Employment and Skills Project Coordinator
33.3 Hours per Week
Employment and Skills
Fixed term contract or secondment until 31st August 2023
Do you want to play a key part in raising standards of careers guidance across Solihull, delivering initiatives that support young people to make the best choices about their future learning and careers?
We are looking for an Employment & Skills Project Coordinator to sit at the heart of our Careers Hub to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise provision and to engage with the world of work. You will be part of a team supporting schools and colleges to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks, working alongside school Careers Leaders and Enterprise Advisors (volunteers from local employers).
You will play a big part in:
- Supporting schools to improve their careers and enterprise activities by; helping them to assess their performance against the Gatsby Benchmarks, identifying priority actions and signposting to guidance on how to implement actions
- Building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders in local schools within the Hub, and supporting Enterprise Advisor’s in scoping, identifying and addressing their needs
- Supporting a variety of projects and programmes that motivate young people, support independent choice, and create positive outcomes
- Attending CEC national and local training events and meetings to keep up to date with project developments (currently delivered virtually)
- Facilitating network meetings and workshops with school leaders (including Governors) and Enterprise Advisors
- Producing written copy for newsletters, case studies and resources
To be successful in this role you will be a confident communicator, with excellent networking, persuasion and influencing skills. You will be able to build productive long-term relationships with people from a range of sectors including Business Leaders and Headteachers and will have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to strict deadlines.
In return we will offer a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to a number of high-profile initiatives for Solihull Council which will help improve employability across the borough.
We also offer:
- A range of flexible working options
- Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
- A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme
This role will require you to work office hours Monday to Friday on a part time basis, 33 hours per week. We can be flexible about how you work your hours to fit around any caring responsibilities you may have, so long as work priorities are met.
Working on a hybrid basis; this role will include a combination of home and office working as well as attending schools and partner venues for meetings.
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 28th August
Interviews will be held W/C 5th September
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Leeanne Parker, Employment & Skills Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie Goulding, Employment and Skills Strategic Programme Manager at email@example.com.
Applicants wishing to apply on a secondment basis should seek agreement from their current line manager prior to submitting an application.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Children .
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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