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ESF Contract Manager

Employer
Education Development Trust
Location
Gateshead, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Job title: ESF Making A Difference North East Contract Manager

Location: Team Valley and covering across the North East (Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland and County Durham)

Salary: £40,495 + £4500 Car Allowance

We are recruiting an ESF Contract Manager for a brand-new programme in the North East at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference North East.

What is Making a Difference North East?

Making a Difference North East is a European Social Fund (ESF) match funded programme which is designed to support 4,600 unemployed or economically inactive participants in the North East LEP area, helping them to become either job-search ready or move into paid employment. Through Making a Difference, each participant will be supported by an employment coach, who will provide careers support, coaching and mentoring to help customers to make progress towards their learning and employment goals.

The Contract Manager will play a key role in defining the strategic direction of the ESF Making a Difference North East Project through the Making a Difference North East team operating across the North East Combined Authority region.

Delivering the Project's objectives through utilisation of our careers resources and infrastructure to maximise opportunities for those furthest away from the labour market in the North East region to find and sustain employment, addressing any barriers to employment with appropriate and effective interventions.

Person specification:

Knowledge

Essential:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or have substantial experience in a management role
  • An understanding of and a commitment to equality of opportunity for all

Desirable:
  • Experience of the career guidance sector

Experience

Essential:
  • Ability to translate national policy direction and strategic objectives into practical local plans and action.
  • Familiarity of agreeing long term plans and utilising strategic management approaches
  • Managing a team of experienced people
  • Must have a full driving licence and access to a car
  • Experience of managing budgets and finance controls

Desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing quality improvement tools

All job objectives are illustrated in the job description, that can be found at the bottom of this advert.

Benefits: We offer a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working.

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021

Interview dates: Virtual Interviews will take place on 12th February using Microsoft Teams.

How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

This post, as part of the Making a Difference North East project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 - 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.

COVID-19: We continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government and will be conducting most interviews virtually. Education Development Trust supports flexible working, with the majority of colleagues continuing to work from home throughout this pandemic.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK's Disclosure and Barring Service
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