Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) provides young people living in Scotland with paid jobs in third sector organisations.

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Our jobs give you the chance to work in a charity or community group for a year. You will improve your skills and gain great workplace experience. Working in a third sector organisation also means that you’ll be helping to improve your community.


Applying for a CJS job

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a CJS job, how you can apply for a CJS job and what support you can expect from your employer.

Your CJS job & your benefits

Find out how your new CJS job will affect your access to benefits like Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Working Tax Credits.

What to expect from your employer

A checklist of the support, resources, and terms and conditions you can expect from your CJS employer and what to do if you have a problem.

Contact information & keeping records

When you start your new job you’ll be given some important documents and paperwork. Here’s a checklist of things you should keep in a safe place.

Community Jobs Scotland Training Fund

Every CJS employee has access to £200 for additional training and/or employability support.

What your employer expects from you

You have signed a contract of employment with your employer so they have the same expectations of you as every other employee.

Careers advice and job searching

Resources to help you find a job when you move on from Community Jobs Scotland.

Help with managing your money

Starting a new job is a good time to think about how you manage your money.

Full employee eligibility criteria

Detailed information on individual eligibility for the Community Jobs Scotland initiative.