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Aspiring Social Enterprise Meeting – Employment Policy & Procedures

Aspiring Social Enterprise Meeting
Employment Policy & Procedures
Date: 17th February Time: 9:15 – 12:30
Venue: Factory Skatepark

Jeni McCabe of SCR Solutions Ltd,  23 South Tay Street Dundee, Human Resources Consultancy will be running the Employment – Policies and Procedures Workshop on Friday 17th February 2017 at the Factory Skatepark.

Jeni qualified in human resource management, post graduate level, in 2007 and has considerable experience in working with private and public sector clients. As the Director of a small business in Dundee Jeni understands the needs and constraints within small organisations and the local economy. The Workshop run by Jeni on Friday 17th February (please note not 16th as previously stated) will cover:

* Pre-employment – job description, advertising, interviewing, avoiding discrimination

* Starting employment – contracts, admin, induction process

* Legalities of employment – employers responsibilities, health & safety, rights to work in the UK

* Wage rates & pension information

* Statutory holiday and sickness provisions

* Safe dismissals – just in case it’s not working out.

This DSEN Event is open to all Aspiring Social Enterprises and DSEN Full members. To book contact: Raymond Chan at email: or telephone: 01382 504848.


Meet the Buyer – Tayside

Meet the buyer flyer

Meet the buyer flyer

An opportunity for buyers to meet direct with potential suppliers.

For more information contact, John Scott on 01382 434275



Good to Go Drop-off service

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This is a pilot service for older and disabled passengers. This 15 seat bus, journeys from the city centre with departures from The Howff Bus Shelter at 4.15pm and 5.15pm and will drop passengers along the route shown above.  Passengers will need to join the Good to Go Travel Club before using the service (this is free to join). For more info click Good to Go drop-off service leaflet


A visit to local community services – Link up Whitfield


Kirsty Scott

Operations Manager

My role is to support the DSEN team, engage with current and new members to promote their business.

Kirsty Scott, DSEN’s Operations Manager, visited Link up Whitfield Community Service Complex, 101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee, (Inspiring Scotland project hosted by DSEN member, Volunteer Dundee) to meet Sandra Stewart, Community Development Worker for Volunteer Dundee as part of the TSI Outreach programme.  Sandra is on hand to provide information and support activities and groups in the Whtifield area every Wednesday 12-2pm and met at the Link Up Lunch Club which provides fresh home made food as part of the Dundee Healthy Living Initiative.


Joe Thompson


Busy in the kitchen!

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Reaching out to the local community

Local residents help run the Lunch Club led by Joe Thomson, Lunch Club Development Officer every Wednesday from 12pm – 1.30pm and it is proving very popular! They are looking for volunteers to help with their new community allotment project where they will be a gardening venture growing vegetables that they can use in the kitchen. If you don’t have green fingers there are other activities going on Monday to Friday that include Camera Club, Baking Group, Dance Group, Arts & Craft and a Cinema Club. They are looking for people to participate in these to get together and meet new people. If you live in the area, pop over and see whats on and if you have a group idea of your own, get in touch with Sandra –

For information on the Whitfield Community Service visit and the Outreach programme visit VG Outreach Programme Jan to Mar


Wise Group – First to deliver

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The Wise Group (DSEN member) has been successful in the procurement of two of the four regions for the new Work Able Scotland employability programme.  This is the initial one-year programme that will be the transition from the UK government Work Programme to a new Scottish approach to delivering employment support services.


Work Able Scotland is due to start on 1 April 2017 and aims to support customers into sustainable jobs through high quality employment support services delivered locally. It will be aimed at ESA and Universal Credit claimants who want to work and cannot be supported through other Job Centre Plus or DWP provision.


It is a voluntary programme and will be managed by Skills Development Scotland. Customers will work with coaches to develop individual action plans tailored to meet their needs. They will work with the same coach throughout their time on the programme and will be able to access support that will encourage them to find employment and to stay in work.


The Wise Group has set up a partnership of 21 third sector organisations, who will deliver end to end support and specialist services for up to 847 people across Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside, and, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire. Eight end to end partners will provide coaching in specific geographical locations. Thirteen specialist support partners will provide specialist support for customers through appropriate local provision.


There will be a focus on working with local employers to source good quality job opportunities for customers and help employers find hidden talent among local people that are currently not in the labour market.


Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, said:

“The Wise Group is delighted to be working with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland to help deliver the new Scottish approach to supporting people into and sustaining work.  We have set up a consortium of third sector organisations that have a proven track record of success in matching the skills and talents of people with the needs of local employers.”

“We are combining proven methods of support with innovative ways of working so that we can reach those people who are most in need of support.”


For further information contact Chris Seely on 07710 250 189