Growth and Regeneration Project Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£31,346 - £33,782
22 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Works Better Enhanced has been developed in response to a Leeds City Region (LCR) European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) call for the ‘Local Flexibilities for Reducing Unemployment’ provision. 

Works Better Enhanced is designed to be inclusive to disadvantaged residents. It will identify and address the barriers faced by all age groups seeking employment, irrespective of background and personal circumstance. The project provides a personalised, holistic service offering a comprehensive and innovative matrix of support activities. This will be combined with an effective referral process to specialist support agencies where necessary.

Led by Kirklees Council, Works Better Enhanced is managed by Kirklees Council and is delivered across the Kirklees District in partnership with Fusion Housing, Paddock Community Trust, Proper Job Theatre Company and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing. Delivery will run until September 2022.

Works Better Enhanced is receiving up to £3,113,574 of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

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.  

Details of the programme can be found at . Works Better Enhanced supports residents aged 25+

The Employer Development Officer role is critical to sourcing opportunities for programme participants.

We are looking for someone who can pro-actively engage with local employers across the District to create job opportunities and work experience specifically for Works Better Enhanced participants, advising employers on the creation of JD’s and inclusive recruitment practices, matching and shortlisting suitable participants to jobs and retaining contact with the employer to ease the participants transition into work.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues, Partners and Stakeholders to identify labour market priorities and create employability activities, and will use relevant marketing to raise awareness of Works Better Enhanced amongst the business community.

You’ll be expected to develop an understanding of our range of Employment and Skills programmes and the other support programmes in the region so that you can signpost employers to appropriate business support and funding to aid their growth and workforce development plans.

As a Project Officer within the Employment and Skills team you could be asked to undertake other duties to support our agenda.

Closing date  

09 May 2021, 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.

Important Information

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