Making charity jobs open to all

A new campaign from two major children’s charities urges employers, particularly those in the voluntary sector, to make more job opportunities available to young people without degrees.

As reported in CYP Now, Children England and the National Children’s Bureau say that the charity sector should be leading on the issue of inclusive employment practices. It is hoped that signing up to the ‘Open To All’ campaign will be seen as a valuable commitment.

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Helping the sector in Scotland employ young people

Community Jobs Scotland, the scheme that funds third sector employers to give work to young people, has opened for registration of potential providers for 2015/16.

In its fifth year, CJS aims to create 1,000 jobs for young people, with a guaranteed duration of 39 weeks for 16 and 17-year-olds or a minimum of 26 weeks for 18 to 24-year-olds. The first stage of the application process for employers is to complete an online form, by noon, 29th June.

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