Salary range: £43,860 - £46,839 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Tackling unemployment, raising skills, and supporting economic growth in Brent
Innovative and experienced Employment Programme Lead required!
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Council is now recruiting for a critical and exciting position to lead development and delivery of Employment Programmes in the Borough. The Employment Programmes Lead will be responsible for delivering a wide range of projects and service development initiatives to support the council’s employment-related priorities.
They will lead work to secure external funding for employment initiatives across the borough, coordinating project development and writing bid submissions. They will also develop quality assurance systems and measures and manage programmes on an ongoing basis to deliver successful outcomes to meet borough employment priorities.
An employment programme lead is required to take forward employment projects and service development initiatives in conjunction with employers, stakeholders and sub-regional partners.
The role requires experience of managing and delivering programmes and services, bid writing, securing external funding opportunities and working with strategic partners to secure and deliver enhanced programmes and services in a context of change nationally, regionally (the London devolution agenda), and locally.
The employment offer in Brent is a key political priority for the council and is evolving. The post holder will support programmes and programme development to meet changing community demands and bid for funding to build new additional capacity and services. This currently includes projects to support Work and Health, Care Leavers, prevention of offending and re-offending, and specialised support for residents from groups facing the greatest labour-market disadvantage.
We are seeking a highly effective employment programme lead, with understanding and demonstrable experience of developing and delivering complex service projects with excellent outcomes for residents, as well as managing a multiplicity of relationships with wide-ranging internal and external stakeholders.
Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience.
Closing Date: 8th March 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.