DYW Glasgow was one of the first regional working groups to be set up to decrease the levels of youth unemployment following the ‘Wood Report’ and has been established since 2014. This role is an opportunity to be part of a Scottish Government national youth employability and skills initiative. You will have a strong focus on education and business in Glasgow but also have the chance to carry out project work across Scotland all of which have strong youth employability focus.
The role involves developing and managing industry and education links, guiding, and supporting businesses to recruit young people. You will manage a broad portfolio of projects with multiple stakeholders, which supports the objectives of DYW Glasgow. You will be responsible for providing business engagement covering a range of activity including the development of formal Schools and Business Partnerships, broad industry links with education, promotion of the apprenticeship family as well as thematic work to support the city’s economic priorities. Key to the success of the role is a stakeholder engagement and relationship management with private, public and third sector stakeholders.
This is a demanding and externally facing role as part of the Projects Team within Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver innovative and potentially high-profile project activity within the business community and work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.
The role will work to develop innovative and creative strategies to engage businesses in a full range of activities which support opportunity for young people utilising the findings of commissioned reporting as a guide and rationale. You will support those businesses to become engaged in a suite of activity to create lasting impact and influence the curriculum and increase employability for young people. The ideal candidates will be able work with a broad range of key stakeholders and businesses and have the ability identify, project manage and capitalise on opportunities. They will be a self-motivated individual who can manage a range of diverse projects and deliver an engagement plan for all stakeholders.
You will deliver this with guidance and leadership from the Project Manager and Programme Director.
Reporting to: Project Manager
If this sounds like a great role for you, please email your CV with supporting statement to Alison Coia, Business Service Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on Friday 14th May 2021.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and DYW Glasgow is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.