Do you want to be part of a team bridging the gap between employers and education to help young people find fulfilling careers?

Established in 2014 the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East group is one of a network of industry led groups, funded by Scottish Government, to increase and strengthen employer engagement with young people. Through engagement with thousands of employers DYW has already enriched the school experience for tens of thousands of young people.

DYW North East is recruiting six additional DYW Employer School Coordinators to work with every public secondary school in the North-east, including additional support needs schools.

The DYW Employer School Coordinators will work with schools and other agencies to support the implementation of a programme of employer engagement aimed at increasing pupils’ career awareness and skills development as part of realising the Young Person Guarantee for all young people in Scotland.

They will also work with the DYW regional team to actively recruit a range of local employers to be involved in supporting young people as part of the Young Person Guarantee.

If you have a passion for inspiring the next generation, a good employer network, a track record of working in partnership with other organisations, and most importantly are enthusiastic and flexible with a 'can do' attitude, then this role might be for you.

The ability to engage with employers and the business community across all sectors is key to this role, as is working as part of a wider team to ensure delivery on programme performance indicators.

Following completion of a central DYW induction programme these posts will be based in agreed secondary schools in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Each coordinator will work within at least two schools. The posts will be broadly based on a term time contract and a PVG will be required.

To apply, send an email to before February 28 with your CV, a covering letter about why you think you’d be right for the role and your salary expectations. Interviews will take place the week of March 8.

If you have experience of working with young people with additional support needs please include this in your covering letter.

Click here to find out more about the role and to apply.