We now have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Support Manager in our Productivity & Skills Directorate and are looking for a person with proven knowledge and experience of designing, commissioning and delivering employment support programmes.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.
The Productivity and Skills Team
The teams is focused on inclusive growth - more local jobs and more local people benefitting from jobs. To do this we work closely with the regions Universities, colleges and training providers and also employers so that the training matches their skills needs.
About the role
You will provide project leadership for the effective delivery of a £4.7 million Employment Support Pilot delivered in communities across the West Midlands. The programme specifically targets areas of high unemployment and low pay and provides support to local people to secure employment and/or increase their income.
In addition, you will play a key role in developing and delivering WMCA’s approach to employment support, ensuring integration with WMCA productivity and skills workstreams and broader corporate priorities including transport and mental health.
To succeed in the role
You will need proven experience of working in the welfare to work, skills or education sector, an understanding of the wider employment, skills and training landscape and a detailed understanding of how the complexities of commissioning, contract management and payment models impact on the effectiveness of employment support provision
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
To view and apply for these opportunities please visit https://www.wmca.org.uk/careers where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 16th January 2019
Interviews held: week commencing TBC
(The selection process will include a presentation exercise plus an interview)
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.