Employees can often be an organisation's greatest resource, but it can be risky to take on and develop new staff when budgets and time are tight. In Fife we are lucky to have access to a range of supports to help employers cover some of the wages costs of taking on and developing new staff. These are open to organisations operating in Fife and we have provided links below for you to find out more information if you're interested.
Fife Job Contract and Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive
Fife Job Contract (FJC) funded by Fife Council supports both adults and young people. FJC works with employers and partners to create additional opportunities, particularly for those not achieving a positive destination. FJC includes Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive. Employers can access funding to help pay for wages (National Minimum Wage) over a 26 week period. Jobs and apprenticeships must be additional and sustainable beyond the period of funding.
Funding is available for employers wishing to take on redundant apprentices.
Addition payments are available for employers paying the Living Wage.
A range of other support is available in Fife for employers for recruitment, training and retention.
Community Jobs Scotland 2017
This fund is open to third sector organisations across Scotland. A total of 700 CJS jobs for unemployed young people aged 16-29 will be supported this year, which enable organisations like yours to increase capacity, while giving a potentially life-changing opportunity to individuals who are most disadvantaged in the labour market, including:
• disabled people
• care experienced young people
• Armed Forces early service leavers
• young people with convictions
• young people on an Activity Agreement
All jobs should offer at least 25 hours of work per week, be paid at £5.60 per hour or the NMW rate (appropriate to age), and last for at least 52 weeks.
Visit www.scvo.org.uk to find out more about the scheme, the opportunities in Fife and how to host a CJS employee.