Job Title: Head of Skills, Employment & Apprenticeships
Dept: Local Enterprise Partnership
Location: Letchworth Garden City
Salary Range £43,857 pa progressing to £46,845 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment until end September 2023
This role is part-funded by the European Social Fund
Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is recruiting this post on behalf of Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Ltd. Local Enterprise Partnerships were established to help lead economic regeneration in English regions. Hertfordshire LEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships tasked by the Government to drive forward economic recovery. Thanks to its targeted and achievable Strategic Economic Plan, Hertfordshire LEP has, to date, successfully secured over £280m Government and EU funding to deliver thousands of new homes, jobs, support businesses and improve skills provision.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership for the Head of Skills, Employment and Apprenticeships.
Circa £1million of funding has been secured via European Social Fund (ESF), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Hertfordshire LEP Growing Places Fund to develop the Hertfordshire Opportunities brand over a two-year period. The project is to develop and embed HOP within the region as the premier gateway to explore career opportunities and to deliver a skills advice service to employers across the county supporting them to effectively engage with education, recruit from a diverse range of local residents and to upskill their existing staff.
This role is to manage a new team within Herts LEP, to lead on HOP as well as be responsible for co-ordinating policy and strategy development within skills, apprenticeships and employment and for securing future funding. You must have an understanding of national government skills, careers and education policies as well as the ability to work with a wide range of employment stakeholders including schools, FE, HE, business intermediaries, apprenticeship providers and ambassadors. You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to write funding bids is desirable.
This opportunity would suit an individual with in-depth understanding of the Hertfordshire Skills and Employment landscape, skills demand and supply, challenges and opportunities, priority and economic growth sectors as well as experience of ESF funded projects and the compliance requirements.
If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging, yet very rewarding role then please apply now to find out more.
For an informal discussion please contact Norman Jennings, Operations Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 31 October 2021
Interview Date: w.c. 8 November 2021