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To provide a skills development opportunity for a young, unemployed person.
To progress the ambition of achieving Accreditation.
To diversify the workforce.
Veronica joined RCPSG as a Library and Heritage Assistant in January 2010. Carol parry, Library and Heritage Manager, had gained employment during the 1980s as a Senior Researcher at the Tank Museum, Bovington through a Government Job Creation Scheme and knew of the benefits of such opportunities. So, when MGS advertised the possibility of posts through the Future Jobs Fund she applied to be a participant in the scheme. Veronica, a qualified archivist, had already done a work placement at the college so she was well placed for the Future Jobs Fund opportunity which involved getting all the documentation ready for submission for Accreditation. Achieving accreditation had been a long held aim of RCPSG’s heritage collections but one that couldn’t be achieved without help. Veronica and her guide dog Tansy were very much a part of the library and heritage team. Without Veronica’s help there is no way we would have had time to go through the paperwork necessary for the accreditation process. Veronica has made me realise where we are good at collections management and where we need to improve. To Veronica the scheme has been invaluable. After a long period of unemployment she was at last given the chance to show an employer just what she was capable of and Carol was brilliant at seeing past her disability. She hopes that the experience gained at RCPSG will be an incentive to other employers to also look beyond her visual impairment and view her and her qualifications in the same light as they would view anyone else’s.
Veronica was one of 58 long term unemployed people that found a training post in Scotland’s Museums and Galleries. Thirteen MGS members were involved in the consortium which provided over 2000 jobs in voluntary sector organisations across Scotland. The post holders were involved in all areas of museum work from learning and access to collections, visitor services to retail.
For further information on RCPSG’s future Jobs Fund post contact Carol Parry, 0141-221 1804 email@example.com
For further information on Museums involved in the Future Jobs Fund Scheme contact MGS Workforce Development Manager
For further information on the SCVO consortium contact the employability team 0141 559 5034
1st Sep 2009
1st Sep 2011
3rd Feb 2012
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Who else took part?
Museums Galleries Scotland and 13 member organisations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Department of Work and Pensions' Future Jobs Fund
£230 per week