Fair Work Convention Partnership

CIPD Scotland has joined together with Scotland's Fair Work Convention to form a strategic partnership, working to ensure fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society across Scotland. The strategic partnership will allow us to work together with the aim of delivering improved workplace practice by successfully embedding the dimensions of fair work in workplaces across Scotland.


Apt - Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership

Apt - The Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership (PSP) was established by the Scottish Government to contribute to reducing the Disability Employment Gap in Scotland.

The PSP has responsibility for developing, testing and implementing solutions to barriers employers are facing in hiring and retaining disabled people. Currently, 1 in 5 working-age people in Scotland are disabled, the employment rate of disabled people in Scotland currently stands at 45.4%, compared to 81.2% for non-disabled people representing a disability employment gap of 35.8 percentage points.

The overall national ambition is to at least halve the Disability Employment Gap by 2038.

CIPD in Scotland is a key partner to the PSP.


Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board

The Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB) is responsible for providing advice and making recommendations on the guiding principles, operational policy, systems and structures supporting apprenticeships in Scotland.

It is led by employers and representatives from industry bodies across a range of sectors and provides employer leadership and contribution to the development of apprenticeships in Scotland. CIPD is one of the key representatives on the SAAB employer group representing the people profession.


Age at Work Network

The Age at Work Network in Scotland brings together organisations who are seeking to create more age inclusive workplaces, share good practice, develop new thinking in the area of age inclusion in the workplace, raise the profile of age inclusion in the workplace and link practical experience and academic research on age inclusion. As a partner organisation, CIPD in Scotland plays a key role in promoting age inclusion in the workplace and taking research and insight out to our members.


Partnership Action for Continuing Employment

PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with the advice and support they need when faced with redundancy. Their work is of huge importance, especially in the current context of the COVID-19 economic crisis. As a partner, the CIPD supports PACE through our network of 11,000 people professionals spread across the public, private and third sectors and across businesses of all sizes.

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