Employment and Apprenticeship Manager
Salary: £41,847 - 44,691 p.a.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Supporting transformation in a dynamic London borough
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
A dynamic and experienced manager is needed to lead Brent's award winning jobs and apprenticeship brokerage, to lead the engagement with employers and support to Brent residents into sustainable employment.
The service is always seeking to increase the number and quality of apprenticeships as well as job outcomes achieved for borough residents. This is part of a key local political aspiration to improve pathways into work for its residents, to improve their incomes and quality of life.
The Employment and Apprenticeships Manager will lead a team of 4 Employment and Apprenticeship Officers. They will lead the team to deliver employer and resident engagement, driving performance, staff development and improvement and harnessing and leveraging quality job and apprenticeship outcomes and added value from Brent's section 106 developer commitments and key growth sectors and opportunities across the Borough.
We are seeking:
- Someone who has experience of developing and managing employment and skills related service delivery initiatives and has demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence businesses to engage in the service offer.
- Provide leadership of the service's marketing and employer engagement strategy
- Identify and respond to relevant policy and funding opportunities for the team including leveraging opportunities arising from s106 planning gain, leading on service improvement and development.
- Client-manage key operational relationships such as senior representatives from local developers, big businesses and partner organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions.
You must have strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and lead others to achieve successful outcomes.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.