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Academy Employment Manager

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2 Nov 2021

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Our clients values and ethos simply expressed are care, compassion, and commitment, and love for the people they work with and serve. Their values are practically expressed in humble service, helping those in need, in poverty and experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.In living out these values as an organisation they will seek as a priority to recruit trustees, staff and volunteers who are committed to and actively live out these values in contributing to the work of their teams.Find out about volunteering opportunities with them. Location: LutonHours: 37.5 hours / week, Monday to Friday - Fixed term 12 monthsSalary: £28,000 to £32,000 per yearThey are seeking to recruit an Employment Manager for a 12 month contract (maternity cover) who will live out their core values in managing and organising their employment programs across Luton and Bedfordshire. You will be a people centred person and will manage strong teams across their organisation to support people in moving away from homelessness and into sustainable living through employment. You will develop and manage the delivery of high-quality employment programs that meet the needs and aspirations of the people we seek to serve.Successful candidate will take on overall responsibility for managing the Academy employment projects and employment support teams, have knowledge and understanding of the employment sector as well as good people skills and ability to develop strong and productive relationships with commissioners, employers, funders and partners. Ideal candidates will have strong people management skills and ability to lead teams with a professional and caring approach.This role will include traveling between sites, so having your own transport will be essential.Key responsibilities• Lead on employment project management and monitoring for all Luton and Bedfordshire projects and activities• Strategic development of employment services and social enterprises• Liaise and build effective and productive relationships with commissioners and commercial partners• Maintain records required by external agencies developing and filing reports and information as required by given deadlines• Manage the internal and external referrals process fostering excellent relationships with internal teams in Welfare and Social Enterprise as well as with key external organisations, partners and stakeholders• Build and maintain lasting and productive relationships with funders, stakeholders and commercial partnersRequired Qualifications• GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above• Degree level qualifications preferably in business or commerce, or equivalent experience• At least 2 years of proven successful project management or business development• At least 2 years' experience of successful supervision or management in an educational or training setting• Full Driving LicenceDesirable Qualifications• Project management - Prince 2 or equivalent• Financial/budgeting qualificationsOur client is a charity that helps homeless and disadvantaged people to improve their lives by providing emotional and physical care, training in employable skills, and work experience opportunities in their charitable businesses. They are a Living Wage Employer and are committed to promoting wellbeing and a work-life balance amongst their staff.To apply for this exciting post, please submit your CV along with the Supporting Statement to let them know why you are perfect for the role!You may have experience of the following: Employment Manager, Academy Manager, Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Business Development, Educational, Training, Learning and Development Manager, L&D Consultant, Learning & Development Manager, CPD, Head of Learning and Development, L&D Project Manager, Learning and Development Officer, Continuous Professional Development, Learning and Development Consultant, etcRef: 103 683
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