Upcoming Events

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Employer Engagement opportunities and good practice sharing during Covid-19

08/07/20 15:30

Presenter: Mark Parrin (Kent Supported Employment)

This session will give you an opportunity to hear what The Education People’s specialist employment service, Kent Supported Employment, is currently doing during Covid-19 to support current and new businesses and how supported employment organisations are adapting to the current climate.  There will also be an opportunity to share ideas and good practice between workshop participants.

Booking information: Eventbrite

Education leading to employment - The big picture and current challenges

15/07/20 15:30

Presenter: James Whybra (The Castle School, Newbury)

This will be a very practical workshop so please come along to share your good practice, resources and questions in relation to the following areas (and any others that you want to talk about):

  • Current challenges and how we can overcome them
  • Employment EHCP outcomes and how to get them in to EHCP's
  • Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers and Enterprise Company Hubs  
  • Employer Engagement and how to keep those relationships in these challenging times

Booking information: Eventbrite

SEQF - A framework for improving service quality

22/07/20 15:30

Presenters: Kathy Melling and Huw Davies (BASE)

How do employers know how good your services are?

This workshop will describe the Supported Employment Quality Framework (SEQF), a self-assessment tool for monitoring the quality of Supported Employment provision. The framework was used to assess model fidelity within the DWP Proof of Concept and will feature in the forthcoming Supported Employment trailblazer. BASE is now awarding 3-year kitemarks to organisations whose audited self-assessments achieve a score threshold.

The workshop will describe how SEQF can be used to assess quality and feed into quality improvement planning. We will discuss how to prepare for a self-assessment and how the external auditing works.

Booking information: Eventbrite

Employability in Scotland

24/09/20 (All day)

Venue: Central Edinburgh, Live streamed
Cost: £325 to £595+vat

Holyrood Insight’s second Employability in Scotland Conference will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce with an estimated 750,000* employees registered on the jobs Retention Scheme. Speakers include BASE NEC member, Alistair Kerr. 

Considering the achievements and opportunities of the Government’s flagship policy, Fair Start Scotland, we will review how employers can respond to the health crisis and what support is available at both a national and local level. 

You will hear innovative strategies that are helping to recover Scotland’s economy including utilising working from home, developing productivity and creating new opportunities.Gain insight from key stakeholders on the support projects designed to bridge the disability employment gap, reduce youth unemployment, reintegrate recovering individuals, and stimulate the social enterprise sector.