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Employer Engagement & Apprenticeship Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Notts, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:16 April 2019 at midnight 

Contract Type: Fixed Term up to 31st March 2020 with strong possibility of renewal     
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…   
The starting salary is £32,233 (level 1) rising to £34,106 (level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time)
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
The Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship Officer will provide an employer engagement and sales service on behalf of the Nottingham Jobs Hub, engaging employers to support them with their recruitment, skills, and workforce development needs and ensuring the sign up to the Jobs Hub offer. 
Taking an employer focused approach the post holder will work with the employer to develop an initial bespoke package of recruitment, skills and workforce solutions and liaise with Jobs Hub Employer Relations team accordingly to ensure that the Hub’s service meets the employer’s need and meets the required standard.
In addition, the post holder will have a particular focus on:
• Stimulating and nurturing demand from employers to generate employment, apprentice and training opportunities, including apprenticeships that are suitable for unemployed city residents
• Encouraging employers to recruit directly within job centres, to sign up to key DWP initiatives such as disability confident and work trials, and to use targeted recruitment solutions such as sector based work academies to support more unemployed jobseekers into work
• Managing the S106 budget and associated projects to ensure contractors are meeting their employment and training requirements, expenditure on training provision supports site skills requirements, and monthly progress reports are produced against key performance indicators
• Recent Experience of working with employers and employer bodies on recruitment and skills issues
• Ability to work at a senior level with public and private sector organisations to develop and implement delivery plans to increase demand for Jobs Hub services
• Effective organisational planning skills and the ability to deliver events and projects within tight deadlines and to resolve urgent situations.                      
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.   
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.   
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!   
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.   
For informal enquiries please contact Chris Grocock, Tel: 0115 8762912 Email: chris.grocock@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Useful information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.   
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed   
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.   
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.   
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk