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Operational Hub Lead

Location:
Uxbridge and surrounding areas
Salary Details:
£40,172  
29 Sep 2021
About the role
Job title: Operational Hub Lead – West London Careers Hub
Location: Uxbridge and surrounding areas 
Salary: £40,172 
 
Plus a generous holiday allowance (30 days & bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme and a range of other voluntary benefits.  In addition, we offer excellent training and family friendly policies to support flexible working and a range of health and discount benefits.
 
We are looking to recruit an Operational Hub Lead – West London Careers Hub to join the Employability and Careers team at Education Development Trust.
 
Careers Hubs and the wider Enterprise Adviser Network are the external infrastructure for delivery of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s objectives to improve careers education for 11-18-year olds. This Network acts as a catalyst, connecting employers with schools and colleges throughout England to deliver world-class careers education.
 
Careers Hubs build on the tried and tested model of partnership and collaboration where the virtual Hub is the centre point of a localised careers offer, accessible to schools and colleges across that geography. Careers Hubs lead partnerships of schools, colleges, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, local businesses and careers providers, helping young people connect closely to local skills and economic need through a tailored careers education programme.
 
Scope and purpose of the role: 
Lead and manage a team of Enterprise Co-ordinators and volunteers to provide high quality careers and enterprise education that aligns with the Local Enterprise Partnerships economic and skills priorities, ensures improved career outcomes and achieves sustainable change in careers provision at a local and national level.
- Ensure service delivery is consistently of a high quality, aligns to the Gatsby Benchmarks and achieves the outcomes within the West London Careers Hub (WLCH) Strategic Plan, and the Grant Funding Agreement with the Careers and Enterprise Company.
- Work closely with the Strategic Hub Lead and cross sector stakeholders within the careers space to drive collaboration and ensure delivery of the Careers Hub Strategic plan and achieve the Grant Funding Agreement.
- Through our West London Careers Hub, we will enable schools and colleges across West London to receive professional guidance in how to develop their careers programme, provide peer to peer support and learning in what works, access funding and coordinate activity.  
 
A full list of the job objectives and person specification can be found in the job description. 
 
The post holder will be expected to liaise and maintain effective working relationships with a range of other agencies, businesses, and employers. The post may involve working in more than one location and there will be travel involved. It may be necessary on occasion for the post holder to work outside of standard office hours 
 
Closing date: 29/09/2021 (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received) 
 
Interview dates: An assessment centre will be held on the 7th October, with interviews to follow. 
 
How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page, you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV. 
 
The Greater London Authority’s Careers Hub programmes are part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company, and by European Social Funds through the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014 – 2020. 
 
Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service 

About the organisation
Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
 
Please click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2019/20, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2018/19.
 
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
 
Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.