Tuesday 31st August
GBSLEP Growth Hub Manager (Skills, Training and Apprenticeships)
Salary: £45,426 - £56,779
Full-time, 36.50 hours per week
One Year Fixed Term Contract, Secondments will also be considered
GBSLEP Growth Hub is growing a team of exceptional individuals to deliver our Skills Hub (Skills, Training and Apprenticeships). The Hub’s work will include promoting skills, training and apprenticeships to key sector businesses and supporting them through the associated process.
Since the Hub’s launch in December 2020, it has delivered exception results during the difficult pandemic times, ensuring hundreds of local businesses have been supported in achieving their skills priorities as part of their survival and recovery. This period has also seen the work of the Hub expand to respond to the challenges posed by the economic impact of the pandemic, this has included the Hub working closely with partners to deliver business-led Plan for Jobs interventions, with our Partner LEPs to build a on-line skills and jobs portal, with local authority partners to design financial incentives and Apprenticeship Levy programmes and designing programmes to support specific groups adversely affected.
We are now entering a phase where this success can be built upon to ensure the long-term recovery and growth of these businesses and extend the provision of the Hub to meet the skills needs of more businesses across the GBSLEP geography. To this end, GBSLEP has recently been successful in securing additional European Social Fund resources to expand the scope and remit of the Hub provision; this will include the appointment of more staff to meet business demand and the creation of specific initiatives to deliver the skills for growth required by businesses and communities across the GBS geography. We see such provision developing interventions to support specific employment and skills issues faced by BAME communities, graduates, older workers etc. while GBSLEP has identified the issues faced by young people as a key strategic priority coming out of the pandemic which will also be addressed through Hub activity; GBSLEP has also recently been successful in securing additional ESF resources to deliver a ‘Young Persons’ Jobs Fund’ to support this cause and this will also fall within the remit of the Hub to manage.
We are looking for a new team member to bring their energy and management experience to the development of the Growth Hub, through its day to day running and in the delivery of various projects and programmes provided through it or brokered from it.
The successful applicant will have extensive and direct knowledge of how businesses can be helped and supported as well as a good appreciation of how the current business support environment and the wider economic development landscape operates. Experience of procuring, managing and delivering projects and programmes is also required.
The successful applicant will also have a proven track record of meeting partner, executive and funder requirements together with experience in managing people and wider senior stakeholders. Good interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills are essential as is the ability to lead, co-ordinate and process complex workloads to tight timescales.
Can evidence the ability to manage and develop the Growth Hub (Skills, Training and Apprenticeships) staffing team.
How to Apply
To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter covering the following-
· Why you are interested in the role
· How does your knowledge, skills and experience match the specification
· What makes you a standout candidate
· Your current or most recent salary
· Notice period or availability date
Send applications to recruitment@GBSLEP.co.uk quoting reference GHM21 by 13th September 2021.
Interviews will take place at some point between 21st to 30th September 2021.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and value diversity in our team.
For more details, please download the job description from our website.
THIS ROLE IS PART-FUNDED BY EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUNDS (ESF)