Employment Opportunities Co-ordinator

Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,301 - £35,949 per annum
Posted
01 Mar 2021
Closes
28 Mar 2021
Ref
RBKC48955
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

In Kensington and Chelsea, we have an ambitious Council Plan that sets out our priorities for the next four years, many of which are concerned with employment and skills. These have become even more urgent as the pandemic has driven down economic activity in the area. We are determined that Kensington and Chelsea will emerge stronger and better from its current challenges, with a skilled and motivated workforce and plenty of employment opportunities for local people. Our focus on community involvement and our ambitions for equality, diversity and inclusion will continue to inform all that we do.

Cadogan is a dynamic property manager, investor and developer with a portfolio that is home to some of London’s most iconic spaces, from the Saatchi Gallery to Harvey Nichols.  As a 300-year-old Estate in Chelsea, Cadogan aims to be the landlord of choice with stewardship at the heart of everything they do. Cadogan’s soon to be launched sustainability strategy and vision for the future “Chelsea 2030” sets ambitious targets, including a specific focus on and supporting the local economy in an inclusive way, through job provision and skills development. Cadogan supports 14,800 direct jobs across the Estate, which is 10% of RBKC’s workforce. As such, Cadogan is thrilled to working alongside RBKC to create this new role, in an exciting new public-private venture to get more local people into work.

The Role:

Your goal is to create good quality, sustainable employment opportunities for local residents, including target groups such as marginalised communities, young people and the long-term unemployed. Employer engagement is key to meeting this challenge. You’ll ensure local businesses, organisations, and institutions are actively involved in the employment and skills agenda.  

While being part of a very close-knit and supportive team, with a direct relationship with the Cadogan team and their occupiers, you’ll spend much of your time out and about, understanding the needs of individuals, communities and employers, and finding creative ways to bring them together. Often this will mean identifying transferable skills and opportunities to reskill and upskill.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

Focused on brokering relationships rather than directly recruiting, you’ll need excellent influencing and negotiating skills with a positive attitude and interpersonal skills to match. Active listening and demonstrating empathy will be key to success. Practised at gathering market intelligence and anticipating future employment trends, you’ll have substantial experience of developing partnerships with employers and skills-providers to create opportunities for local people. You’ll bring a good knowledge of the London labour market along with a creative approach to tackling current and future challenges in the employment sector. You’ll understand barriers to employment and how to promote good employment practices. Some flexible working in evenings and at weekends will be required. 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please outline your suitability to this position by clearly specifying how you meet the criteria using the job description and person specification, as well as the Council's core values.

Please note that due to the high-volume of applications, we are not always able to provide individual feedback to candidates who have not been successfully shortlisted. Accordingly, we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a sufficient volume of suitable applications, so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. 

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.