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Employer Engagement Advisor

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

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing team and make apprenticeships accessible for an increased number of participants.

The main functions of the Lifelong service are to deliver an extensive programme of part-time Community Learning courses and traineeships and apprenticeships to young people and adults. Additional functions are to deliver accredited courses through an Adult Skills budget; work experience and preparation for employment and to maximise income for young people and adults learning in Wandsworth e.g. European monies.

The Employer Engagement Adviser is an operational role and is central to delivering the Lifelong Learning employer engagement strategy.  The service aims to increase the number of learners directly trained by the Council service and you will establish and maintain employer links to enable an increase in the number of apprenticeships for all ages and/or employer placements for young people. 

You will need to have excellent communication and negotiation skills as key relationships are established and developed with employers. You should also be able to demonstrate a successful track record of working with employers in apprenticeships and other related training and employability programmes. And you will have a good understanding of the needs of candidates and be able to match appropriate employers.

For an informal discussion please contact Joss New, Deputy Head of Lifelong Learning on 07867 151502.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance yoru work-life balance for example, compressed hours, home working or job share, plus a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, 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. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 3rd March 2019

Shortlisting Date: Monday 4th March 2019

Interview Date:   Week commencing Monday 11th March 2019

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

Equality Statement

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 pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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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