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About Us

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DEAP Limited (previously know as Dundee Employment and Aftercare) is a Not For Profit organisation that supports residents within communities throughout Dundee, Angus and Fife. 

We aim to support people to maximise their opportunities in life by giving them the skills, knowledge and support to gain employment, move into Furhter Education, Training, Volunteering and Independent living.  We do this by offering a range of free services to meet the needs of individuals including:

  • Employability Skills, for those looking to gain and sustain employment. 
  • Accredited training and sector speicifc training to give individuals the skills and knowledge that give them a competetive edge in the the job market.
  • Information, Advice, and advocacy support to ensure that each person that engages on our projects is better equipped to make informative decisions that are important to them now and for the future. 
  • Advocacy support where appropriate
  • Lifeskills and Independent Living Skills
  • Sector Specific Training
  • Work Placement /Taster Opportunities with local employers
  • Volunteering Opportunities both within DEAP and with partner businesses
  • In work support and aftercare services

Overview of DEAP

DEAP Ltd was formed in 1996 but its origins can be found in the Business Support Group that existed from 1988 - 1995 to support the Whitfield Partnership which had been formed to spearhead the regeneration of the Whitfield area of Dundee. For over a quarter of a decade DEAP has continued to develop, implement and deliver innovative and successful projects that support the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society. Equality of access for all is important to us and we continually review and evaluate our services to ensure we reach those who are most at need. " Helping Communities Work"

Free services for Business

At no cost to your business we can help with the following: Pre-recruitment selection which includes job matching by co-ordinating CV's and applications, shortlisting candidates, interviews on behalf of the employer. We can advertise your vacancies through our network of partners and employment agencies and have facilities/room which may be available on DEAP premises for employers wishing to conduct interviews with candidates.

DEAP have a large database of motivated clients registered on our books, ready to be job matched to suitable vacancies to match their abilities and skills with the needs of our employers. DEAP can offer a valuable aftercare service tailored to the needs of employers. The service helps to ensure a smooth working relationship between employers and their employees, therefore helping reduce staff turnover, in turn reducing costs and time to your organisation.

Job Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

We require a project Co-ordinator to join us in our Next Steps Project based in Dundee. The ideal candidate will have experience of supervising/managing a small team. The ability to develop a range of interventions to support Looked After and Vulnerable Young People. The role involves supervising staff, monitoring and evaluation of the project, identifying alternative sources of funding to sustain the project, providing training and support to staff and young people preparing reports to management, developing a marketing strategy, networking and preparing presentations and events.

The post holder will support the staff team to carry out assessment of the young people and agree with them progression plans. A key role will be identifying, signposting and working with appropriate specialist agencies to meet the needs of the young people. The post holder will be required to be flexible in their approach to work and an effective team member with the ability to sustain and develop a varied and challenging workload. Previous experience in a similar role is required. The use of a car and a clean driving licence is desirable.

Minimum 35 hours per week. (Salary £20,487 p.a.) BL funded to November 2017

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon Tuesday 2nd June 2015. Interviews will take place 8-10 June 2015 in the Dundee Office during which we will ask you to deliver a 10 minute presentation on The Importance of Managerial Control over Budgets, Staffing, and Performance & Communication.

If you would like further information, please call the Next Steps Office on: 01382 450785 or 01382 457575

Please note: The successful candidates will require a PVG check (paid for by employer) If interested in this post, please email your CV and cover letter in the first instance to Kyle Nichol email address knichol@deap.co.uk

DEAP is an equal opportunities employer and are glad to receive applications from anyone regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, age, gender or disability.

DEAP on Dundee Channel


Steps to Success Project on Youtube


Next Steps Community Jobshop Stobswell

NEW!! Starting Wednesday 18th February 2015


Next Steps Community Jobshop Stobswell

DEAP are re- introducing our community jobshop in Manhattan Works, Stobswell centre. The jobshop is funded by the Big Lottery through our Next Steps Project.

It is aimed at all unemployed and economically inactive young people up to the age of 25 who live in Dundee, and who are NEET, vulnerable, and or disengaged and have identified barriers to progression into employment, training, education or further education. The Jobshop aims to equip unemployed young people with the tools and the confidence they need to find work. Our jobshop is a friendly environment where trained staff will provide hands on advice and guidance to job seekers in areas of:

• Access to the internet, newspapers, free stationery, printing and postage

• Self Marketing - Transferrable Skills

• Help with CV writing and updating

• Basic IT - online jobsearch

• Writing letter of application - forms and covering letters

• Setting up and using Universal Jobmatch

• Interview Skills - Mock Interviews

• Additional support specific to the individual where appropriate

• Free refreshments /tea/coffee

• Travel expenses will be reimbursed on receipt of bus ticket.

Weekly Opening Times:

• Monday - 1pm - 4pm: Wednesday - 2pm - 4.30pm: Friday - 10am - 1pm

No appointment is necessary during the above noted times, however appointments can be arranged by work coaches/advisors for their clients where 1:1 support may be required and appropriate.

If you would like more information please get in touch on 01382 450785 or email DEAPNS@deap.co.uk


Unit 12 East, Manhattan Works,

Dundonald Street, Dundee



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