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Connecting Communities Think Work Joint Team Leader

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£36,711 - £39,774
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/05/2019 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

The Business Employment and Skills team is the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s employer focused employment support delivery mechanism. 

The post-holder will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the work of a small joint team comprising of Employer Engagement Coordinators and Think Work Progress Coordinators from LBWF and from Department for Work Pensions (DWP) Job Centre Plus (JCP) to meet the objectives of the Connecting Communities Think Work programme.

The Connecting Communities Think Work programme will involve Waltham Forest residents, businesses and organisations in the design and delivery of activities to support in work progression and access to good quality work.

The programme will focus on community integration and intergenerational group activity, bringing people from different backgrounds and age groups together to learn and to support each other to improve their livelihoods. The programme includes three innovations:

  • Think Work Progress to support clients to access support for career development
  • Think Work Change Navigators who will provide mentoring and support in the context of community integration and intergenerational activities
  • Think Work Community Spaces where people from different backgrounds and age groups come together for advice and guidance, and support each other to develop

The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver specialist support/advice particularly in relation to the delivery the Connecting Communities Think Work Progress team provision.

This will require the application of knowledge of relevant legislation, and specific policies including the integration and cohesion agenda and procedures that must be adhered to. The post holder will be expected to support the Strategy and Programme Manager in the work of ensuring accountability of our funded programme and reporting performance to senior managers and to our funders.

The post-holder will manage a team that will actively engage with residents and job seeking clients form a range of different backgrounds, employers and local organisations to support the career development of clients and to work with employers to create opportunities for in-work progression. The post holder will manage campaigns to support in work progression and to seek and address the requirements of clients and employers.

The post-holder will develop and maintain strong working relationships with employers and a range of external partners, represent the Council and the programme at internal and external meetings, as appropriate and develop processes and procedures for employer engagement. 

This role is fixed term for up to 12 months 

Please feel free to contact, 0208 496 1919 if you would like any other information about the role. 

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

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