Employer Engagement Executive - ESF Contract

Parkhouse Bell Ltd
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Engagement Executive - ESF Contract

Location: Three separate locations

  • Cambridge & Peterborough
  • Essex, Kent, Sussex
  • London - Central/ North East


Tenure: Permanent - 37.5 Hours per Week

Salary: £30,000 + Bonus

Our Client helps individuals transform their customers lives using workforce skills development, helping the unemployed, employed, offenders, veterans and all types of individuals acquire new skills, get jobs, gain confidence and even give business start-ups the know-how to get going, sustain and grow. Recently winning SFA & ESF Major contracts our client is seeking Employer Engagement Consultants who will develop and grow an exciting career with them.

The Role Overview

Responsibility to be able to build relationships with employers to ensure we fully identify their business growth needs. To actively market, promote and engage with eligible employers to generate "learner starts", focused on the ESF Skills programmes (or other contracts as designated) A performance sales driven role that is key to gaining new business Starts every month to deliver. Establishing and maintaining relationships with employers, referral agencies, stakeholders and customers throughout their journey Supporting the Head of Service to deliver the required C1 contributions on all direct delivery and sub contracted programmes. Identify new opportunities to grow the division via new contract wins and relationship building in line with growth targets. Engage with other contract teams to promote and sell training /skills offer and maximise direct delivery/product opportunities across the Group. Support the Skills division in gaining "Starts" in all other areas as well as the core ESF contracts, eg Apprenticeships/ 19+ loans funding etc.


  • Ability to build relationships with employers to ensure we fully identify their business growth needs.
  • Demonstrable experience/ knowledge of working successfully with employers.
  • The ideal candidate will have proven client development sales experience within the employer market place ranging from SME and Blue chip organisations. Proven ability to deliver bespoke presentations and pitches.
  • A sales driven, KPI achieving mindset and thrives on performance outcomes and performance management.
  • London ROLE:
    • to have some construction knowledge and experience
    • to have a proven track record of building partnerships with JCP (Job Centres)
    • a track record of working with unemployed in London, preferably in Skills provision
  • South East ROLE: to have demonstrate knowledge and experience of higher level skills delivery
  • To be solution focussed and proactive in the engagement of prospective employers.
  • To create opportunities and account manage effectively
  • The work of the project is heavily driven and as such the post holder will have the track record, drive and proven experience to achieve or exceed results within a quality framework against targets.
  • Sound knowledge of the local labour market and demographics.
  • Ability to gain credibility and establish effective relationships with employers.

Demonstrable experience of sharing, presenting and cascading knowledge on a regular basis to a range of audiences in a variety of formats.

  • Experience of working with employer networks, agencies and local authorities.
  • Ability to manage own workload and deliver individual and team performance targets.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team to develop innovative and creative approaches to meet the needs of employers.
  • Ability to communicate with others effectively and accurately in writing, face-to-face and to use the telephone to influence others.
  • To competently use ICT across a range of Microsoft applications to produce documents, spread sheets, publicity materials and other relevant documentation as required.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including working with partners via telephone and face to face.
  • Ability to set and work to SMART targets.
  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of safe and healthy working practices (in particular how these may also extend to young people).
  • Ability to present information at meetings.

Successful Candidates will be contacted within 5 working days