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Enterprise Coordinator

Chandelier Building, Willesden Willesden

Salary

£27000 - 30000


Contract

Permanent


Office Location

Chandelier Building, Willesden Willesden


About Us

Reed in Partnership provides public services that change people’s lives for the better. We support the development of individuals, businesses, families and communities. Apply now and become part of our team...

 

As a public service provider, our mission is to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Our support is often delivered under challenging circumstances and we pride ourselves on our ability to break down barriers to change people’s lives for the better.

We focus on changing lives by increasing employment opportunities, improving skills, providing youth services that enable personal and social development and supporting employers of all sizes and type.


About the Role

Reed in Partnership deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network in Central and West London which has been created to improve social mobility across the capital. The purpose of the contract is attract volunteers from senior positions in business to work with careers leaders in secondary schools to motivate, inspire and support young people in making informed choices about their future providing encounters with employers and experiences of workplaces.

The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a local cluster of schools and colleges and facilitate their relationship with their stakeholder and support them to improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work.

Through establishing the local and national contexts the Enterprise Coordinator will focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people.

We are currently recruiting for 5 x Enterprise Coordinators, (2 x in Central London, 1 x in West London and 2 x in South London).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and develop the Enterprise Adviser Network locally by engaging and supporting a cluster of up to 25 schools and or FE colleges and 50 business volunteers.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with senior leaders in local schools and colleges within the network, understanding their development needs and supporting the business volunteers in scoping, identifying and addressing these needs.
  • Recruit senior level business volunteers from local businesses and successfully match them to schools and colleges within the Enterprise Adviser Network.
  • Provide ongoing support to business volunteers and schools including induction training, coordinating EA network meetings and identifying and delivering ongoing training to meet individual EAs development needs,
  • Support Careers & Enterprise Fund recipients to ensure they are coordinating delivery with the LEAP and local EAN and providing feedback on them to the Network Lead and the Investment Team.
  • Build an understanding of the local context of careers provision and providers including and how these fit with the national context.
  • Build a strong understanding of national developments in careers education, keeping schools and business volunteers informed of changes. (i.e. changes in statutory guidance)


Experience required:

  • Demonstrable experience of engaging and building relationships with leaders from schools, colleges and businesses.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivery of programmes or projects with multiple stakeholders particularly with volunteers
  • A strong track record of stakeholder engagement and management and of communicating with a variety of audiences, preferably in the education and careers sector.
  • A demonstrable understanding of school culture and the challenges faced by schools in delivering careers and enterprise, and the current careers education and corporate social responsibility landscapes.
  • An understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development and the issues and barriers to employment faced by young people.

Skills & Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working.
  • Collaborative and good at building relationships at all levels, both internally and with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Proactive, with the ability to work independently, prioritising a busy workload and a large number of stakeholders.

Adaptable, tenacious, determined, positive and resilient with the ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a start-up culture.

Desirable

  • Degree or relevant qualification – Level 3 or 4 NVQ.
  • Fluent in a community language such as: Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Somali, Vietnamese, Dari, Yoruba, Turkish, French, Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Guajarati, Polish, Serbian and Greek.



Permanent

Chandelier Building, Willesden Willesden




For more information call:

0333 240 8490


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