Employer Engagement Advisor

Capita Education Recruitment
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about assisting young people to make informed choices about their future?
Are you customer focused, and someone who enjoys engaging with both business managers and young people?

If so we'd love to hear from you. We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing Careers Advisory Team based in Westminster working for Capita Education Recruitment.

As an Employer Engagement Advisor you will be responsible for identifying, securing and delivering work placement opportunities for students across multi-curriculum areas, in line with targets reporting to the Team Delivery Manager.

Key responsibilities:

*Prospect and cold calling to employers and businesses
*Identifying and securing suitable work placement opportunities
*Building and developing on-going relationships with employers to promote links between the education sector and businesses
*Liaising closely with college/school staff and their students to best match them to work placement opportunities
*Communicating with young people/students to successfully promote work opportunities
*Matching students to suitable work experience opportunities and coordinating placements
*Communicating with employers to monitor individual student placements
*Accurately undertaking associated administration and record keeping
*Creating and updating spread sheets/CRM systems detailing activity and information
*Attending relevant networking, employer fairs and meetings to discuss employer engagement
*Conducting Health and Safety assessment checks on employer premises
*Completing weekly KPI reports and providing to the team manager
*Meeting and exceeding targets
*Working cooperatively as part of the a team
*Representing Capita in a professional manner at all times
*Providing excellent customer service at all times
*Undertaking any other additional duties, as appropriate, required by the Team Delivery Manager

Person Specification
Essential Skills and Experience:
*Minimum GCSE grade A-C (Math's and English) or level 2 equivalent
*A proven successful track record in employer engagement or sales
*Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with individuals and with a wide variety of audiences.
*Ability to quickly build rapport and successfully engage with people internally and externally
*Experience of using Microsoft packages PowerPoint Publisher, MS Word and Excel
*Ability to set up and maintain databases, records and files, through CRM's and other portals
*Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills with attention to detail
*The ability to work in a fast paced role
*Ability to work resourcefully, independently and as part of a team
*Target and result driven individual with attention to the quality and criteria required
*Positive 'can do' work attitude with a self-motivated approach

Desirable Skills and Experience:
*Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) qualification level 3
*An understanding of the education sector in the UK
*Experience of working with young people and/or in a college or school
*IOSH Health and Safety trained
*An enhanced DBS registered on the Online Update Service and/or the willingness to apply for a DBS

Capita Education Recruitment is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and we take a pro-active approach to this employment practice. We are opposed to any form of prejudice and make every effort to ensure that no person acting on our behalf shall discriminate in any situation against another individual or group, directly or indirectly, because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Each individual is assessed on merit alone.