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About Us

All about our organisation

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"

Big Lottery Vacancy

Please find below detail of vacancy being advertised by DEAP ltd and details on how to apply for it. Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Project Co-ordinator - Steps to Success Project - Delivery in Arbroath and surrounding areas. Based in Arbroath.

DEAP require a project Co-ordinator to manage and supervise a small team within the Steps to Success Project in Angus. The post holder will be required to manage the day to day operations of the project ensuring quality, performance and contractual compliance. The post holder will be the interface between the team and management, and be accountable for the team in areas of performance, procedures, administration and operational issues. The post holder will supervise and support the team to work toward achieving project targets, and ensure that all records are up to date and accurate. A flexible and responsible approach to the business/project.

The ideal candidate will have:

� A proven record of supporting and developing a small team of staff within a grant funded project.

� An in-depth understanding of the needs of economically inactive and unemployed individuals.

� The ability to prepare and develop a marketing strategy in line with the principle of the project.

� Ability to identify new opportunities for growth and development and assist senior management with preparing funding applications.

� Maintain a quality service to the project beneficiaries and partners at all times.

� Accurate reporting and data collecting including experience of monitoring and evaluating to maximise the project potential.

� Understanding of budgets/funding and relevant reporting both internally and externally.

� Excellent record of timekeeping and attendance.

� A clean driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Minimum 35 hours per week. (Salary £20,487 p.a. funded for upto 3 years by BL)

If interested in this post, please email your CV in the first instance with a covering letter to Kyle Nicol at knicol@deap.co.uk

The closing date for this position is 12 noon, Thursday 5th March 2015

Interviews will take place at DEAP ltd, Unit 12 East, Manhattan Works, Dundonald Street, Dundee DD3 7PY.

Please note: The successful candidates will require a PVG check (paid for by employer).

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

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.

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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 - 1pm - 4pm: 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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