits Officer with the delivery of a community benefits strategy across ESES CRD funded projects.

This includes the ongoing development of the community benefits web portal esescommunities.org matching suppliers and other stakeholders to local communities, not-for-profit causes, education and employability initiatives. The portal will also provide information, host digital events relating to wider community engagement, community wealth building and inclusive growth approach of the ESES CRD.

The post holder will also engage with a range of stakeholders including Local Authorities, schools, further and higher education institutions; other businesses/business forums across ESES; a vast array of potential charities and not-for-profit beneficiaries; communities; Third Sector Interfaces, Social Enterprise Networks, and other third-sector support bodies.

The post holder will contribute to identifying regional anchor networks whilst building an operational partnership working group, driving forward the CWB agenda across the region.

They will be expected to identify, catalogue, and build relationships with these stakeholders – by telephone, video calls and in-person. This will include supporting delivery of in-person and digital events to promote the launch and ongoing success of the portal. These events may include training sessions and conducting demonstrations and workshops.

The postholder will assist the CWB Officer with the mapping and presentation of priorities within these communities – ensuring that our offerings continue to present the needs of local organisations, residents, and businesses.

Whilst the post will be based at both home and at our offices at Fort Kinnaird and/or Leith Walk, the successful applicant should anticipate a degree of blended home working in addition to travel throughout the six local authority areas. Additionally, to reach community and voluntary audiences, attendance at occasional evening and weekend events may be required – for which time will be given in lieu.

This individual may also be required to support the wider team as a point of contact for user enquiries, registration support, maintaining and uploading content to the site as well as social media activities. They will be partly responsible for preparing content, case studies and reports for funders.

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Business Support Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,730
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 2022

This role will support Joined Up for Business (JUfB) in its employer focused activities, supporting businesses with recruitment, training, identifying funding incentives and community benefits delivery in line with the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) framework and Fair Work principles.

The Business Support Co-ordinator will work across all JUfB projects, acting as a central single point of contact for the wider team to help support and co-ordinate daily activities and projects across the department. This role will have key responsibility for accurately maintaining our CRM system and associated administration to track progress and evidence outcomes.

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