Community benefits

Welcome to the employability community benefit support page.

You have reached this section as you may have…

  1. Enquired about a contract you wish to bid for and secure
  2. Require additional knowledge to support your tender
  3. Shown an interest in Community Benefits (CBs)
  4. Contacted a Joined Up for Business partner to understand the employability landscape in Edinburgh.
What are community benefits?

Community benefit clauses are:

  • Contractual requirements which deliver wider benefits in addition to the core purpose of the contract
  • A key component in maximising social, economic and environmental benefits.
  • Include targeted recruitment and training, small business and social enterprise development and community engagement.

We support organisations and contractors to achieve their Community Benefit commitments, whether that organisation is delivering a contract on behalf of a public sector organisation e.g. City of Edinburgh Council, NHS or through public/private funding.

We offer a single point of contact which can allow you to…

  • Understand the employability landscape in Edinburgh
  • Deliver and achieve all proposed employability led CBs
  • Take advantage of our single point of contact into our wide network of public sector and third sector partnerships.

If you would like a copy of our Community Benefits Employer Pack, please contact Lauren Fraser who will be happy to discuss your requirements and send you one.

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Joined Up for Business offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service for businesses in Edinburgh. It also provides business growth support for micro and small to medium enterprises.

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The Joined up for Business partnership brings together free services from a range of public agencies who seek to grow employment opportunities by making it easier to do business in Edinburgh.

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