Skills Broker

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Exeter
Salary
43000.00 - 47300.00 GBP Annual
Posted
04 May 2021
Closes
01 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Seetec Pluss is one of the UK's leading providers of employability and health services, supporting thousands of people to move into employment each year.

As an organisation we are recruiting for a number of Employability contracts to support the unemployment back to work. This job will play a key role in contributing to the UK's economic recovery, 'Restart' which is a cornerstone of the Governments 'Plan for Jobs' strategy and the existing expansion to the existing Work and Health Programme (WHP_JETS).

The role will be supporting individuals who have been in long- term unemployment or those affected because of the devastating economic impact of Covid-19. We will address the barriers to gaining new employment with tailored support for each individual to achieve and sustain good work, including supported job search, re-training for a different sector and restoring self-confidence for work.

You will provide motivational support to build positive relationships, guide, inspire, challenge, encourage and help individuals obtain sustainable employment.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as a Skills Broker. You will be responsible for integrating a range of externally delivered training provision that complements the Restart programme. You will create and maintain a map of vocational skills and training opportunities, by sector and occupation, for Restart participants to access in your region, including Sector-based Work Academy (SWAP) approaches.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of partnership work in the Skills sector. Be highly experienced in building, developing and managing stakeholder and partner relationships. A good knowledge of Skills stakeholders operating in different geographical areas, (e.g. AEB, SSU, Traineeship, SWAP providers, Niche sector training). Be fully IT literate in using a range of Microsoft Office programmes to include 365 products and modern digital technologies, i.e. Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

Key Responsibilities

* Develop and manage of pipeline of referrals from Restart to external skills delivery providers including our regional college partners.

* Work closely with Employer Services, local operational delivery teams and the regional Integration team to identify gaps in local skills provision aligned to labour market need and participant requirements.

* Where gaps in Skills provision are identified, work collaboratively with the Integration Team and Employer Services team to develop proposals for new skills and training interventions.

* Build effective partnership relationships with a range of external Skills providers including our regional colleges. This will involve frequent visits to and working from external provider sites.

* Support wider team to establish co-location opportunities with external Skills providers.

* Ensures best practice is adhered to and championed

Skills and Experience

Essential

* Previous experiences of partnership work in the Skills sector. Highly experienced in building, developing and managing stakeholder and partner relationships. Experience of representing the business to external stakeholders and building mutually beneficial partnerships.

* Educated to degree level or experience in a relevant discipline.

* Experience of working in a target driven environment

* Experience of delivering services to meet contractual and quality standards

Desirable

* Knowledge of the employability industry

* Full driving licence to enable deployment across a specified geographical area (region), when required

Additional Information

Salary: GBP43,000 - GBP47,300 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location: Remote, Covering the South West
Hours: 37 hrs (full time) 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday -Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday
Closing Date: 16 March 2022 (Rolling campaign due to high volume of activity)
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday day off, Pension, Competitive Salary, optional discounted Medical and Health Cash Plans, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, Eye care scheme, Access to wide range of local and national discounts.

In light of Covid-19 Interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams. Following recent developments from COVID 19 you may see a delay in receiving feedback or interviews being scheduled.

Unfortunately, we have no control over time restraints and will be in touch as soon as possible.

Seetec Pluss is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec Pluss support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of "Ex-Offenders" can be found on our website under" About us".

Seetec Pluss is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity