A Chance to Make a Difference: DGDYW Are Recruiting


Dumfries & Galloway Chamber is recruiting for the role of DYW Programme Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to head up and lead the project team which will deliver the Scottish Government’s Developing the Young Workforce initiative  in Dumfries & Galloway.

The job is a real chance to make a positive difference to the prospects of young people across the region.

The successful candidate and will be contracted by Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce, and will report to the Regional DYW Board in relation to the agreed KPIs in addition to the Dumfries & Galloway Chamber Board in regard Employment and Performance matters.


Developing the Young Workforce – Dumfries & Galloway (DYW DG)                       

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Location: Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce,  Eskdale House,

The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ.  

Contract: Fixed-Term 1 Year commencing June 2017

Hours: 21 Hours Per Week


The Programme Director will :

•              Lead on the development of activities to support the DYW agenda

•              Manage and co-ordinate a small team of staff

•              Have an understanding of the aims and objectives of the DYW agenda

•              Be able to demonstrate experience of leading and managing people to successful outcomes

•              Be a high performing individual who will be able to create and maintain strategic partnerships and operate effectively in both the business and education sectors.

The successful applicant will be persuasive, resolute and energetic and will have a first-class opportunity to influence this important aspect of the Scottish Government’s agenda for youth employment in Scotland in one of the county’s key economic locations.

Closing Date for application: Friday May 26th 2017

All applicants must be eligible to work within the EU

Applications should submit their CV and covering letter via e-mail to:  Tom Armstrong, DGChamber President : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicant’s data and privacy will be maintained at all time under the requirements of the Data Privacy Protection Act.

DGChamber is an Equal Opportunities Employer