supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Poverty is alleviated by having sustainable well-paid employment. Helping people to becoming employable, to avoid under-employment, and to stay in work is a priority for third and public service agencies in Fife.
Fife Voluntary Action - with funding from Fife Council - works to build the capacity of third sector providers in the region to support this goal.
What We Do
Increase the employability of people in Fife through improving the capacity, scope and influence of third sector provision in the area in line with the Opportunities Fife Partnership mission and objectives.
Our priorities are:
Improving the quality and scope of third sector employability services in Fife
Raising the profile of the third sector as a key partner in delivering employment outcomes in Fife
Increasing third sector influence and understanding of policy development at national, regional and local levels
Improving awareness of the role volunteering can play in helping people build employability
Support improving the quality and scope of third sector employability services through:
Research, such as the report A Job Worth Doing, which reviews the role of the third sector as an employer in Fife
Third Sector Employability Conversation
The quarterly Third Sector Employability Conversation is a chance for staff of third sector organisations with an interest in employability to share knowledge, experience, challenges and network. Conversations feature presentations from guest speakers to update attendees on public policy and third sector practice. Places are limited to staff of third sector organisations.
The quarterly Fife Employability Forum brings together staff and managers involved in employability services from the third, public and private sectors. The aim of the Forum is to help organisations work together to improve employment outcomes for people in Fife. Forums feature presentations from guest speakers to update attendees on public policy and third sector practice, and alert participants to opportunities for partnership and networking.
The Forum is open to people from any organisation with an interest in employability.