See current vacancies within the DYW Glasgow team below.

Programme Manager

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Working to support the first Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) group in Scotland, you will be responsible for working with businesses to increase industry links with education and move more young people into employment. The portfolio of work is based on findings from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce with the ultimate aim to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.

You will manage a broad portfolio of projects and will be responsible for developing and managing industry and education links, namely strategic Schools and Business Partnerships. You will facilitate relationships between stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes are achieved for all involved. Close working with businesses and schools is at the heart of this role as well as fostering new business relationships with the ultimate aim of engaging them with DYW activity.

You will be responsible for the promotion of the apprenticeship family as well as thematic work to support the city’s economic priorities. Key to the success of the role is stakeholder engagement and relationship management.

This is a demanding and front facing role as part of the Projects Team based within Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Thus is an excellent opportunity to deliver innovative and potentially high profile projects within the business community and work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including Skills Development Scotland and Glasgow City Council. You should be a self-motivated individual who can manage a range of diverse projects and deliver a high quality level of project management.

Working for DYW Glasgow is an opportunity to be part of an innovative and creative team striving to make a measurable difference in the world of skills and youth employability.

You will work closely in a small team alongside another Programme Manager and a Senior Programme Manager who will provide guidance and leadership. You will be supported by a Digital Communications Executive and Project Coordinator as well as the wider team at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.


  • Manage projects from inception to completion and deliver against internal and external deadlines
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal colleagues and external partners to deliver projects on brief, on time and on budget
  • Work to achieve pre-set KPIs and other performance indicators
  • Work as part of the team to use creative marketing and networking to get business involved with DYW Glasgow’s programme of work
  • Work with key partners in education services to ensure a range of DYW activities are delivered across schools in the city
  • Play a key role in the reduction of youth unemployment by engaging with partners and stakeholders such as Glasgow Guarantee and Skills Development Scotland
  • Deliver impact on key equalities issues by working with partners such as MCR Pathways
  • Develop and deliver events which progress the DYW agenda i.e. Business Breakfasts, Digital Events and Jobs Fairs
  • Provide timely Management Information and reports
  • Any other relevant duties which may be required

Person specification

  • Strong project and time management Skills
  • Significant experience of employer engagement and stakeholder management while building firm relationships and networks
  • Clear evidence of ability to liaise and facilitate discussion at senior management level, where appropriate
  • Collaborative working with various types of stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Good interpersonal skills including, communication, influencing, negotiating and listening
  • Experience of partnership working across the education or employability sectors
  • Strong track record of team working
  • Effective decision-making skills and ability to use own initiative
  • Self-starter and ability to work with limited supervision within a small team
  • Ability to identify gaps and opportunities, creating solutions and acting upon these in a proactive and engaging manner
  • Highly organised, with ability to self-plan and prioritise workloads
  • Effective IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Evaluating and Analysis skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local labour market
  • A passion for playing a key role in making a difference to the city by working directly with the business community in partnership with key stakeholders


  • Experience of working in the education or employability sector or within an economic development environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of Glasgow’s economic issues


This is a fixed-term position until March 2021. If applying as a secondment opportunity, please state this in your Covering Letter. The role is based within Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 30 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EQ.

Salary: Circa £29,000.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

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