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5by20 Dundee – Autumn Programme

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Free Business and Enterprising Training for Women
Autumn Programme kick starts with the hugely successful
FAST TRACK to BUSINESS SUCCESS – Aug 21st-25th
Places are limited
After the  successful Spring Programme, 5by20 Dundee kick starts this Autumn with the one week intensive Fast Track to Business Success, followed by a series of short courses that focus on Exploring your Business IdeaPlanning  your Business, Managing Your Business and Growing Your Business.  All courses are FREE to attend however booking is essential as places are limited.  All booking links can be found on the links below.
Each course is designed to support and encourage women reach their goals however big or small.  In addition, this programme is widely supported by many local and national business and initiatives, meaning support continues once the training programme finishes.  If you would like to learn more or would like to support the programme please don’t hesitate to get in touch – angie@showcasethestreet.co.uk
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THE WISE GROUP CELEBRATES BECOMING THE 845th LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER

845th Employer to commit to at least £8.45 per hour

Wise Group (DSEN Member)  has today accredited as the 845th Living Wage employer.

Mr. Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work is visiting Dundee to celebrate the Wise Group becoming the 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland and to highlight the importance of the Living Wage in the Scottish and local economies.

The Wise Group has been transforming lives through social enterprise since 1983. Supporting over 50,000 people a year we make a positive difference to people, communities and society by helping customers gain new skills and employment, reducing re-offending, regenerating communities and tackling fuel poverty. We have a clear understanding of the type of support our customers need and have a proven track record of providing both innovative and high quality services. The Wise Group delivers results by working closely with stakeholders and partners.

The Living Wage commitment confirms that all Wise Group staff receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum wage for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Mr Keith Brown said:

“The Living Wage is set at £8.45 an hour, so it’s fitting that I’m here to celebrate the Wise Group becoming the 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland. This proven investment in people leads to increased productivity and reduced staff absence, while sending a strong signal about fairness to your organisation’s stakeholders, and I applaud Wise for recognising its value.

“As well as setting a great example to other businesses, and in particular other social enterprise’s across Scotland, this achievement marks another positive milestone on our journey towards having 1,000 Living Wage accredited employers by autumn 2017.”

Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group said

‘The Wise Group culture focuses on ensuring that all our staff feel valued and recognised. We have chosen to pay the living wage as an important part of our investment in our people. I believe that other Scottish employers and their employees would also see wider benefits from adopting it’

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said

‘The Poverty Alliance congratulates Wise Group for becoming our 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland. There is a long way to go to address in-work poverty for the estimated 467,000 low-paid people in Scotland. Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers like Wise

Group that choose to go further than the government minimum, signalling to staff, customers and other companies that Living Wage is part of their core values’

 

 

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Job Opportunity – Business Developer

 

 

 

 

 

Business Developer

Salary: £36,000 pro rata p.a.

Application deadline: 26th July 2017

This post is a fixed term contract starting on 7th August 2017 and ending on 8th December 2017.  Based in the DSEN office at Factory Skatepark. The post holder will work with the Project Co-ordinator and the university researcher to develop the plans.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Delivering a scoping, planning and social impact study into the potential for a funeral service in Dundee.
  • Writing a 3 year business plan.
  • Create the Performance measures based on the outcomes to be included in the financial case for a new social enterprise model to form the basis of a stage 2 funding application later in 2017.
  • Prepare the application information for the Stage 2 Social Innovation Fund application.

For further information please see below or contact us on admin@dundeesen.org 

 Business Developer JD description 

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DSEN’s June Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter released!

Click on the following link: DSEN June Newsletter 2017

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The Factory Skatepark – PAT Testing available

The Factory Skatepark offers PAT Testing. For more info see below.

Pat testing 2

 

 

 

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