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Employer Engagement Manager

North Surrey, Sussex and Brighton & surrounding areas
Salary Details:
Up to £32,640 plus car allowance
10 Aug 2020
About the role
Job title: Employer Engagement Manager
Locations include: North Surrey, Sussex and Brighton & surrounding areas
Salary: Up to £32,640 plus car allowance                        
We are recruiting Employer Engagement Managers for a brand new programme at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference.
What is Making a Difference?  
Making a Difference is a brand-new programme to be delivered by Education Development Trust in the Coast to Capital region of England. The programme is a European Social Fund (ESF) match funded programme which is designed to support both unemployed and economically inactive participants, the aim being to progress them to job search readiness or into paid employment. You can find out more about Making a Difference on our dedicated recruitment page here.
As an Employer Engagement Manager you will be responsible for engaging businesses to support a range of activities designed to support transition into work. This could include activities such as work placements, job shadowing or employer talks for participants in a defined area of the Coast to Capital region. 
The key objectives of the role include:
  • Generate new employer accounts through on-going business development across all business types. Establish robust relationships with local employers, maintaining an accurate record of leads.
  • Meet agreed targets on a monthly basis, and provide management information to support performance expectations.
  • Support the identification of potential Making a Difference customers who could benefit from accessing an employer opportunity.
  • Manage any potential issues which arise with the employer and coordinate response to the employer lead.
  • Attend meetings / seminars to promote employer engagement and other provision as appropriate to your role; determined by the Operations Manager.
  • Organise work experience placements and other work-related learning programmes / activities in liaison with other Employer Engagement Managers and the Making a Difference Contract Manager. 
  • Undertake initial checks including Health and Safety and vetting. 
  • Provide day to day systems administration and support for the employer record system used by the Service to include creating and modifying mail-merge documents and maintaining code-sets.  Update, when required, the software system used for statistical submission.
  • Lead, motivate and develop a high performing team of Careers Advisers to deliver an outstanding offer to unemployed participants with barriers to employment across the region. 

Benefits: We offer a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. 

Closing date: Monday 10th August

Interview dates: Interviews will begin to take place week commencing 10th August.

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.
You may have noticed that we are advertising for the same position in different locations. If you would like to be considered for multiple locations then you will be given the option to do so during your application.
This post, as part of the Making a Difference project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.  
Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & 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. Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.