Employability Programme Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/05/2024 12:00
£38, 223 - £42, 403 per annum, pro rata. (£19, 111 - £21,201 actual salary)
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Closing date:
24 May
Further Information
1x Fixed Term posts until 31 March 2025. 18.5 hours.

The Employability Team are looking for a Programme Manager to join the team and help deliver our commitment to supporting customers into work. The successful candidate will have responsibility for managing the delivery of our Green Start project. Green Start will offer customers the opportunity to embark on ‘career starter roles’ within the green and low carbon sector. The placement programme will support employers but also provide a fantastic opportunity for customers to gain skills and experience within this growing and exciting employment sector.

We are looking for someone who has experience in a contract management, enjoys working in partnership and is passionate and enthusiastic about supporting people into work. You would need an understanding of the barriers that unemployed customers face, and be proactive, creative and committed to developing and delivering a project that helps maximise the benefits for customers.

You will need to be highly organised, excellent at building relationships with external organisations, and have a strong understanding of project management and compliance.  

Responsibilities will include:
  • Leading on the delivery of the programme and project managing the partnership.
  • Creating referral pathways that ensure the programme is accessible and representative of the wider communities.
  • Ensuring the customer journey through the programme is structured and outcome focussed.
  • Developing and managing a positive relationship with employers who are hosting Green Start placements.
  • Budget management including managing the payments to employers.
  • Working with the Senior Manager Employability to produce reports, complete project claims and make sure that the programme meets all the funder’s compliance requirements.
  • Conducting regular reviews, making sure that the programme is meeting the needs of the customers, partners and funders.
  • Celebrating and championing the project at a local and regional level.

Why work for us
Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) is an arms’ length management organisation (ALMO) responsible for the management of over 26,500 Newcastle homes owned by Newcastle City Council and an additional 700 homes owned by Leazes Homes.
We are one of the largest property management organisations in the region and we provide quality homes together with person-centred support. Our passion is creating great places where people can be proud to live, and our ambition is to be ‘first for housing’.
We offer a competitive salary with access to a Local Government Pension, 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, agile working, flexi-time, staff network groups and Occupational Health service with free counselling services. We also have many salary sacrifice schemes and you can also benefit from discounted annual travel passes, MOTs and gas servicing.
We promote staff health and wellbeing and are committed to making YHN an amazing workplace where people feel valued and supported. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to have a chat about the post, please contact Stuart Clarke by email Stuart.Clarke@yhn.org.uk.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox. YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment
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This job is closed for applications.