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Senior Manager – Careers Hubs

The Careers & Enterprise Company
Home based with travel
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
2 Mar 2021
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The Careers & Enterprise Company was established in 2015 to help link schools and colleges to employers, in order to increase employer engagement for young people. Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work.

This is an exciting time at The Careers & Enterprise Company. During our first three years, we have worked with Local Enterprise Partnerships to build a national network which now links 2,000 schools and colleges to employers. We have also funded 150 programmes to provide high-quality employer engagement activities to young people where they are needed most.

This critical role, reporting to the Director of Network, will lead nationally on Careers Hub strategy and learning and development throughout our Network of Hubs. This is a newly developed role which affords the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of careers education across England.

Careers Hubs and the wider Enterprise Adviser Network are the external infrastructure for delivery of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s objectives to improve careers education for 11-18 year olds. Our Network acts as a catalyst, connecting employers with schools and colleges throughout England to deliver world-class careers education.

Careers Hubs build on the tried and tested model of partnership and collaboration where the virtual Hub is the centre point of a localised careers offer, accessible to all mainstream schools and colleges across that geography. Careers Hubs lead partnerships of schools, colleges, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, local businesses and careers providers, helping young people connect closely to local skills and economic need through a tailored careers education programme.

Through joining a Careers Hub, we enable schools and colleges to receive professional guidance in how to develop their careers programme, peer to peer support and learning in what works, access to funding and coordinated activity. The Hubs are incubators for innovation, taking our national mantra of test, learn and adapt and applying that locally.

Nationally, we’ve created a network of Careers Hubs, bringing together the Hub leaders regularly to review progress, share good practice, collaborate and innovate. All of which is accelerating progress rapidly.

We are looking for someone who can bring structure, innovation, partnerships and passion to drive the strategic direction of Careers Hubs as we scale to full coverage. A strong leader and project manager, able to scope, manage and deliver key projects and resources to drive effective and efficient delivery. They should be able to ensure that CEC builds on the reputation of being a leading authority on careers, shaping the future of careers delivery in England.

The role will involve travel to collaborate with colleagues in London and across the country to lead and co-deliver learning and engagement events in a variety of formats.

Our organisation has a privileged opportunity to make a difference to the lives of millions of young people, helping to inspire and prepare them for the fast-changing world of work, and we want you to help us make it happen.

Applicants are asked to submit a supporting statement (on no more 2 x A4 pages) outlining how you fulfil the qualifications, experience, skills and core competencies criteria provided in the Job Description and an up to date CV.

To apply, please click the Apply button to send us your CV responding to two questions below. Applications with no supporting cover letter will not be considered.

  • Why CEC and the role are of interest?
  • How do you meet the candidate requirements? To be based on evidence

This vacancy may be closed early if sufficient applications have been submitted. Therefore, please do not delay in submitting your application.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 9am

1st stage interviews: 8th March 2021

It is our policy to review all applications within two weeks from the closing date. If you do not hear from us within three weeks following the closing date, then your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted and attended an interview.

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