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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Employability support

Creating jobs in Scotland's voluntary sector for unemployed young people

We are currently working with Angus, East Dunbartonshire, Fife, Highland and South Lanarkshire councils in creating local 26-week paid work experience opportunities.

Funding for each opportunity may come from one of the following programmes

  • Long Term Unemployed Job Creation Programme (LTU)
  • Youth Guarantee Programme Funding
  • UK Community Renewal Fund

Interested – complete the Employer Registration

If you are an employer currently working with us through the CJS or Kickstart programme, get in touch with your SCVO Account Manager to discuss further.

Enquiries contact or call 0141 739 3870

Latest vacancies

We create employment opportunities for unemployed people within voluntary sector organisations throughout Scotland - particularly those who are more disadvantaged in the labour market. If you work with an organisation supporting potential applicants, please contact us on 0141 739 3870 or at to arrange a log in to access the Eligibility Application form.

Get involved: Employers

We work with hundreds of employers across Scotland, with thousands of vacancies filled to date

10 years of Community Jobs Scotland

CJS supported those furthest from the job market and helped to transform lives

Get involved: People looking for work

Our programmes focus in particular on unemployed people who are more disadvantaged in the labour market, including; care experienced, carers, early Armed Forces service leavers, those with criminal convictions and those who have disabilities or other health issues