About Capital City Partnership

Who we are

Capital City Partnership is the delivery body for Edinburgh’s employability strategy and programme. Its key tasks are to advise, support and develop the city’s Jobs Strategy, and to contract, performance manage and improve outcomes from funded employability services. 

We are also a key stakeholder and delivery partner in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Our core values are Partnership, Excellence, Integrity and Innovation.

Capital City Partnership Board

We are an Arms Length External Organisation (ALEO) of The City of Edinburgh Council, and a not for profit registered charity governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.  We are an accredited Living Wage employer.

  • Chair - Lord Provost, Frank Ross
  • Vice-Chair - Councillor Mandy Watt
  • Director - Councillor Stephanie Smith
  • Director - Ella Simpson, EVOC
  • Director - Donald Urqhuart, Capital Credit Union
  • Observer - Ken Shaw, Employability and Talent Development, CEC


Capital City Partnership is led by a Chief Executive Officer and a core staff of Senior Managers and Officers.  

CCP Managers