Salary range: £38,799 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
Contract: 12 months Fixed term / Secondment
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
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: 15 July 2019 (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.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
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.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.