Senior Employer Engagement Officer
Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week
Fixed Term / Secondment Contract (24 months)
Hackney Council is looking for someone who can ensure our residents benefit from the borough's economic growth. We need someone who understands the issues we face and can deliver results that maximise local employment. This is a key role in our work to make Hackney a place for everyone.
As Senior Employer Engagement Officer within the Employment & Skills service, you will nurture relationships with major businesses coming into Hackney as well as existing businesses in the borough. You will help them understand local opportunities and the benefits of engaging with our employment agenda - with a focus on jobs, apprenticeships, work placements and training. You will also build relationships with SMEs and other internal and external stakeholders, helping them maximise any employment potential.
As a Senior Employer Engagement Officer, you will need:
- Experience of working with bulk recruitment or in the Welfare to Work industry;
- Evidence of sustained success in a previous marketing/ sales role in a similar setting;
- A solid understanding of the local labour market and the ability to develop business;
- Excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills;
- Confidence, professionalism and pragmatism, including the ability to manage and prioritise your time and tasks effectively
Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 12 November 2019
Interviews: TBC (w/c 25 November 2019)
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
39543.00 - 41466.00 GBP Annual + (PO3)