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Employment Programme Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£43.860 - £46.839
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Employment Programme Manager (2-year Fixed Term Contract)

Are you experienced in the operational management of frontline services and / or employment related programmes, that support people to actively participate in the labour market or access services? Can you ensure a high-quality service is provided through the effective delivery of GLLaB’s externally funded programmes? If this sounds like you, an exciting opportunity has arisen with Greenwich Local Labour & Business (GLLaB) service for an Employment Programmes Manager.

GLLaB was set up in 1996 and is the Council’s employment and job brokerage service. It is the mechanism which links local people to employment and training opportunities. For over 20 years, GLLaB has established itself as one of the leading local labour schemes in the country. GLLaB delivers several Employment and skills support Programmes aimed at supporting residents of the Borough into sustainable employment.

The Job

We are looking for an Employment Programmes Manager that can effectively manage a team delivering employment support programmes, with:

Extensive experience of managing externally funded payment-by-results, employment and skills programmes or working within a similar target driven environment.

A strong culture of performance management including undertaking contract and monitoring reviews, design and implementation of performance improvement plans and facilitating compliance audits.

Experience of engaging with a range of partners and stakeholders to ensure integrated working across services, which provides a wraparound service in addressing customer barriers.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

Ability to deliver programmes that support a wide range of customer groups, including those with multiple barriers to work.

Knowledge of supporting and developing teams to manage complex caseloads, to enable progression into training and sustainable employment.

Ability to prepare and present performance reports on service areas to senior management and external funders.

This is an exciting and valuable project for Royal Greenwich, if you are interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please click the Apply button below and complete an application form.

Please ensure that you clearly set out in your supporting statement how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.

In return, we offer a range of staff benefits and are committed to staff development and creating a supportive environment for colleagues to flourish and develop. We’re always open to discussing various flexible working arrangements and understand how these can help achieve a good work/life balance.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Levent Bellikli;     020 8921 2375  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Standard DBS: This role requires a Standard DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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