We are looking for committed, experienced and qualified Employment Liaison Officers to work within the Council’s Employment, Learning and Skills division.
Working under the direction of the Employment and Health Service Manager, the postholder will develop and maintain effective relationships with local employers and act as a key contact for identified skills and recruitment opportunities within these businesses. This will include undertaking a targeted number of business calls, visits to employer premises to source suitable paid/unpaid employment opportunities. This will be achieved through effective employer engagement activity, job matching and preparing individuals for interview or assessment including one to one and group workshops.
Required to undertake a targeted number of business calls to employers per week with a view to sourcing employment and work experience opportunities for unemployed clients and build up a caseload of business accounts within key employment sectors and act as a central point of contact for businesses regards to skills and recruitment requirements.
To undertake accurate job matching of customers to available skills and recruitment opportunities so that successful and sustainable employment outcomes are maximised and customer and stakeholder satisfaction is achieved. This will involve desk top analysis as well as delivery of regular group workshops, which will provide more intense support for particular job and work experience vacancies.
To maintain accurate and timely electronic (and where necessary paper based) records of all employer engagement/sales interventions via the in-house Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Including daily/weekly vacancy bulletins.
You will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working in a results driven culture, for example, within a sales environment where you are working to set targets and demonstrate experience of working on employability or training programmes to assist people into or back to work. Educated to Level 3 in a IAG, sales, business, employment, training or care related discipline or equivalent level of experience in the sales, business, employment, training. Experience of working with employers, for example recruit to vacant positions and experience of job searching/job matching using a variety of tools, methods and resources both 1:1 and group sessions. An understanding of government and other funded programmes would be desirable. Mobile and able to work across Halton.
In return you will receive:
- Competitive Salary of £19,554 – £21,116
- Essential car user allowance
- A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
- Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holidays.
- Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see www.cheshirepensionfund.org.uk
- Free parking
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynsey Carr 0151 511 7547 or Alison Bowen 0151 511 7471
Interviews will be held on 14th February 2020