SCVO - Community Jobs Scotland
Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is an employability programme delivered by SCVO which works with voluntary sector employers to create job opportunities for unemployed people aged 16 to 29.
The programme has a focus on those most disadvantaged in the labour market – those who are care experienced or are carers themselves, early Armed Forces service leavers, those with criminal convictions and those who have disabilities or other health issues – and has already created jobs for 9,000 young people across the country.
A CJS job will:
- offer a minimum of 25 hours of paid work each week
- 16 hours per week for part-time posts
- last for 26 weeks
- be additional and generate demonstrable community benefit
Employers must commit to providing a high quality package of support, including:
- an induction
- on-the job training
- support and supervision
- job search support
- an ongoing focus on assisting the individual into lasting employment
Geographical areas funded: Scotland
- Type of funding:
- Type of cost:
- Capital, Revenue
Fund award sizes
- Premium information
Notes on award amounts: Premium information
Who can apply
Examples of third sector organisations who would be eligible to apply include: voluntary organisations; charities; social enterprises; community organisations; volunteering bodies; co-operatives; trade unions; mutuals; housing associations; credit unions; community interest companies (cics) – if no profit distribution; charitable trusts (if the trust was set up by a local authority, the trust must be fully independent from the local authority); community enterprise trusts.
When to apply
How to apply
Apply online via the SCVO website.
Activites funded: General charitable activities
Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Offenders & ex-offenders Disabilities Refugees & asylum seekers Voluntary sector organisations Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel
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