In this issue
Job opportunitiesJobOpps
for you and your clients
Third sector vacancies here in Fife. 
Customer Adviser, Lloyds Banking Group, closing date 11.04.16
Part-time Receptionist, Fife Sports & Leisure Trust, closing date 14.04.16
Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Options Recruitment Scotland, closing date 15.04.16
Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Hand Picked Opportunity, closing date 16.04.16
Conference Technician, AV Department Ltd, closing date 29.04.16
Electrical Wholesale Trainee, R&M Distribution Limited, closing date 31.05.16
Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Buzz Recruitment Limited, closing date 30.06.16
Greetings!

We hope you're enjoying the longer evenings as spring arrives and are sure that this e-bulletin will brighten your day even further.

This month we have two special updates on:
15 April will see the UK's first National Employability Day - what are you planning to do to celebrate the work your organisation does to support the people of Fife into work?

We're working hard to secure dates for the next Employability Forum and for Know Your Network 2016 (watch this space).

We have information on some new exciting drop-ins along with dates for your diary and what's happening here in Fife, with a special mention for FEAT who have been named a "world leading mental health employability service"!

Finally a big thank you to the team at Supported Employment Service and FEAT for running two excellent training sessions on mental health and disability awareness in employability services with over 20 folk attending the two training sessions. One attendee said: "A really interesting and well facilitated training awareness programme, I really enjoyed!". 

The deadline for content to include in the next e-bulletin is Friday 30 April 2016. 

All the best,
Christine Davison
Project Support Officer
Fife Employability ForumFEF15
Fife Employability Forum 2016

We are in the process of identifying dates for the next Fife Employability Forum and Know Your Network 2016.

Watch this space for the latest updates. 

Click here to read the Note of the Fife Employability Forum from Wednesday 24 February 2016. 
Dates for Your DiaryDatesDiary
SAMH Hustings Event

Date: Thursday 14 April 2016
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Caird Hall, Dundee

As part of the SAMH 'Ask Once' campaign to put Scotland's mental health at the heart of the upcoming election, SAMH is holding a 'Question Time' hustings event. 
To book your place click the title link. You can also submit a question in advance via this link. 
Employability Dayemployabilityday

Date: Friday 15 April 2016

The UK's first Employability Day takes place on Friday 15 April. Coordinated by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), this is an opportunity for any organisation in the employment support sector to show what support means at the frontline and the positive impact it is having in the local area.
Learning & Work Institute - Scotland's Future Employment Services

Date: Monday 25 April 2016
Time: 12.00 - 3.30pm
Venue: Glasgow

Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research with the Learning and Work Institute will run a unique workshop for the National Third Sector Employability Forum members, to help draw out some of the principle messages and key learning points from the report 'Scotland's Future Employment Services'. To book your place click the title link. 
To read the full Scottish Government response to the Creating a Fairer Scotland Discussion Paper click here
Why is it Important for us to Engage With Fathers in Scotland?

Date: Thursday 28 April 2016
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Venue: Dalmarnock Hub, Springfield Road, Dalmarnock, Glasgow

This event with 'Father Network Scotland' will provide an opportunity to discuss the difference great dads and positive role models can make, the key issues facing fathers and explore how to develop the involvement of dads and positive male role models at home and in the wider society.
To find out more or to book your place click the title link. 
SURF Award Inventive Employability Workshop

Date: Thursday 02 June 2016 
Time: 9.45am-1.00pm
Venue: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event in Edinburgh provides an opportunity to explore successful current approaches towards inventive methods within employability initiatives. The winning and highly commended projects from the 'Employability' category highlighted in the 2015 SURF Awards process will provide comment on their experiences and transferable learning.
Funding OpportunitiesFundingopps

The Alec Dickson Trust provides grants of up to 500 to help young people aged under 30 or small groups of young people run a volunteering or community service project in their local area.

Tesco will award grants each year in around 400 Tesco regions to make sure the funding is spread evenly across England, Wales and Scotland. Groundwork will assess all of the applications received and then provide a shortlist of the applications for a Tesco Shortlisting panel to agree three successful projects to forward to a vote in Tesco stores.
Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund
Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) manages the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund (SIALF) on behalf of the Scottish Government. The aim of the 500,000 one-year Fund is to support community-based projects tackling social isolation. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 May 2016.
Training and Learning Opportunities
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Venue: BRAG, Crosshill Business Centre, Main Street, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BJ

Just Enterprise's finance training courses have been developed to significantly increase the ability of boards and practitioners to make valued and informed decisions relating to the financial management of Third Sector organisations. Information on a one day course in Fife can be found via the title link. 
REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Fife Voluntary Action, Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes KY7 5QF

This course is aimed at people handling food and will make them aware of how to keep food and kitchens safe.
Free Digital Skills Support - Making Digital Everyday

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Fife Voluntary action, Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF

One Digital is an exciting and unique collaborative digital skills programme. This course 'Stream 2 - Making Digital Everyday' is designed to help organisations to pass the basic digital skills on to their end users.
Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Fife Voluntary Action, Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF

Provides a certificate in emergency first aid at work.
Employability CoursesEmpSkillsCourses

When: Every Tuesday (9.30am - 12.00pm) and Wednesday (1.00 - 3.30pm)
Venue: Kirkcaldy YMCA, Hendry Crescent, KY2 5UA

This weekly drop-in provides someone to talk to, advice, support, IT and access to a credit union. 

When: Every Tuesday (12-4pm) and Thursday (12-4)
Where: The Annex (Addaction), Greig Institute, Forth Street, Leven, KY8 4PF

This drop-in is for under 25's and has advice, a cuppa and is friendly, safe and supportive. 
To read more about Clued-Up click here
What's happening in FifeHappninginFife
Universal Credit - a special update UCSpecial

We have pulled together a special update on Universal Credit (UC) in anticipation of UC going live in Fife on Friday 11 April.

This update lets you know what a claim involves, what happens once a claim is submitted and the support available here in Fife. To read this update click the title link. 
FEAT named "world leading mental health employability service"FEATworldleading
Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) and NHS Fife recently led Scotland's first ever conference devoted to the use of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) to improve employment outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. 
A leading expert in the field Dr Clare Reeder, a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at King's College, London hailed the combined work of FEAT and NHS Fife as the world-leading service of its kind.
To read more click the title link. 
Fife's young people step up for 'Our Bright Future'

The Big Lottery Fund is investing 33 million in more than 30 organisations to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders. The Fife Rural Skills Partnership based in Fife is receiving 1 million of this fund. 
Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today. 
Fife-ETC case study shared on Ready for Business

Click the title link to read a case study on Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC). 
Other News
Creating a Fairer Scotland - devolution of work choice/work programme updateWPWC

Click the title link for an update on the devolution of work choice/work programme to Scotland from Pegs Bailey, Employability Development Officer, Fife Voluntary Action. 
Fife Voluntary Action
Tel: 0800 389 6046
Fife Voluntary Action is the Third Sector Interface for the Fife Council area.
supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Registered Office: Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF.

Fife Voluntary Action is a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland No. SC203613 and Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO28457.

Fife Voluntary Action | Craig Mitchell House | Flemington Road | Glenrothes | Fife | KY7 5QF | United Kingdom