Community Jobs Scotland

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Engagement and Referral Stage 2. Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement Stage 5. In work support
Organisation  Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Project Name (if applicable):  Community Jobs Scotland
Main Contact: Name: Francis Harkin

Phone Number: 0141 559 5026

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Eligibility for Programme: Unemployed and not previously on CJS. Young person with disability or health condition, young carer, care experienced, young person with convictions, early service leaver from Armed Forces (having served less than 6 years), person with lower than SCQF Level 5 qualification, Work Programme completers who remain unemployed, person affected by substance misuse,
Referral Procedures:  Referral by Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland
Location Project Delivered At:  Across all 32 Local Authority areas
Dates Project Delivered:  Ongoing
Pipeline Stages:  4
Age Group:  16 – 29 yrs
Programme Outline: Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) was designed and developed in partnership between SCVO and the Scottish Government to support vulnerable young people into sustainable employment through providing meaningful paid employment. SCVO work with a wide range of third sector organisations to create a variety of jobs across a range of different sectors throughout Scotland. These include: green jobs, retail, sport, social care, hospitality, digital and administration. Placements are aimed towards vulnerable people aged 16-29 who are unemployed and not on the Work Programme, Work Choice, Work First, Work Able, Specialist Employment Support and have not previously been on Community Jobs Scotland.

Employers will commit to providing:

  • A high quality support system
  • On the job training
  • Support and supervision
  • Job search support
  • Ongoing focus on assisting the young person into sustainable employment

All jobs offer a minimum of 25 hours paid work per week and pay at least £5.60 per hour although employers are encouraged to offer more hours and pay the Living Wage.

Jobs will last up to 1 year.

Additional Information: Further information on Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations can be found at: