The Local Employability Partnership (LEP) brings together partners to share information about their organisations and to discuss future changes and initiatives. This ensures a strategic approach to planning, implementation and delivery, and identifies opportunities for joint working and helps tackle inequality and poverty and improve job outcomes and increase skills.
The LEP comprises:
Contact Chief Executive Officer Rona Hunter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Local Employability Partnership oversees the Joined Up for Jobs, Joined Up for Business, Joined Up for Young People, and Joined Up for Families elements.
Joined Up for Jobs sets out the framework for a partnership of key agencies and frontline services to work together to help more people into employment, improve skills and reduce poverty through our Strategic Skills Pipeline and the new Enhanced Regional Skills Pipeline.
CCP contract manages most of the services on offer, including contract management of the emerging No One Left Behind funded provision and the wider Edinburgh and South East Scotland frameworks.
Support is given through website resources, a client management information system, quarterly provider forums, contract management, partnership leverage opportunities, capacity building and co-production and co-design.
Joined Up for Business gives businesses a "no wrong door" approach and offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service, as well as a business growth support service for SMEs. We will help businesses identify funding initiatives that can support their recruitment, training and business growth needs. We also support the Fort Kinnaird Recruitment Skills Centre, and the new St James Quarter development through the FUSE skill centre.
Joined Up for Young People (JUfYP) is the youth employment strategy led by the Young Person’s Guarantee team and consists of the Youth Employability Partnership & JUfYP network partners. It aims to provide training, education, and work opportunities for young people as part of the Scottish Governments commitment through Young Person's Guarantee.
Joined Up for Families offers development support and contract management to projects supporting the six priority family groups most affected by poverty and inequality to progress. These projects include the Parental Employment Support Fund, the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region the Deal Intensive Family Support Service, Maximise! and the development of several new whole family support projects including The Whole Family Equality Project and the expansion of Maximise! Early Years in Edinburgh.