Youth Employment Partnership Coordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
13/05/2021 23:59
£28,672 to £32,234
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
13 May
Further Information

Youth Employment Partnership Coordinator
37 hours

Northumberland County Council is seeking to recruit a Youth Employment Partnership Coordinator to support youth and employment support services help more young people into work in Northumberland.

This is an exciting position at the centre of partnership efforts to help young into jobs of the future and support economic recovery in Northumberland and across the North of Tyne area.

Based with the Employability and Inclusion team in the Council’s Economy and Regeneration service, the successful candidate will work with organisations across sectors to develop and implement a strategic partnership approach to increase opportunities for young people to raise their skills and find work.

The role includes key responsibilities:

-To work as a part of a virtual North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) wide team with the Department for Work and Pensions and Local Authority counterparts to develop and implement a coordinated employment and skills offer to improve the job prospects of young people in the North of Tyne area.
-To support the Programme Management team in the coordination of partnership activities to increase collaboration and maximise impact across employment and skills services.
-To liaise with providers to ensure intelligence, research and policy developments are well communicated, understood and implemented in an integrated way.
-To facilitate case management in daily operations ensuring capacity, support and infrastructure is well developed and residents access the most appropriate support.
-To ensure consistency in approach and messaging across NTCA area in connecting young people with the right services based on their needs.
-To act as an ambassador and coordinator of new initiatives such as Kickstart and Youth Employment Partnerships and effectively communicate developments around Adult Education Budget funded Sector Based Work Academies, apprenticeships, etc.

Candidates must have excellent organisational and information management skills, be highly competent in presenting information to groups and individuals, with well-developed analytic and solution finding abilities.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, responsive and customer focused individual who can work effectively in partnership, with a specialist understanding of the labour market and young peoples’ employment and skills needs.

The post can be considered on a secondment basis.

The post is for 12 months initially and will then be reviewed.

For an informal discussion, contact Kevin Higgins (Employability and Inclusion Manager) at kevin.higgins@northumberland.gov.uk

This post is part funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the North East Combined Authority

We are offering:
-A starting salary of £28,672 to £32,234 (Band 7)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working arrangements

To view a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification please see the supporting documents.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date is midnight on 13th May 2021