Employer Engagement Officer

By January 14, 2021
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Temp/Ongoing
  • London

Employer Engagement Officer

North London

Fixed Term until the end August with the potential for extension

£20 per hour umbrella, PAYE is available

Our client, a local authority in London, is seeking to appoint an employer engagement officer.

This post works on two projects:

Supported Internship Programme. A support employment programme that should lead to paid employment for learners with education Health Care Plans

Routes into Construction: This project is aimed at making job opportunities accessible to who are long term NEET and those facing economic disadvantage.

In collaboration with Post 16 Team:

  • Encourage the development of employment opportunities with accessible recruitment processes and working conditions
  • Make the business case to employers for employing young people who are long term NEET or have EHCP
  • Support employers to retain and develop people those with EHCP’s
  • Organising workshops/events for employers and young people
  • Working with employment support organisations to reach eligible people for the programme.

Project Tasks:

  • With Members of the team, build relationships with employers who would benefit from hiring or maintaining the employment of young people who are NEET and those with EHCP’s
  • Support the development of pathways for people on the programme designed to support them along a journey to employment
  • Promote positive images of NEET and those with EHCP’s to help employers understand the business case for making their opportunities accessible to this cohort
  • Identify employment practices which create barriers to employment for the target audience returning or sustain working
  • Work with individual employers to support them to develop accessible routes into employment in their organisation
  • Organise regular events for employers and young people including CV building and interview skills workshops
  • Ensure evaluation is embedded in all activities and learning shared with stakeholders
  • Working with employment support organisations to reach eligible people for the programme

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • An up to date DBS on the update service or within 12 months
  • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses when employing young people who are NEET or who have EHCP
  • Understanding of the barriers young people with SEN in securing sustained employment
  • Understanding of the steps people might need to take to progress towards employment
  • Experience of communicating with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of working with employers in the private sectors
  • Experience of developing professional relationships with senior representatives of other organisations
  • Monitoring and evaluating activities
  • General ICT competence including adaptability to new software and familiarity with project software


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