National Delivery Group
The National Delivery Group (NDG) has been established in
response to requests from local employability practitioners and
managers, seeking to come together to share information.
The Group has been in existence since September 2006 and is
attended by employability lead officials from each of Scotlands 32
Local Authorities, and their partners. National organisations with
an interest in employability, for example Jobcentre Plus and Skills
Development Scotland, also attend the group which is chaired by
Prof. Alan McGregor from Glasgow University.
The group's agenda revolves around 3
inter-linked themes. These are:
- Learning and making this central and not
peripheral in taking employability forward.
- Sharing formally and informally across areas is
key and assists the development of local partnerships as, through
dialogue, local areas are best-placed to identify what does and
- Finally, identifying common challenges, to
facilitate better service delivery at the local level.
Challenges can vary but two
- achieving a more coherent, joined-up policy framework within
which to deliver employability locally; and
- how, with employability stakeholders from across Scotland at
the heart of the process, we develop bespoke employability tools
which can be easily tailored to a local area's needs.
The National Delivery Group meets on a quarterly basis and links
into the Scottish Employability
Forum (SEF), which consists of policy makers and senior
officials who have employability interests and who can intervene,
at the request of the NDG to support local delivery, particularly
around common challenges raised by the NDG.
In addition a number of themed
short-life sub-groups have been established to concentrate of
specific challenges. These include:
- Common Assessment
- Management Information Systems
- Employer Engagement
- Rural Challenges
For further information in relation to the National Delivery
Group please contact Joanne.Farrow@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
Previous meeting papers are available