Economic Resilience Project Officer (Apprenticeships for All)

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£37,890 - £39,880
20 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type

This job is temporary to 31 December 2023 in line with anticipated funding.

Kirklees Apprenticeships for All is a Kirklees Anchor Institutions led approach to ATTRACTSUPPORT and GROW apprenticeships across the Kirklees Metropolitan District.  The Lead Partner, is Kirklees Council, along with 3 core Delivery Partners, Kirklees College, Kirklees Active Leisure and  the University of Huddersfield.

As Project Manager you will lead the delivery of the project, across Kirklees targeting employers and those in the workforce that may not normally access apprenticeships. You will manage the project team and collaborative relationships with employers, partner organisations and providers delivering other support to the target groups, to raise awareness of the services offered through this project, and the benefits of supporting existing workforce into apprenticeships. 

You will need excellent project management skills (or qualification) with experience of managing projects including financial monitoring; the ability to work effectively with a range of partners and stakeholders is key. A team player, you will have leadership skills to effectively manage the project team and excellent influencing and communication skills. Expertise in employment support initiatives in particular apprenticeships and an awareness of barriers faced by disadvantaged groups and those under-represented in apprenticeship take-up will support you in this role.

The project is part funded by ESF (European Social Fund) and therefore the role is funded by ESF. ESF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

This job is advertised subject to confirmation of ESF funding. 

Selection process expected to take place 9th December

Please read the attached Job Profile and additional information before starting your application.  Please make sure that you read both documents. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the job as part of the application.

Closing date  

29 November 2020, 11:55 PM

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Related information

ER Project Officer GR1 12.pdf – 146KB 

Apprenticeships for All additional information.pdf – 144KB