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

Integrated Employer Engagement Officer, Skills

  • Full time
  • £36,312
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th July 2024

LOCATION: The role will be hybrid with a blend of working from home and across 2 Edinburgh offices. Offsite work is required occasionally across the region.

FLEXIBLE WORKING: Capital City Partnership operates a flexible working policy and is delighted to share this exciting job opportunity with all partnership agencies. Applications for secondment are considered.

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 management and support to the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal skills programme

Capital City Partnership also leads on three of the seven skills programmes within the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal and supports the governance for the Regional Prosperity Framework, of which Skills is embedded.

  1. Labour Market Analysis
  2. Integrated Knowledge Systems
  3. Intensive Family Support Service
  4. Data and Digital Innovation Gateway
  5. Housing and Construction Gateway
  6. Integrated Employer Engagement
  7. Workforce Mobility

This post will sit within the Integrated Employer Engagement project but will link into the other themes as appropriate. The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facilitate change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth.

This project has been active since 2019 and has progressed to respond to industry needs and address the known and evolving skills shortages within priority areas such as Retrofit and Net Zero through the development of skills offerings and partnership facilitation.

JOB ROLE AND DUTIES

  • Lead on the design and implementation of the annual Employer Fund in partnership with enterprise agencies
  • Lead on the annual Sectoral Awareness Campaigns; including tendering, campaign design, marketing and the monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Act as single point of contact for employer engagement and employability contacts across three of the six local authority areas
  • Engage with all IEE and Recruitment Skill Centre linked employers to explore further partnership working and development of both existing and new Skills Centres
  • Support with the monitoring and evaluation criteria and paperwork for existing Recruitment and Skill Centre grants, ensuring effective compliance with policies such as fair work, subsidy control and GDPR
  • Support budget management: generating invoices, purchase orders and tracking project spend
  • Ensure all employer and project activity data is kept up to date, feeding back any issues or developmental requests to IEE Manager
  • Support the development of the Recruitment and Skill Centre Network by engaging with businesses with aspirations of developing their own training academies this will include targeting established retail parks across the region
  • Develop the projects web presence with a particular focus on the recruitment portals
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of Retrofit and Net Zero led skills projects
  • Grow understanding of evolving priorities in the net zero skills space by researching government policy, targets, regional LHEES plans and the wider Regional Prosperity Framework
  • Support inward investment projects with large scale recruitment drives
  • Contribute to the Edinburgh South East Scotland City Region Deal Skills targets
  • Contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting

Person Specification

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential:

  • Two years’ minimum experience in one of the following areas: employability, community work, skills planning, employer engagement, strategic skills development
  • Understanding the pressures and opportunities regional employers face under the emerging Fair work Agenda
  • Experience of working productively within a team to agreed principles, including working with implementation plans, meeting milestones and deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of harmonious working to bring together stakeholders and service providers to facilitate change
  • Experience of partnership working, with a focus on regional working being particularly welcome
  • Ability to further develop a network of regional contacts and relationships to work effectively within a cross-partnership setting
  • Understanding of the Skill Centres model and other regional partnership approaches
  • Understanding of employability drivers at a local and national level
  • Understanding of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Regional Deal and wider opportunities
  • Meticulous approach to record keeping and recording of information
  • Confident in the use of a wide range of software packages, including MS Office
  • Ability to work with employers, and to understand their business needs
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team of officers as well as independently
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Understanding of website design, experience of using design packages such as Canva.
  • Numeracy and excellent communication skills. Data analysis and reporting skills

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the Skill Centres model and other regional partnership approaches
  • Understanding of training provider and college landscape
  • Awareness of the Regional Prosperity Framework
  • Awareness of the current funding landscape eg. No One Left Behind, UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Industry led opportunities
  • Experience using Helix (CRM system) for data tracking or equivalent
  • A driving license

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • 26 days starting annual leave, increasing to 31 (pro rata)
  • 3 days additional leave for Christmas and New Year closures
  • Birthday leave
  • 10 public holidays (pro rata)
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Personal development opportunities.

RESOURCES

A company laptop will be provided for business use and either a company mobile phone or a contribution to personal mobile phone bills will be offered.

Training will be offered in appropriate areas.

OTHER INFORMATION

Your office workplace will be Capital City Partnership Offices at Fort Kinnaird Recruitment and Skills Centre or 14 Links Place, Edinburgh.

Capital City Partnership operates a 5-day, 35 ¾ hour working week.

Some evening and weekend work may be required, and Capital City Partnership operates a TOiL system.

Payment of the annual salary is by twelve monthly instalments. This is subject to appropriate deductions for National Insurance, Income Tax and Superannuation. Any broken period at the beginning or end of your service will be paid pro-rata. Payment will be made towards the end of each month by direct credit transfer to your bank or building society.

The paid annual leave entitlement is 26 days, increasing by one day per year of service to a maximum of 31 days.

Employees also receive 10 paid public holidays (6 floating and 4 fixed). Capital City Partnership’s leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Under statute you are required to make provision for a pension. As an employee of Capital City Partnership, you are eligible to participate in the Capital City Partnerships pensions scheme, which is a contributory scheme, members being automatically contracted out of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme.

Please note that conditions of service at Capital City Partnership are modelled on those applicable currently in the City of Edinburgh Council and any subsequent amendments, subject to the practicality of their implementation in a small organisation.

Any procedures that have been agreed are in the CCP staff handbook.

As of 1st May 2004, it is a requirement of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 that employers verify authenticity of specific documentation relating to an individual’s identity and UK residency status.

