Meet our Director of Employment

  • Jamie Rutherford - Director of Employment

    Theresa Shearer

    Jamie Rutherford - Director of Employment

    Jamie joined ENABLE Scotland in 2009, holding several leadership roles in the organisation, and was the driving force in establishing ENABLE Works as one of Scotland’s largest and most diverse specialist employment support organisations.

    As a member of the Executive Team, Jamie has directorate responsibility for ENABLE Scotland’s charitable activity, fundraising and ENABLE Works – ENABLE Scotland’s employment and skills services, supporting thousands of disabled people all across Scotland to make a successful transition from education, gain new skills and find a job each year.

    Through Jamie’s leadership, ENABLE Works became the first organisation in Scotland to offer employment support through personalised budgets, established industry recognised support models for transitions from education into work and developed a ground-breaking partnership model for the successful delivery of supported employment services.

    As well as his role at ENABLE Scotland, Jamie also champions inclusion in public policy as Chair of the Scottish Union of Supported Employment, a committee member of the European Union of Supported Employment and the Disabled Children and Young People’s Advisory Group.


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