Skills Network Lead

6 days left

London (Greater)
£43,000 per annum
13 Apr 2021
13 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Skills Network Lead to join our team based in London. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £43,000 per annum.

About the Skills Network Lead role:

Reporting to the Economic Inclusion Manager, you will work in both strategic and operational capacities, developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant, influential, borough-based and pan London organisations across the public, voluntary and private sectors to support the availability and accessibility of local services and opportunities. 

Responsibilities of our Skills Network Lead:

- Leading and building an exciting and diverse network of skills providers resulting in partnerships across sectors with a focus on increasing the availability of employment pathways for residents

- Leading the development of a robust skills programme for residents across Peabody and within LAPs

- Proactively managing skills network relationships, ensuring quality provision and repeat business

- Undertaking ongoing analysis of skills partnerships to identify gaps and address currently underrepresented sectors

- Developing a skills partnership package and designing and delivering skills-focused events, to support ongoing growth of opportunities for residents

- Ensuring quality standards are met by all engaged training or delivery partners engaged

- Attending partner events such as workshops, forums or networking to maintain relationships including keeping abreast of emergent skills gaps and yearly engagement weeks eg London Tech Week, Apprenticeship Week

 - Working effectively across the economic and other PCF teams to facilitate broader engagement and collaboration with the skills network, to consolidate local area arrangements or to be the client-side advisor during partnership development

- Working with the employment delivery team to facilitate the provision of services and partners able to advise individuals, partners and colleagues face-to-face, over the phone and online (including other digital channels) to help them achieve their learning objectives

- Supporting the development of skills pathway partnerships in defined LAP areas particularly with a view to increasing access the development of vocational, technical, access or basic skills opportunities

- Working collaboratively with the Employer Engagement Lead to support the facilitation of apprenticeship related activity

- Working closely with the Employer Engagement lead to understand and identify skills gaps and trends to inform Peabody services and activities

- Ensuring employer engagement activity is effectively monitored, evaluated, reported, working with audit and programme teams

What we’re looking for in our Skills Network Lead:

- A track record of delivery within the skills sector. Knowledge and awareness of existing and new skills gaps, provision and providers

- Leadership skills and a track record of effective staff management

- A track record of developing and maintaining significant senior partnerships within the public, private and voluntary sectors and an ability to manage strategic stakeholders

- An acute understanding of the education system, learning trends and innovative emerging models

- An acute understanding of current challenges, opportunities, trends and barriers to achieving skills outcomes

- Experience of demonstrating the impact of projects/services

- Passionate about creating opportunities for disadvantaged people and an active commitment to equal opportunities, with the ability to work in culturally diverse communities and groups

-  IT literate with the understanding and ability to use Microsoft Office effectively

Closing date: 5pm, 26th April 2021

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Skills Network Lead, please click ‘apply’ now to be directed to our careers page and complete your application. Please monitor your emails also during this time.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities, and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+, and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by The Peabody Group.


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