Consultant sought to map employability services in region

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is looking for a consultant to identify third sector organisations within the region that are providing employability-related services to deliver activities linking to the Employability Pipeline.

TSDG is one of 32 third sector interfaces in Scotland. There is one in each local authority area. TSDG has four purposes:

  • To be the voice of the third sector
  • To be a source of knowledge and expertise about the sector
  • To build the capacity of the sector
  • To provide leadership to the sector

The vision of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

TSDG receives funding from Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability and Skills Partnership and South of Scotland Enterprise to strengthen the role of third sector organisations in employability; through this work we aim to improve the capacity, scope and influence of third sector employability provision, helping to increase employment opportunities for people across our region.

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Project proposals should be sent by email to our Employability Manager by midnight Thursday December 21.

Reasons why the project is needed

The scope and breadth of third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway is vast. The piece of work will allow a better understanding of the sector and lead to greater engagement.

Project objectives

Time: the project is to take place between January and March 2024, with work completed by the 31 March. 

Cost: to be agreed

Quality: the analysis will provide a report mapping of third sector organisations providing employability support services across Dumfries and Galloway, that can be used to support further engagement by TSDG.

Scope and exclusions: Working across Dumfries and Galloway the Consultant will support the development of the TSDG Employability work by providing a detailed inventory of the services provided by the third sector that support the employability pipeline in Dumfries and Galloway; this will include national, regional and local organisations, including the hard-to-reach grassroots organisations.

This role is an excellent opportunity to build new organisational contacts and develop existing ones.

For more information, please see the Full Project Brief link above or email