Shortlist

Project and Training Coordinator (Construction Skills)

  • Full time
  • £36,312
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2024

LOCATION: Hybrid with some travel expected.

The role will be based from home and from Capital City Partnerships offices at Fort Kinnaird and Fox Glove Offices, 14 Leith Links, Edinburgh. Travel within Scotland will be expected sporadically in line with the project requirements.

FLEXIBLE WORKING: Capital City Partnership operates a flexible working policy.

Capital City Partnership is delighted to share this exciting job opportunity with all partnership agencies. Applications for secondments are considered.

We are the anchor delivery body for Edinburgh’s employability strategy, working together to tackle inequality and poverty. Our key tasks are to support and develop the city’s Jobs Strategy, and to contract, performance manage and improve outcomes from funded employability services. We are also a key stakeholder and delivery partner in the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal.

This opportunity has arisen due to successfully securing new funding to design and coordinate the delivery of 10 short-term training programmes across a 2-year lifespan in response to the industry demands and known skills shortages within the construction sector across Scotland.

JOB ROLE AND DUTIES

Lead an employability programme supporting the construction industry across Scotland to assist jobseekers to secure sustainable and fair employment through bespoke training academies whilst supporting employers to develop their recruitment practices and become more inclusive.

• To design, co-ordinate and facilitate the successful development and delivery of a funded project, supporting 100 individuals across 10 academies throughout Scotland

• Establish a timeline and delivery schedule in line with the funding requirements acknowledging key performance indicators and producing a plan for target achievement

• Design a training framework; identify training providers across Scotland and test ability to respond

• Manage the project budget and ensure the governance and compliance standards are agreed prior to launch and throughout the project duration

• Generate invoices and create purchase orders, tracking all expenditure and financial claims

• Establish a monitoring and evaluation framework and produce reporting templates to ensure consistency in recording activity and outcomes, including the creation of a project programme within Helix, the identified tracking system

• Create a ‘Guide of Best Practice’ for use by employers within the construction sector

• Map the employability provider landscape across the city region / growth deal areas in Scotland to support the delivery of each academy. Establish trusted partnerships with each

• Agree a list of priority client groups that will be supported through the academies

• Establish a network of Construction employers across Scotland and test appetite for engagement. Create list of eligible projects which can offer site experience, input to the academies and interviews/job opportunities

• Create marketing materials and a communications plan for the project adhering to funder and partner brand guidelines, liaise with marketing departments for each

• Develop suitable programme content for each training academy as required, booking necessary training partners and venues where appropriate

• Maintain a talent bank portal for candidates seeking ongoing support and further job matching post academies

• Produce a project report upon completion of the academies

Person Specification

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential:

  • Two years’ minimum experience in one of the following areas: vocational training; employability, skills planning, recruitment, employer engagement, community benefits
  • Understanding the pressures and opportunities construction employers face under the emerging Fair work Agenda
  • Experience of working productively independently to agreed principles, including working with implementation plans, meeting milestones and deadlines
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of partnership working, with a focus on regional working being particularly welcome
  • Ability to develop a network of contacts and relationships to work effectively within a cross-regional setting
  • Experience of working closely with or within the Construction industry
  • Understanding of employability drivers at a local and national level
  • Meticulous approach to record keeping and recording of information
  • Confident in the use of a wide range of software packages, including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel throughout Scotland in response to project needs

Desirable:

  • Understanding of vocational training delivery methods
  • Understanding of the training provider and college landscape across Scotland
  • Understanding of the wellbeing indicators
  • Understanding of the Community Wealth Building principles
  • Experience embedding Fair Work First principles into employer led activities
  • Awareness of the current funding landscape eg. No One Left Behind, UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Industry led opportunities
  • Experience using Helix (CRM system) for data tracking or equivalent
  • A driving license

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • 26 days starting annual leave, increasing to 31 (pro rata)
  • 3 days additional leave for Christmas and New Year closures
  • Birthday leave
  • 10 public holidays (pro rata)
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Personal development opportunities.

RESOURCES

A company laptop will be provided for business use and either a company mobile phone or a contribution to personal mobile phone bills will be offered.

Training will be offered in appropriate areas.

OTHER INFORMATION

Your office workplace will be Capital City Partnership Offices at Fort Kinnaird Recruitment and Skills Centre or 14 Links Place, Edinburgh.

Capital City Partnership operates a 5-day, 35 ¾ hour working week.

Some evening and weekend work may be required, and Capital City Partnership operates a TOiL system.

Payment of the annual salary is by twelve monthly instalments. This is subject to appropriate deductions for National Insurance, Income Tax and Superannuation. Any broken period at the beginning or end of your service will be paid pro-rata. Payment will be made towards the end of each month by direct credit transfer to your bank or building society.

The paid annual leave entitlement is 26 days, increasing by one day per year of service to a maximum of 31 days. Employees also receive 10 paid public holidays (6 floating and 4 fixed). Capital City Partnership’s leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Under statute you are required to make provision for a pension. As an employee of the Capital City Partnership, you are eligible to participate in the Capital City Partnership pensions scheme, which is a contributory scheme, members being automatically contracted out of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme.

Please note that conditions of service at Capital City Partnership are modelled on those applicable currently in the City of Edinburgh Council and any subsequent amendments, subject to the practicality of their implementation in a small organisation.

Any procedures that have been agreed are in the CCP staff handbook.

As of 1st May 2004, it is a requirement of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 that employers verify authenticity of specific documentation relating to an individual’s identity and UK residency status.

Shortlist