Senior Employment and Engagement Officer
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. It helps support more than 9,200 16-25 year olds into a home and a job every year. Centrepoint works directly in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East of England, and partners with other organisations across the UK.
Our services for young people include housing, personal and social development and employability, with the overall aim of enabling them to secure a home, a skill and a sustainable future. As part of its strategy to support every young person with a home and a job Centrepoint has grown its Skills and Employability offer to support our aim of diversifying our income.
A key aspect of this, is the work that Centrepoint has been doing to deliver engaging ‘Routeways into Work’ programmes (funded via Traineeships and ESIF), which enable unemployed young people aged 19 – 24 years, to access the training and work experience they need to demonstrate their skills to recruiting employers and secure employment. For local businesses our programmes provide a low risk recruitment offer that attracts new talent and develops their workforce. As a result of recent growth in our services we are recruiting for a Senior Engagement and Employment Officer to work across our Manchester and West Yorks sites (Bradford and Barnsley).
We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and tenacious individual to lead and work alongside a small team of trainers to engage learners, employers and key stakeholders, further developing our offer on a demand-led basis and overcoming barriers to participation. The role will have line management responsibility for a small team of Trainers in Bradford and Barnsley to engage and deliver high quality accredited training programmes and will be supported by a national employer engagement function and a dynamic leadership team.
The ideal candidate will have management experience, experience of delivering or managing funded programmes, including group work sessions, accredited training programmes and planned activities. You will be used to achieving high quality standards and delivering operational targets and be able to meet the travel requirements of the role. The suitable candidate will ideally have a full driving license. You will be a self-starter and be fully responsible for the end to end delivery of the service.
We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people’s services.