Employer Engagement Advisor

  • Job Reference: 103376
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Easyweb
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £25,957
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an Employer Engagement Adviser, within our Accelerate Team. In this role you will be responsible for developing a network of employers and sourcing work experience and progression opportunities for young people preparing for work.

Employer Engagement Advisor Responsibilities:
  • Build good relationships with 15 to 24 years old NEET young people who have joined the Accelerate programme to increase their skills and build confidence
  • Understand their career aspirations and engage with employers who can offer them world of work experiences in their field of interest.
  • Build a robust network of employers who will offer work experience, site visits, employer talks and enterprise competitions.
  • Arrange work placements for young people.
  • Identify progression opportunities in the local area to support participants to move into Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Education and Employment.
Employer Engagement Advisor Requirements:

Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of training in Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity
  • Knowledge of the needs of employers and how to promote the benefits of working with young people
  • Local business economy and labour market trends
  • Post 16 opportunities for young people
  • Able to travel to and work throughout the Humber
  • Full clean driving licence with business use insurance
  • Subject to DBS Check
  • An acceptance and commitment to the principles of the Company’s Equal Opportunities policies and practices
  • An understanding and acceptance of the importance of diversity in the workplace
Desirable
  • Experience of networking and engaging with employers of all sizes and sectors to secure a commitment to deliver a service
  • Experience of working to and successfully achieving set targets
  • Experience of carrying out employer health and safety check
  • Previously worked with young people to support their progression in to education or employment
  • NVQ Level 2 English and Maths
  • Level 2 Health & Safety Qualification (or willingness to obtain)
To apply, please complete the application form. Applications will only be considered from candidates who complete the required application, not through any other channels (e.g social media).

All positions are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exemptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for an Enhanced Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

The Opportunity Centre is an equal opportunities employer. We wish to encourage the recruitment of staff from under-represented groups to apply for the advertised positions. The Opportunity Centre will seek to recruit the best candidate for the job based on merit. The recruitment and selection process will ensure the identification of the person best suited to the job and The Opportunity Centre.

About Us:

The Opportunity Centre, part of the aspire-igen group, is committed to helping individuals, organisations and communities succeed through learning and work. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering government funded initiatives and contracts including ESF contracts and Study Programmes. We are also a provider of advice and support services to young people and adults in the Yorkshire and Humber area.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 18.5 per week
Salary: £12,978.50 per annum (£25,957 FTE) plus competitive benefits

You may have experience of the following: Employment Advisor, Placement Officer, Recruitment, Employability Adviser, Work Placements, Recruitment, Employer Engagement, Education, Tutor, Training Services, Charity, L&D, Learning & Development, Project Manager, Project Management, etc.

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