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
- The management of all employability related grants and contracts awarded to external providers by the council
and other key partners.
- The management of assessment processes related to bids received for such grants
and contracts and making recommendations for funding.
- The provision of policy advice, research, and
development support (including secretariat functions) to the city’s Jobs Strategy Partnership and
- 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
- Provision of support to the Edinburgh and South-East
Scotland City Region Deal skills programme.
Joined Up for Business (JUfB) is co-ordinated by Capital City Partnership (CCP) and is a collaborative group of
public sector organisations which brings together a range of employer services under one framework, making it
easier for businesses to find and access the support they need.
It works on a "no wrong door" approach and offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service, as well
as a business growth support service for SMEs and help businesses to identify funding initiatives that can
support across these areas. We also support contractors in meeting their employability focused community
benefits targets across the city.
JUfB directly links with the city’s employability network, Joined Up for Jobs (JUfJ) to create, maximise and simplify
access to high-quality employment and training opportunities for Edinburgh citizens.
JUfB also develops and runs a number of employer led support initiatives, including skill centres around large scale
recruitment opportunities, notably with retail focused locations Fort Kinnaird, FUSE at St James Quarter and our
upcoming MacMillan Skills Hub which will be based within Muirhouse in North-West Edinburgh.
This new post is to support Capital City Partnership’s JUfB team in its employer focused activities and projects;
assisting Edinburgh 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
The Business Support Assistant 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.