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  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Fixed Term Contract to March 31st 2023.


'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 Programme Delivery Managers and indirectly managing 20 Coordinators
  • Reporting on activities and progress to the Programme 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).

In the current circumstances working from home may be required.

Application notes

Application by email to with CV and Cover Letter by noon on Monday Monday 16th May 2022.

Interviews will be held w/c 24th May

Interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams or in person where possible.

Applications are encouraged from all and applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled in terms of the Equality Act 2010, and who meet the essential minimum criteria for the post, will be guaranteed an interview. Please make us aware in the email application. We will also ensure that we consider and implement any reasonable adjustments a candidate may require to attend for interview or during the course of employment, should they be successful in securing a post.

We look forward to hearing from you.