Employment and Skills Lead Officer

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 15/12/2021 23:59
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Employment Location:
Wansbeck Workspace
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Closing date:
15 Dec
Further Information

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees and agency workers of Northumberland County Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates. Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed.

Due to the expansion of employment contracts delivered within the service, an opportunity has arisen for an additional Employment and Skills Lead Officer to work one of the services Employment Programmes. The Lead Officer will work across Northumberland which may include the North (Alnwick and Berwick) or the South East area of the County. Flexibility is imperative and you should also be able to work on an agile basis and manage staff who work in this way, whilst ensuring productivity and Health and Safety.

You will have responsibility for overseeing the management of the operational delivery staff managing the performance, productivity and wellbeing of your team. This will include making all the necessary arrangements for the resourcing of the programme including the timetabling of staff, facilities and resources, therefore you will need to demonstrate exemplary attention to detail, good time management skills, and the ability to prioritise whilst meeting deadlines and a can-do attitude.

Duties will also include carrying out staff observations and CRM system audits providing supportive feedback, identifying skills gaps and training needs, along with conducting appraisals and performance development reviews.

From time to time you may have responsibility for a small caseload of participants; therefore you should have practical experience of working directly with people in the field of employment-related services. We are looking for an individual who has experience of working with a high volume of customers in a target driven environment, a performance-driven attitude and a proven track record of achieving employment performance and quality outcomes successfully. Leading by example you will have the skills and ability to be able to support your staff to achieve KPI’s through coaching and development.

On a day-to-day basis, you will work closely with the services Business and Integration Manager and external Supply Chain Manager; therefore you will need to feel at ease building professional and successful relationships and should be comfortable presenting information to stakeholders.

The service works across the full Northumberland area and you should have a good understanding of Northumberland including challenges, opportunities and local services that can support the successful delivery of employment programmes to residents and job seekers.

This is a full time, permanent position.

We are offering:
-A salary range of £28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)
-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

Further details can be found in the attached job description and person specification

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 also let the team know.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 15th December 2021

Please note
This job is closed for applications.