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  • SCVO announces the rollout of Phase 11 of the Community Jobs Scotland programme

    Created: 07/07/2021

    Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is a funded 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 9,500 young people across the country.

    All opportunities will be with third sector organisations, additional to existing jobs within the employer organisation, and each job will deliver community benefit. CJS is now pleased to announce the roll out of Phase 11 and is looking for new employers to register an interest.

    If you are an existing employer and have not been in contact, please log in and create the opportunities you would like to offer through CJS.

    CJS is keen to receive registration of interest from more Fife employers as it hopes to create at least 33 posts in Fife before 30 September 2021. At present, CJS has 19 vacancies approved by 10 employers in Fife. All are at various stages with recruitment. You can e-mail [email protected] for more information on CJS.

    With regards to funding, please see below: 

    Employer fees for CJS working a minimum of 25 hours per week

    Total No of Weeks Total Payment Advance Payment Weekly Payment
    40 £8,984.71 £1,634.71 £183.75
    26 £5,840.06 £1,062.56






    Employer fees for CJS working a minimum of 16 hours per week (part-time):

    Total No. weeks Total Payment Advance Payment Weekly Payment
    40 £5,771.91 £1,634.71 £103.43
    26 £3,751.74  £1,062.56 £103.43




    A limited fund is available that can be used to enhance the above payments to support employers paying the Scottish Living Wage. Awards from this fund are subject to availability and approval at the point of the allocation of the Opportunity:

    Total Payment Programme Length Weekly Payment
    £1,297.20 40 weeks minimum 25 hours £32.43
    £843.18 26 weeks minimum 25 hours £32.43
    £830.40  40 weeks minimum 16 hours £20.76
    £539.76  26 weeks minimum 16 hours £20.76


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