Employer Liaison Officer

Employer Liaison Officer

Job Description

The Role:

The Employer Liaison Officer will report to the DYW Programme Operations Manager and is responsible for supporting the delivery of a programme of work to effect real change around youth opportunities and greater employer engagement in this process. The main focus will be to support the delivery of an employer-led programme of work, through a small team hosted by The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Regional Board and Working Groups to achieve the KPIs and outputs agreed with Scottish Government. This is an externally facing and potentially high profile role within the business and education community, working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.

As an Employer Liaison Officer, you will be responsible for managing a team of school based DYW Coordinators. You will manage performance and delivery of KPIs aligned to these roles which involves implementing a programme of employer engagement aimed at enhancing the curriculum and increasing pupils’ career awareness and skills development through pupil-focused delivery, partnerships and networks and monitoring and review.

The role also involves engagement with a range of stakeholders, mainly:

Employers, in collaboration with local engagement structures to create, capture and promote opportunities for education and industry to connect, support inclusive recruitment practice, promote development of good employer vocational routes into employment and build trusted and productive relationships.

Education, mainly the senior leadership teams in schools and local authorities, to support the delivery of DYW Partnership Agreements and Industry and Education Partnerships.

Skills Development Scotland, to ensure complementary delivery of services

Possessing excellent communication skills and demonstrating competence in leading people to deliver impact and dealing with businesses and people at all levels up to the highest senior management, the Delivery Officer will support all aspects of the programme.

Responsible to:

The DYW Employer Liaison Officer is responsible to the DYW Programme Operations Manager.

Responsible for:

A team of school based DYW Coordinators.

Overall Purpose of the Post:

Manage school based DYW Coordinators across several groups of schools: you will be responsible for leading their work towards established KPIs. You will lead, monitor and ensure:

DYW Coordinators pupil-focused engagement is delivered to a high standard, collaborative, reflective of the labour market and relevant frameworks for delivery.

Partnerships and networks are proactive, delivering impact and added value for all involved.

KPIs are tracked using relevant tools, using analysis to identify opportunities and challenges and creating and supporting delivery of plans to highlight and overcome these.

Management of a portfolio of subcontract-managed school-based DYW Coordinators, ensuring where relevant, this is done to contract standards.

Manage engagement with larger employers and partners to ensure a pipeline of opportunities are available:

Capture and promote insight, skills, events and recruitment opportunities
Support and shape inclusive recruitment practice
Promote development of good employer vocational routes into employment
Build trusted and productive relationships
Support the management of events, marketing and communications.
Support partnership work with colleges, third sector providers and wider partners operating in the
DYW space.

Duties include:

Leadership and Management of a team of school-based DYW Coordinators
Liaison with key stakeholders to deliver the DYW message, support services, projects and brand
activities for DYW Tay Cities. This includes meeting with businesses and working with partners to
ensure no duplication of activity. Presentations to a variety of audiences is involved.
Supporting delivery of The Young Persons Guarantee.
Project Managing delivery of activities
Recording interactions to ensure validity in reporting for KPIs and impact. Gathering case studies that
contribute to qualitative impact evaluation, communication and marketing for DYW.
To cover duties of other team members, where required, during periods of holidays and sickness.
Any other duties as appropriate to the post and changes to grant funding requirements.

This is a hybrid role is based in Dundee with travel throughout the Tay Cities Region (Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross). A full driving license and use of a car for business purposes is desirable. Flexibility to respond to the needs of our stakeholders will require work on evenings and some weekends for events.

All of the responsibilities and duties are to be carried out according to the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce’s standards, policies and procedures.

Salary Brackets
DYW Tay Cities

Apply here: Employer Liaison Officer – Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Jobs Hub (pcjh.co.uk)

If you have any enquiries, please email – Lisalaidlaw@dywtaycities.co.uk

Website and Social Media Coordinator

Website and Social Media Coordinator

Job Description

Job Title: Website and Social Media Coordinator – Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

Location: Dundee based

About Us: Developing the Young Workforce Tay Cities is a pioneering initiative dedicated to bridging the gap between education and employment, empowering young individuals with the skills and opportunities needed to thrive in the workforce. We collaborate with schools, businesses, and community partners to create impactful programs and initiatives that promote career awareness, skills development, and meaningful connections.

Job Overview: We are seeking a talented Website and Social Media Coordinator to join our team and oversee the management and optimization of our online platforms. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and updating our website, as well as managing our presence on various social media channels. This role plays a crucial part in enhancing our digital presence, engaging our audience, and amplifying the impact of our initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage and update the DYW website, ensuring content accuracy, relevance, and user-friendliness.
• Develop and implement strategies to optimize website performance, including SEO, user experience
enhancements, and content optimization.
• Create engaging and informative content for the website, including articles, blog posts, event
listings, and resources.
• Monitor website analytics and performance metrics to track user engagement, identify trends, and
make data-driven decisions for improvement.
• Manage DYW’s presence on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and
• Develop and execute social media content calendars, scheduling posts, and monitoring engagement
and interactions.
• Create compelling multimedia content, including graphics, videos, and infographics, to enhance
social media engagement.
• Respond to comments, messages, and inquiries across social media channels in a timely and
professional manner.
• Collaborate with internal teams to promote DYW initiatives, events, and programs through website
and social media channels.
• Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in website management
and social media marketing.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Experience in marketing, communications, digital media, or related field.
• Proven experience in website management, content creation, and social media marketing.
• Strong understanding of website management platforms (e.g., WordPress) and social media
management tools (e.g., Hootsuite, Buffer).
• Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to create engaging and persuasive content for
diverse audiences.
• Proficiency in graphic design and multimedia content creation tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite).
• Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret website and social media analytics to drive
performance improvements.
• Creative thinker with a passion for storytelling and engaging audiences through digital channels.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal
teams and external partners.
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


• Competitive salary
• Comprehensive benefits package
• Opportunities for professional development and growth
• Positive and collaborative work environment
• Making a meaningful impact on the future workforce

If you are a motivated and creative individual with a passion for digital marketing and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team at DYW Tay Cities.

Salary Brackets
DYW Tay Cities

Apply here: https://pcjh.co.uk/job/dyw-tay-cities-other-full-time-website-and-social-media-coordinator/ 

If you have any enquiries, please email – Lisalaidlaw@dywtaycities.co.uk