Employability Services Manager
Employability Services Manager
Salary £34,500 per annum, pro rata
18.5 hours (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), fixed term maternity cover for up to 1 year
Do you want to WOW customers and join a forward thinking social housing company who want to invest and develop in a career that grows with you? One of their services is looking for a positive and dynamic person to join their high performing team.
Our client has been ranked in the top 50 in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the whole of the UK. They are one of the largest landlords in the South West, with a diverse portfolio of affordable and market rented homes.
What you'll be doing
You’ll be working on a job share basis, line managing three direct reports and overseeing all the Workwise services. You’ll support their aim to grow and enhance the services for local people to access employment and training opportunities.
Working closely with the Director of Health, Care and Support and the Commercial and Business Development Manager, you’ll support bid writing and investigate funding opportunities, as well as promote the existing services and form new partnerships.
You’ll report on outcomes and work with local authorities and Colleges to adhere to section 106 employability outcomes on development sites, as well as managing the delivery of the Apprenticeship programme and supporting the business to expand this programme across the group.
More about you
You’ll be passionate about customers getting a great outcome. To do this you will need to have a good knowledge of work programs and understand the barriers and issues people face when trying to access work and training opportunities.
You’ll have an understanding of how Apprenticeships work and if you know how the levy can best be utilized, this would be a huge benefit.
You’ll have experience of managing a service and an understanding of how to manage contracts with commissioners. You’ll also have budgeting and report writing skills, along with the ability to communicate and negotiate with people at a senior level.
At the same time you will demonstrate resilience and the desire to work in an interesting environment where no day is ever the same!
When and where you'll be doing it
You will be working as part of a job share so you will be required to work 18.5 hours over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. Wednesday is the hand over day so ideally this would be a full day. You will be responsible for organizing your own workload and setting your diary appointments.
You’ll be based in our Head Office at The Maltings and will need to be able to travel to different locations.
What will you get in return?
We think you’ll have a job that makes you feel good about what you’re doing – you will make a difference to our customers’ lives every day.
- Additional day annual leave on your birthday
- 26 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) pro rata
- Opportunity to earn additional performance related pay
- Company Pension contribution of up to 10%
- Flexible Benefits including health care, gym membership, additional holiday purchase
Our client is about getting the right candidate for the right role, however they recognise that as an organization they are underrepresented in certain areas and therefore they operate the disability confident scheme to encourage disabled applicants and they welcome applications from candidates who are BAME or LGBTQ+ and/or customers.