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Business Engagement and Employment Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you an ambitious self-starter?
  • Are you ready to take on the challenge of joining a successful job brokerage service for talented local people?
  • Do you want to make a difference every day by helping residents to realise their potential and raise their aspirations?

If your answers are yes, we have the perfect role for you.

Due to recent growth we are recruiting for two Business Engagement and Employment Officers to add further resource to an already successful employment delivery team at Work Match, Richmond and Wandsworth Council’s jobs and skills brokerage service.

This is an exciting time to join us and help in the continued delivery of high-quality business engagement activity.

About the Role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a screening and matching service for local people seeking employment and for local businesses seeking to recruit. Our objective is to ensure that residents registered with the Work Match brokerage service (and associated services) can access employment or training appropriate to their needs.

The role of the Business Engagement and Employment Officer is to liaise with local businesses regarding job vacancies and other employment opportunities and to advertise, promote and match local applicants to vacancies advertised.

You will also work closely with Work Match’s Partnerships and Commissioning team to ensure training delivered is employer responsive and demand led, based on evidence gathered from the local area.

About You

You will be an ambitious self-starter, ready to take on the challenge of joining a successful job brokerage service for talented local people. Your business development skills will deliver a high-quality no cost recruitment service by engaging with local businesses and key employers.

The ideal candidate will be able to deliver high-quality advice and guidance, CV preparation, job readiness preparation and be able to successfully match local people to jobs created in the associated boroughs that Work Match operates. The post holder will also work closely with key stakeholders to identify suitable training provision for residents whilst managing a diverse caseload of local businesses and residents.

This is an exciting time to join Work Match and help in the continued delivery of high-quality business engagement activity and to help residents to realise their potential and raise their aspirations to enter the local labour market.

Please have a look at the Job Profile at the end of this page for more information on this exciting role.

Please note, this job role is a fixed term position with funding until September 2022.


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

How to Apply: Please register, submit your application form and use the supporting statement to tell us how you meet each of the points of the person specification set out in the job profile.

Your application will be scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point of the Person Specification. Please note, the shortlisting for interviews will be based on the extent to which the candidates meet the points within the Person Specification.

For an informal conversation, please contact Andrew.Harland@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline (dates subject to change):

Closing Date: Sunday 7th November 2021

Shortlisting Date: Monday 8th November 2021

Interview Date(s):  W/C 15th November 2021

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Internal Applications: All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Important Information: Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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