JUfJ provider forum

The forum is an independent network of employability service providers in Edinburgh. It is run by and for providers through a steering group. 

The forum meets regularly and provides an opportunity for practitioners from across the network to come together.  It consists of organisations and individuals who support people to progress into sustainable employment. Our network strengthens the links between employability and tackling poverty, both locally and nationally.

The forum steering group is comprised of network representatives. The remit of the group is to:

  • Represent all members of the network
  • Liaise between funding bodies and members
  • Disseminate key messages to all stakeholders
  • Broaden the reach of the forum
  • Set agendas
  • Organise JUfJ forum meetings and events
  • Attend employability and related events
  • Highlight issues as raised by the forum network.

The steering group will meet prior to each session to finalise the agenda.

May 2024

The next forum will take place on Thursday 30th May 2024. The link to sign up for the forum is here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joined-up-for-jobs-forum-may-tickets-886169375457?aff=oddtdtcreator(this will open in a new window)

February 2024

Forum Member Updates:

Linda Fraser Bectu Vison - Creative Industries https://bit.ly/BV-Signposts(this will open in a new window)

JUfJ Forum Steering Group
Name Organisation Role
Craig Dutton Capital City Partnership Steering Group Member
Barry McCairn Start Scotland/Fedcap Steering Group Member
Kate Kelman Capital City Partnership Steering Group Member
Katie Weavers The City of Edinburgh Council Steering Group Member
Marion Findlay Volunteer Edinburgh Vice-Chair
Roisin Bathe Capital City Partnership Steering Group Member
Sally McGreevy Access to Industry Chair
Sheila Thomson Community Renewal Trust Steering Group Member
Vince Connor Forth Sector Steering Group Member
Debra Tracey Direct Partners Steering Group Member
Aisling Lynch Citadel Youth Centre Steering Group Member

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