Business Adviser.2883

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/08/2020 23:59
£24,313 - £26,999
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"ARCH Centre for Enterprise, Ashington"
Closing date:
26 Aug
Further Information

Business and Employment Advisor, Fixed Term until March 31 2021 (Employability Team, Learning and Skills Service).

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

The Service

The Learning and Skills Service (LSS) Employability team deliver employment and skills support to people across Northumberland to move them towards employment. Currently the Employability team deliver The DWP Work and Health Programme, Generation North East and an Triage Employment service as part of the Covid-19 Northumberland Response Programme. The Business and Employment Advisor will work primarily on the DWP Work and Health Programme contract, working alongside LSS staff including Employment Coaches, Business Advisers and LSS Tutors and with other Council services supporting residents to take up employment and training opportunities.

The role

The primary function of the role is to source sustainable employment opportunities for programme participants within the local employer market, ensuring service levels exceed employers’ expectations. You will have the ability to identify new business opportunities and convert opportunities effectively, explaining fully job roles and expectations to participants on the programme.

The successful candidate will:

-Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with new and existing employers to identify and generate job vacancies

-Support a small caseload of participants with employability and in work support

-Work with Employment Coaches and other staff to ensure candidates are appropriately matched to employer vacancies and prepared for interview

-Manage a comprehensive recruitment offer and process to meet business need and contract outcomes

We are looking for an individual who has the drive and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on the labour market prospects of residents who are now being impacted by the Covid 19 lockdown and subsequent economic downturn. It is essential to have a clear and full understanding of the the local labour market and the support available to residents through existing programmes and services. You should have experience of building and cultivating excellent working relationships with employers, colleagues and participants and stakeholders. Proven experience of supporting workless people into employment, excellent customer service skills and a performance-driven approach to meeting targets are essential.

The post will be managed by Northumberland Council’s Learning and Skills team, working agilely across the service and have the ability to travel locally and regionally.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £24,313. (Salary range is £24,313 - £26,999)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements (subject to meeting business need)

Essential requirements:

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For a copy of the job description/ person specification please see the supporting documents

This is a fixed term contract. Full time 37 hpw.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 26th August 2020

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Rachel Druce for an informal discussion.

Contact details: E: rachel.druce@northumberland.gov.uk T: 01670 623892. or M: 07768671071

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants, in particular, may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.