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Business Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,431
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd May 2023
  • Fixed Term post until March 2025.


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 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 partners
  • 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.

Job Purpose

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 principles.

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.

Application notes

Closing date: noon, Tuesday 13th June 2023.

Interviews will take place on the 20th/21st/22nd June 2023.

Please send your CV and covering letter in one document to, along with our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The cover letter should state how you meet the job description and person specification in no more than 300 words.

This is a readvertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

CCP operates a flexible working policy. We are open to discussing a full-time or part-time contract for this role with a minimum contract of 21 hours per week.