Business Development Manager (Skills to Employment) -Programme Development

5 days left

£43857 - £49449
10 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

The Employment & Skills Service is part of Coventry City Council.  We work with a range of delivery partners to provide a wide portfolio of top quality support to Coventry residents of all ages who are looking for work.  We work with partners across the city and our Employer Hub actively works with local employers to generate opportunities for local people. 

Our friendly and welcoming Job Shop is situated in Coventry City Centre. We are here to support all Coventry residents to search for employment, training, apprenticeships and work placements.  People can explore a wide range of local vacancies that are updated daily and access training opportunities.  

We also provide ground-breaking specialist support for local residents who face multiple and sometimes complex barriers that make it hard for them to find a job.  The Job Shop and our exciting range of specialist employment support programmes are among the very best support available in the UK 

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

To lead the development, design and delivery of Employment and Skills programmes focusing on higher Skills for Coventry Adults. Develop initiatives which support and exploit the opportunities provided by funding linked to Adult Education and Employment within the City and Region.

Taking a ONE Coventry approach to tackling employment and skills challenges.  Working closely with the Coventry Job Shop, the City Council’s Adult Education Service, FE and training providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for local residents. The role will oversee key change projects including accessing new sources of funding, ensuring all partners work effectively together and working across services to develop new models of delivery.  Ensuring Coventry’s interests are represented at a regional level and working closely with staff across other local authorities to ensure local priorities can be met is an essential part of the role. 

The Post Holder will represent the Service at partnership and steering group meetings across a wide range of forums and will need to demonstrate effective communication, relationship-building and negotiation skills. Being able to write effective and impactful reports, press releases and other documents will also be key to this role. This role is a fixed term contract until December 2023.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with an appreciation of the importance of employment and skills support and a good understanding of how this provision can transform lives and communities. 

You should have an understanding of the local and national labour market and how to effectively deliver projects when measured against targets. You will also need to be highly organised and a team player to deliver a wide range of KPI’s on time, with a high level of detail and accuracy. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate wanting to advance their career and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of employment and skills delivery in our city.  .

Verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as the ability to, present data and reports which are accurate, well written, compelling and persuasive. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 3rd and 4th February

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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