In 2018 The SCQF Partnership was asked by the Scottish Funding Council to take forward work to support Recommendation 8 of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s report on Employability, Skills and Learning. This recommendation asked that the Veteran’s Employability Strategic Working Group
“produce a plan for building understanding and recognition amongst Scottish employers (especially SMEs) of the skills and qualifications gained in the military. The Group should also consider whether the current system for translating and mapping qualifications could be simplified and how it might be better utilized and understood.”
It is in relation to the latter part of the recommendation that the SCQFP was asked to take forward i.e. how we might assist with the greater recognition of Veterans' qualifications and learning via recognition on the SCQF or benchmarking to the SCQF.
It is in relation to the first of these two key outputs that we want someone to work with us for approximately 4 months from July 2021 – January 2022 with the possibility of an extension.
To develop a skills profiling tool specifically for service leavers that supports them in understanding the skills they have gained in the military (including the benchmarking of any formal qualifications gained to the SCQF) and how these skills translate into language easily understood by civilian employers/institutions in order to gain a job or move into further learning.
SCQFP – Responsible for management of the project including any consultants. The SCQFP project steering group will oversee this project. SCQFP will identify resources to carry out the analysis of the agreed job roles to ensure that these can be represented as skills profiles along with providing information on related qualifications
SDS – responsible for developing the skills identification and qualification benchmarking tools within My World of Work and providing the data requirements for inclusion
MoD – responsible for identifying priority job roles within the armed forces and providing the detail required on these
The consultant will be expected to:
The time commitment is initially for 30 days over the 6 month period. It is difficult at this point to give a number of days per month and this could vary over the period. The work would be paid at a daily rate of circa £350 plus any travel and subsistence.
Applications are encouraged from all suitable candidates regardless of their gender, race, religion, disability or other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. Support will be available for anyone who reasonably requires help to apply.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for this project role to Beverley Wallace, Senior Administrative Officer, SCQF Partnership firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 30 July 2021
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