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Employability

  • 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:

    In line with the priorities of the Opportunities Fife Partnership, build organisations'

    • ability to support people with mental health as a barrier to employment, through training and supporting the creation of Fife's Mental Health Peer Support Network
    • capacity to take a human rights-based approach to employability service design and delivery

    Raise the profile of the third sector as a key partner in delivering employment outcomes in Fife through:

    • Producing the regular Working for Fife reports, which map the scale, scope and contributions of the sector
    • Representing the sector at Opportunities Fife partnership board and delivery group meetings
    • Representation at national forums and events,
    • support to the third sector in funding & finance discussions

    Support third sector influence and understanding of policy development at national, regional and local levels through:

    Raise awareness of the role volunteering can play in helping people build employability through:

    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.


    Keep an eye on our News and Events page for dates.


    Fife Employability Forum

    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.


    Our Employability Development team

    Employability Development Manager - Pegs Bailey
    Employability Development Officer - Sandy Mackenzie
    Employability Project Support Officer - Ewan MacLeod
    Peer Support Network Co-ordinator - Trish O'Brien
    Team Experience Co-ordinator - Anne Fearfull

This page was last updated on 21 April 2021.
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