Support Officer- Employment Support (12 Month FTC)

16 Summer Lane, Birmingham
£27,579- £32,268 per annum + excellent benefits
18 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
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Please note: This role is a 12 month FTC.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Support Officer role in our Productivity and Skills Directorate. We are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent communication and project management skills, to help drive the WMCA employment programmes through to successful delivery.

The successful candidate will assist the development and delivery our employment programmes as well supporting Delivery Managers with research project management, data management and liaising with stakeholders of other departments/ organisations within the WMCA and externally to deliver innovative programmes.

About the team

The team is focused on inclusive growth - more local jobs and more local people benefitting from jobs. To do this we work closely with the regions universities, colleges and training providers and also employers so that the training matches their skills needs. 

Who we are

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: 29th January 2021 at 1pm

Interview/Assessment Date: 11th February  

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time. We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Supporting documents
WMCA's Benefits Calculator.pdf
Support Officer- Employment Support - Role Profile.pdf

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