The Social Value: Employment and Skills Toolkit is a new tool that helps to enable discussions between Eastleigh Borough Council and its partner organisations regarding support for local employment and skills initiatives.
The toolkit contains guidance for how organisations contracted by the Council can create ‘added value’ from the services/products that the Council contracts.
A trial of the toolkit is currently being conducted as part of One Horton Heath, with the project enabling the Council to explore and refine its approach to securing meaningful and successful employment and skills enrichment for local communities.
As the toolkit is rolled out, organisations working with One Horton Heath will be asked to commit resources to one or more different ‘pillars’ of employment and skills support, depending on the type and value of the contract:
- New Jobs
- Careers Education Enrichment Programme
- Employability Enrichment Programme
- Charity / Voluntary Sector / Small Business Enrichment Programme
The Place Creators job role video project, a series of video interviews with professionals created to inform and inspire young people about different career paths, is just one of the ways organisations might contribute their expertise to employment and skills enrichment programmes – you can check out the project here.
The Social Value: Employment and Skills Toolkit is available online for contractors, potential contractors, and other interested parties to view, via this link.
The team at One Horton Heath is always on the lookout for businesses to provide a variety of products and services for the development, so if you’re part of an organisation with a socially conscious streak, be sure to register your interest via the One Horton Heath website.