Opportunities Programme Manager

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £48,819 - £51,837
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 20/09/2021 at 23:55
Reference: EGG/21/156013

We know that recovering from the pandemic means creating new opportunities. We’re at the cutting edge of this with our new opportunities team. Both posts will be fundamental to our success. We’re looking for seasoned employment professionals with experience in connecting a diverse range of people with a range of opportunities amongst local employers working in tandem with key local partners including skills providers and DWP. These include jobs, Apprenticeships and Traineeships as well as work experience and internships.


Opportunities Programme Manager

You’ll lead, oversee and coordinate the Opportunities Management function as well as develop a strategic coordinated approach to engaging businesses and employers in conjunction with the Business Growth Team. You’ll be responsible for leading engagement with businesses, voluntary sector and council services to establish a pipeline of opportunities for residents. You’ll also need to strategically manage, develop, organise and control a professional service area ensuring the delivery of the service meets all Council, professional and legislative requirements, as well as develop and implement marketing and promotional strategies to attract businesses, voluntary sector and public sector as well as gathering employer and business intelligence. CRM for managing business engagements.

For more information or to discuss the roles please contact Iona McArdle Iona.McArdle@walthamforest.gov.uk


Closing Date       20th September 2021

Interview Date  W/C 27th September 2021

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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