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Career Enterprise Co-Ordinator - REF No. EB4678

Industry Sector: Business Development
Location: Wolverhampton

Salary: from £30000 to £33000 per Annum

FRS Office: Birmingham (East)
Consultant: Paul Lewis

Job Summary

The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a local cluster system in order to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work. Working closely with the Skills Lead, the Enterprise Coordinator will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network is embedded into the LEP's skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the Enterprise Coordinator will focus everyone's efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people

Detailed Job Description

EB4678: Enterprise Co-ordinator

Salary: £30,000 to £33,000

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Position: Permanent

The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a local cluster system in order to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work. Working closely with the Skills Lead, the Enterprise Coordinator will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network is embedded into the LEP's skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the Enterprise Coordinator will focus everyone's efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* Establishing and developing the EAN governance within the LEP and growing the EAN locally by engaging and supporting a cluster of 20 schools and Enterprise Advisers.
* Building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders in local schools and colleges within the cluster, understanding their development needs and supporting EA's in scoping, identifying and addressing these needs.
* Recruiting senior level Enterprise Advisers (EA's) from local businesses and successfully matching them to schools and colleges within the EAN.
* Acting as an ambassador for the CEC including raising the profile of the EAN through utilising existing communication and marketing channels in order to engage with key local stakeholders.
* Providing ongoing support to EA's including induction training, coordinating EA network meetings and identifying and delivering ongoing training to meet individual EA's development needs.
* Supporting CEC grant recipients to ensure they are coordinating delivery with the LEP and local EAN and providing feedback on them to your Regional Lead and the Investment Team.
* Building and understanding the local context of careers provision and providers including; NAS, NCS, and JCP and how these fit with the national context.
* As per the CEC reporting cycle, contribute to the monitoring and impact tracking of the EAN by submitting the EAN register and Pye Tait documents in a timely fashion.
* Attending CEC EC national and local training events and meetings to keep up to date with CEC and EAN developments.
* Keeping up-to-date on the progress and success of the EAN and sharing this knowledge across the local and national network, the latter in the form of case studies to your Regional Lead

Qualifications & Experience required:

* Demonstrable experience of engaging and building relationships with leaders from schools, colleges and businesses.
* Demonstrable experience of leading the delivery of programmes or projects with multiple stakeholders.
* A strong track record of stakeholder engagement and management and of communicating with a variety of audiences, preferably in the education and careers sector.
* A demonstrable understanding of school culture and the challenges faced by schools in delivering careers and enterprise, and the current careers education and corporate social responsibility landscapes.
* An understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development and the issues and barriers to employment faced by young people

Skills & Core Competencies:

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working.
* Collaborative and good at building relationships at all levels, both internally and with a range of external stakeholders.
* Proactive, with the ability to work independently, prioritising a busy workload and a large number of stakeholders.
* Adaptable, tenacious, determined, positive and resilient with the ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a start-up culture.

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.


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