Digital Diversity Specialist

  • Full time
  • £26,785
  • Dundee
  • Closing 16th April 2021


  • Advertised from 2nd April 2021
  • 35 hours per week

Role

ENABLE Works are the leading Scottish organisation delivering high quality employability services for people who have disabilities and / or other complex barriers to employment.

ENABLE Works are recruiting for a Digital Diversity Specialist, to bring in skills and abilities in developing new and exciting services and support, for young people in Dundee.

Your role as a Digital Diversity Specialist within ENABLE Works is to play an integral role in the development of a Digital Creativity Hub, in partnership with D&A College, to provide specialist training and support, alongside the established Digital Dundee partnership being delivered for neurodivergent individuals, interested in learning more about the digital sectors of employment.

You will work closely with learners and play a key role in identifying referrals for the Digital Dundee course, working closely with referral partners and organisations. You will support learners through courses, in collaboration with D&A College faculty. You will work with every learner, to ensure they progress into a positive destination, including supporting learners to secure paid employment opportunities, within the digital and tech sectors, whilst ensuring aftercare is delivered for every learner.

You will lead on partnership building with key employers in the digital and tech sectors in Dundee, and across Tayside, creating new links and partnerships to create opportunities for our clients and learners. This will require high-level negotiation and partnership skills, and ideally you will already have established relationships to build from.

About You

PERSON CRITERIA

ESSENTIAL:

  • Full UK Driver’s License
  • Further / Higher Education learning in relevant subject(s)
  • A commitment to, and understanding in, employability – supporting individuals to progress into employment
  • High level digital support / digital inclusion knowledge
  • Knowledge of the local labour market, regarding digital and tech sector employers
  • Ability to partner and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Professional presentation and personality
  • Self-management skills and the ability to meet duties effectively
  • Proactive and collaborative approach to team work
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Experience of working to deadlines and timescales on delivering pieces of work
  • Experience of achieving success through innovation
  • Experience in the creation and coordination of digital content
  • Experience with visual communication principles

DESIRABLE:

  • Knowledge of local authority areas, and employability networks in these areas
  • Effective project management skills and ability to think strategically to achieve long term goals
  • Experience of delivering, or supporting, employability programmes, including for example Fair Start Scotland / Dundee Pipeline.
  • Experience of working with people who have multiple and/or complex barriers
  • PDA Level 7 in Supported Employment

About Us

At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: 16 April 2021