Careers and Employability Programme Manager

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Nuneaton, Warwickshire
£34,728 - £36,922 per annum
08 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
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About us

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare's Country - but that's only half the story. We're also vibrant and modern with exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. We are proud to be one of the strongest business bases in the UK and certain that even through challenging times, we will do well to economically recover, with the right support in place.

Amongst the many strands of support our Economy and Skills service has to offer, the Employability and Skills team is set to significantly grow. We are launching a number of opportunities for highly skilled and creative individuals with a passion for skills, who also embrace new challenges.

This is such an exciting time to join the team as we embark on a journey to create a whole host of different work streams, tackling many of the council’s high priority areas.

Building on some existing skills support services, the team will work to develop and deliver a range of programmes, projects and campaigns to meet business and employment needs, one of the key deliverables we feel will allow us to maintain a strong economy with a well skilled population.

The team will offer a number of support services, primarily supporting businesses, gathering economic needs, whilst also supporting in the creation of career opportunities linking to employment, education and skills partners. The team engage widely with a number of external partners and stakeholders who we collaborate with to widen our reach.

As a local authority, we pride ourselves in being collaborative and barrier breaking, whilst demonstrating strong team cultures by encouraging creative thinking, personal development and embracing new ways of working.

We proudly operate a "flexible working" staff policy, whilst also offering enhanced Wellbeing and staff benefit programmes such as cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, pension and health care schemes.

About the Role


The Careers and Employability Programme Manager is a new post within the Employability and Skills team and will play an important role in a number of the councils high priority areas, including the valuable contribution to our Covid-19 recovery plans and how we support those who are most negatively affected by the pandemic.

The post is designed to take a leadership role in a broad range of careers and employment activities. Creating, shaping and delivering innovative programmes which build upon Warwickshire’s already high standard of careers and employment activity is key. Our activity will be highly engaging and must demonstrate the impact in developing a well skilled population to meet the economic needs of Warwickshire.

Managing multiple funding streams such as the counties own Skills for Employment fund amongst other internal and external funded contracts, the post holder will work collaboratively with education colleagues and our teams project officers to deliver strong and effective outputs. 

Amongst other priorities the post holder would actively create steering groups, engage with partners, stand up programme boards and commission suppliers. The post is likely to evolve to remain relevant and effective which is visible across all corners of our team, this means no two days are the same and that’s just how we like it.

Key Skills and Experiences

Our ideal candidate would be a highly experienced programme manager with over 3 years experience. They must have a broad understanding of local Careers and Employability initiatives, with previous experience of working on multiple projects and collaborating at a strategic level. It is essential to have a proven track record of programme management and monitoring outputs as this role will command drawing on previous experiences from the start.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Additional Information

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


For further discussion about the role please contact Fay Winterburn –



Closing date: 21st June 2021

Interview date: w/c 28th June 2021


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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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