Post Title: DYW Programme Executive

Executive Team: Job Outline

Established in 2014 the Developing the Young Workforce Regional Groups are a network of 21 industry led groups tasked with strengthening employer engagement with education.  The groups work to support pupils in Scotland’s publicly funded secondary schools.

This post is to join the DYW LED regional team which is tasked with delivering the Scottish Government’s youth employment strategy, Developing the Young Workforce across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire.

The post holder will be contracted to Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd (LESL), an equal opportunity employer and has been appointed to provide this service on behalf of the Scottish Government and the DYW Regional Board.

Reporting to: The Programme Manager for DYWLED.

Location:  Currently this post will be home based in line with COVID-19 guidance. Once restrictions ease the base is Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7DP.

Grade: Salary: c. £30,000 p.a.

Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2021

Application process: Submit a CV and covering letter to Ross Dick

Vacancy closes: Midnight 8th November 2020

Principal Role:

  • To contribute to delivering the Regional Board’s aspirations to enhance education and industry links that achieve agreed outcome targets.
  • To develop and support partnership activity that proactively contributes to improved employment, apprenticeship and career opportunities for young people in the region.
  • To continue to develop employer engagement across the region, aimed at enhancing the curriculum and increasing pupils’ career awareness and skills development.
  • To build and maintain strong relationships with Education Services within the Local Authorities, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Further Education Colleges.

Key Tasks:

  • Work with key local partners and stakeholders to provide industry led activity which will support pupils’ post school transition and engage with Young Person Guarantee services.
  • Foster and establish partnerships with businesses, other learning providers e.g. colleges and third sector organisations.
  • Promote DYW opportunities within the wider school community i.e. pupils, teachers, parents.
  • Increasing innovative opportunities for work experience activity with reference to those pupils furthest away from the labour market.
  • Increase the number of businesses working directly with schools to improve opportunities for young people.
  • To directly engage with business and key public sector partner agency representatives to encourage participation in new partnership mechanisms that generate enhanced opportunities to meet local employers’ and young people’s needs.
  • Undertake regular review and evaluation of programmes and activities associated with DYW.
  • Maintain accurate records of data associated with DYW (in relation to both National and regional KPI’s).
  • To contribute to progress monitoring and reporting on agreed KPI’s to the Regional DYW Board and the Scottish Government as required.
  • To adhere to the LESL’s policies on health and safety, equal opportunities and ensure compliance with all relevant policies.
  • This description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibilities associated with this job.   It is not exhaustive and the job holder(s) will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post of Programme Executive.

Skills and Attributes


  • Proven track record of employer engagement, ideally with employability and / or apprenticeship experience
  •  Knowledge of key sectors and the Developing the Young Workforce agenda
  • Confident networker with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present confidently to a wide range of stakeholders and audiences
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload, working as part of a team to ensure delivery of KPIs
  • IT literate with good MS Office skills with particular attention to detail and accuracy
  • A team player, who is flexible and displays a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle to travel across the region


  • Experience of events management

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