News & Opportunities Funding Community Jobs Scotland Fund Location: Scotland Help a young person in your local area, while benefitting your own charity, with the Community Jobs Scotland scheme. Community Jobs Scotland is coordinated by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and aims to create a wide range of third sector jobs for young people aged 16 to 29 years, who are more disadvantaged in the labour market. Third sector organisations can apply to be a CJS employer and, if accepted, will receive up to £10,000 to help cover related costs, such as wages, national insurance, training support and supervision. A young person recruited through CJS funding becomes a staff member of your organisation, and as their employer you have the responsibility to meet all statutory obligations, as well as providing a mentoring role. As a base line, CJS employers are required to offer a minimum of 25 hours of paid work per week, or 16 hours per week for young people with disabilities or health issues, paid at the minimum wage. Where possible, SCVO encourage CJS employers to offer more hours and/or a higher wage rate. An additional training fund is also available as well as a limited fund that supports employers to pay the living wage. The first stage of the CJS application process is to complete the Employer Registration form. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a log-in to the CJS postal to start submitting your jobs and promotional support from SCVO. For full details, more information and to apply, visit the SCVO website, email [email protected] or contact Francis Harkin on 0141 559 5026.