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  • Ref no: FIF14471
  • Published: 14/8/19
  • Closes: 27/8/19
  • Location: Fife House 06, KY7 5LT
  • Salary: £32,944.00 - £36,473.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

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Job Description

Internal Applicants Only

Contract Type: Temporary until Wednesday 31 March 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 02 September 2019

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This is an Employability Project Co-ordinator role within the Foundation Apprenticeships delivery team, Employability and Supported Employment Service, to provide project management and support to the delivery of employability programmes. You will report to the Lead Officer (Employability).

To ensure the contract is fulfilled by completing all duties set by the Lead Officer.

To work proactively with those engaged with the Foundation Apprenticeships, liaise with internal and external partners. Employer engagement to secure work place learning opportunities and build employer contacts.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.

The Individual

You should be educated to SCQF level 8, which includes HND or SVQ level 4 or equivalent

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate:

• Knowledge of Scottish Government funded Apprenticeships programmes.
• A working knowledge of learning, training and employability opportunities and related funding issues, in particular employability programmes with the focus on Foundation Apprenticeships.
• Experience of partnership and multi-agency work at a local level.
• Experience of developing and delivering employability programmes
• Experience of managing a budget/knowledge of external funding sources
• Experience of supervising staff
• Experience of project management
• Experience of effective engagement with employers.

The listing of key activities below describes the range of duties and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post:

To co-ordinate and ensure effective delivery of Employability projects.

Develop and maintain relationships to strengthen partnership, team and project working between various stakeholders & within the project team.

To implement appropriate Quality Standards as identified within relevant contracts and the service Quality Management Framework.

To liaise with and develop partnerships with relevant organisations including project partners, Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, education, business and the voluntary sector to create development opportunities on behalf of the service.

Allocate and supervise the work of staff within priorities set by the Lead Officer, to achieve and maintain targets both on a day to day basis, and on specific projects.

Ensure effective individual performance levels, monitoring and performance reporting via systems operating.

Maintain an overview of the Team’s activities in order to meet agreed targets by the allocation of staff/resources to meet competing priorities. Allocate and schedule work on an ongoing basis. Advise the Lead Officer of relevant issues or slippage of contract delivery.

To monitor budget expenditure and highlight financial issues arising.

Co-ordinate and control the identified budget in liaison with the Lead Officer. Provide information to the Lead Officer for the preparation of budgetary estimates, spending profiles and plans.

Monitor contracts with sub-contractors and monitor quality of provisions.

To provide written reports/statistical information as required by the Lead Officer and funding providers.

For further information, please contact:

Maciej Dokurno, Lead Officer (Employability), Fife Council, Economy, Planning & Employability Services, 3rd Floor West, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT, Tel: 03451 55 55 55 Ext. 47 10 49,  e-mail:

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