Livingston James is partnered with ENABLE Works to appoint Depute Director

Depute Director


Base location: Motherwell


ENABLE Works, part of the ENABLE Group, are the largest specialist provider of employability, skills, and training services in Scotland, supporting people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment to obtain and sustain high quality and rewarding careers.

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to discover their talents and ambitions and develop their skills. Our vision of building a more equal society by challenging perceptions and unleashing potential, is more than just a mission statement, it sits at the core of everything we do.


The Depute Director will work closely with the Director of ENABLE Works to develop and deliver our strategic vision, navigate through a challenging but rewarding environment and lead the development of new and existing services that support disabled people to gain and retain employment. You will be required to build networks and develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and corporate partners to promote the work of ENABLE works, leading to tangible opportunities for growth and ensuring a more equal society by challenging perceptions and unleashing potential.

Identifying opportunities to diversify income streams that are aligned to ENABLE Works’ core mission, the new Depute Director will also maintain and enhance our reputation, credibility and profile and ensure the organisation continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping both Scottish and UK policy and support for people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment.

A proactive self-starter with relevant experience in service design, development and delivery, ideally within employability, you will be able to demonstrate strong evidence of success in business development (tenders, bids or direct sale) as well as direct involvement in strategic development, innovation and the identification and realisation of new opportunities.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • A broad awareness of employability and skills structures and systems in Scotland or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of policy landscape in education, skills and employability in Scotland
  • Strong people management skills coupled with the ability to lead, inspire, motivate and develop both individuals and teams
  • Direct experience of managing a range of programmes, setting objectives, monitoring delivery, compliance (contractual and legal) and quality assurance
  • The ability to translate Government policy and strategic priorities into deliverable actions, programmes and services.


The ENABLE Group embraces agile working and whilst our headquarters are in Motherwell, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be based there full time.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner: [email protected].


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ENABLE Works is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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