Fife Tourism Partnership

Supported Employment Service

A free and confidential employment support service for people living in Fife with disabilities or health issues

Our employability and skills programmes are designed to meet individuals’ work goals and are accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds including:

  • Young people
  • Adults
  • People with disabilities, health conditions and mental health issue

We work with people on a one to one basis, getting to know them, their skills, abilities and work preferences. This helps people design a plan for work that might include:

  • Individual assessment of challenges or barriers holding people back from
    seeking work and finding solutions to help people progress on their
    employability journey.
  • Participation in an employability programme, training or sectoral skills
  • Identifying learning or training needs to achieve accredited qualifications.
  • Work placements and Work trials.
  • Identifying employers who are willing to tailor opportunities for our clients.
  • In-work support such as negotiating flexible working or helping employers
    provide adjustments or accommodations for people who need additional
    support in the workplace.

The service provide supported employment services that help people with disabilities and disadvantages
prepare for, find and stay in work.

They offer specialist employment training programmes for people with mental health issues; people with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders and young people who have, or are displaying, the characteristics of mental health issues.

Working with a range of partners in Fife including Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnership, Education, Community Services and Third Sector providers.

Supporting people on their journey to work:

  • Increases independence, social inclusion and meaningful community involvement
  • Increases confidence, self-esteem and self worth

What we offer employers?

The service support Fife employers to provide successful and meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities and health issues.

We offer employers:

  • Information on current diversity and equality legislation
  • Disability Awareness Training for staff to increase confidence when dealing with disabled colleagues and customers
  • Support for employees who are struggling to stay in work due to disability or health issues
  • Help to become a Disability Confident employer
Supported employment Service

Employer Recruitment Incentives

The Fife Job Contract (FJC) team are responsible for our Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERIs) that helps Fife based businesses create meaningful jobs, apprenticeships and upskilling opportunities for unemployed people living in Fife.

FJC ERIs help employers with training and wage costs that can be used to create paid jobs supernumerary to the existing workforce, tailored to meet the needs of the business or the individual looking for work.

ERIs can be used to invest in emerging or challenged business sectors, for harder to fill or entry level opportunities. The creation of jobs through ERIs helps individuals build employability skills and confidence whilst in paid work to enhance their future job prospects and progression towards to sustainable employment.

Employers can apply for FJC ERI investment by contacting