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Employability and Skills Lead

Coventry, Warwickshire
£33,000 to £37,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Orbit is a fantastic business and one that s really going places. Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home. Over 50 years later, we re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve. Your role at Orbit. Due to an internal promotion we are delighted to announce that we are looking to recruit an Employability and Skills Lead where you will be leading and developing the strategic delivery of our Better Days Employability and Skills Programmes across our communities. This role is key to providing our customers with essential support to deal with life's changes and improving their skills to fulfil their potential. Your key responsibilities will be to: Develop and manage our existing portfolio of our employability and skills programmes Manage the budgets across the portfolio Produce reports and data on the performance and impact of our programmes Ensure our approached are sector leading and deliver impact whilst assuring quality and compliance Drive the promotion of good practice in advice delivery including service models, quality assurance processes, governance, monitoring, evaluation and referral pathways Work closely with internal teams to ensure that local support provided around employability and skills is well aligned and integrated with other offerings Lead on developing our employability and skills offer by providing training, advice and support to develop new initiatives Collate information on challenges, good practice and key considerations to identify and develop additional resource Lead on the development and implementation of an employability and skills offer Work with regional and local level partnerships to help tackle localised social issues Broker partnerships with external providers and/or commissioning activity to help deliver employability and skills services Provide strategic direction and support as a subject matter expert What will help you make a difference. To be successful in this role of Employability and Skills Lead you will need to have proven experience in managing employability and skills projects and programmes with a track record of delivering results. You will also need to be an expert communicator with the ability to build effective networks and partnerships that lead to revenue generation/funding with increased outcomes for customers. It is also essential that you have: Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant government strategy around employability and skills Excellent project and contract management skills Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office packages Ability to write and present reports, communicating effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders Willingness to travel across sites with some overnight stays required We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit. Why Orbit? Rewarding your contribution. For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process. Some of our core benefits include: Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the Orbit day Private medical insurance Excellent contributory pension scheme Life assurance A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more Our culture and purpose. We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together. We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme , our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for. At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently. Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth. Work for Orbit. Believe in people. We have so much more that we d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit. We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check
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  • Job Reference: 704432894-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Orbit Group
    Orbit Group
  • Location: Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £33,000 to £37,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: group incentive bonus to 15%, 27 day
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent