Two new roles at Digital CONNECT project for Aberdeenshire

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Recent periods of lockdown have shown the importance of being digitally connected in supporting our personal and community wellbeing.

These days, everything is online; from the ability to search for health information, applying for jobs, purchasing essential goods, remaining in contact with family and friends or performing work tasks - having access to the right technology has been a lifeline for Scottish people practicing social distancing.  

The pandemic has shone a light on the fact that digital exclusion remains a significant issue. The temporary withdrawal of face-to-face services and the closure of many public buildings has added a further layer of disadvantage to many individuals and families who may already be struggling with limited opportunities, social exclusion and digital exclusion.

Funded through the Aberdeenshire’s Young Person’s Guarantee, and managed and delivered by shmu, Digital CONNECT is an exciting new pilot Digital Inclusion project for Aberdeenshire targeting those who have limited or no access to the Internet, digital devices and the digital skills they require to make the successful transition into sustained employment. 

The programme will inform and populate Aberdeenshire’s evolving Digital Inclusion Strategy, by delivering a needs-led operational programme of support and training focused on developing the employability skills of young people in Aberdeenshire and assisting those with barriers to digital engagement.

Digital CONNECT will work with a range of partners and stakeholders to put in place a series of digital interventions that will provide digital connectivity, provide access to digital kit, and develop and enhance digital skills.

The first phase of the project will be to work with Aberdeenshire’s Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Group and Aberdeenshire Employment CONNECT to identify the key Digital Inclusion employability priorities across the local authority.   

Interested? We’re currently recruiting for these two key roles within the project (click for more details):

Digital CONNECT Coordinator

Digital CONNECT Development Worker

The closing date for applications for both posts is 12pm on Friday 16th July 2021.

Download further background information on Digital CONNECT here (Word document)44.33 KB