Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator

Job Title: - Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator
Salary:-  £31,371 - £34,788
Contract:-Fixed Term - 12 Months
Hours:- 36.25 hours per week
Location:-Churchgate House

 

The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation that has been set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Its role is to act as a catalyst in the fragmented landscape of careers and enterprise, supporting programmes that work, filling gaps in provision and ensuring coverage across the country. 

In its first eighteen months of operation it has focused on improving links between employers and schools and colleges. It has established a network of coordination (Enterprise Adviser Network) across England in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), with over 100 full time Enterprise Coordinators now working with clusters of 20 schools and colleges, and 1,400 Enterprise Advisers - business volunteers who have signed up to provide counsel to individual schools and colleges. The purpose of the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in their area.

In Greater Manchester, the Combined Authority (CA) on behalf of the LEP, will drive activity to enable coordination and implementation of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s national Enterprise Adviser Model in a local context as part of the Careers and Participation Strategy.  As part of the Skills and Work team, the role will be critical in achieving the programme aim of motivating, inspiring and supporting Greater Manchester’s young people to make informed choices about their future.

The role of Enterprise Coordinator (EC) will be to provide expertise and guidance in the development and implementation of a local cluster system of up to a minimum of 20 Enterprise Advisers (EAs), working closely with local schools and employers to improve careers and enterprise activities.  The Coordinator will be expected to work across the geographies of the ten Greater Manchester areas.

Working closely with the Greater Manchester Skills Lead, the EC will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network is embedded into the GMCA’s  skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the EC 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.

For further background information and details about the Careers and Enterprise Company please go to:

www.careersandenterprise.co.uk

Privacy notice - Recruitment 

Key Responsibilities

·        Lead on the recruitment of a team of volunteer Enterprise Advisers (min.20) from local businesses to be part of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s programme, including recruiting and strategic matching of schools to Enterprise Advisers; ensuring that the programme is managed to a consistently high standard across the cluster.

·        Support the team of Enterprise Advisers to conduct initial diagnostic assessments with school leadership staff of their careers and enterprise strategy. Support the Enterprise Advisers in further developing and optimising this strategy.

·        Act as lead liaison between local employers, schools, GM LEP, GMCA, local authorities, employer groups, The Careers & Enterprise Company’s central national team and other relevant organisations to stimulate continued interest in the programme and ensure that the best local careers and enterprise provision is made available to schools.

·        Establish and maintain relationships with senior leadership staff across a wide range of key partners including Local MP’s, regional and national skills organisations, leading education and training providers, Institute of Directors (IoD), GM Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in order to raise the profile of the programme.

·        Develop detailed understanding of local economy in order to act as a principle source of expertise, making this knowledge available to the team of Enterprise Advisers via training and communication sharing.

·        Lead on the continued development of the programme by locally tailoring the Enterprise Adviser toolkit, based on extensive knowledge of local context, sharing best practice and case examples back to senior members of The Careers and Enterprise Company national team.

·        Establishing and developing the EAN governance within the LEP and growing the EAN locally by engaging and supporting a cluster of 20 schools and Enterprise Advisers.

·        Monitor and track performance of the Enterprise Advisers and the impact of the programme as a whole, working closely with GMCA, local authorities, schools and employers to optimise the performance of the cluster by:

·        Closely reviewing the activities being delivered in schools ensuring the needs of young people and local businesses are being met;

·        Identifying ways to improve activity where needed;

·        Leading on the promotion of best practice across the cluster of schools;

·        Evaluating and reporting progress and performance against key indicators and programme objective to GM LEP, GMCA, GM Skills & Employment Partnership and The Careers and Enterprise Company;

·        Rigorously tracking the impact of the programme.

 

Dimensions

·      The post holder will provide leadership and management support to a team of Enterprise Advisers.

·      The post holder will work closely with key strategic partners at local, regional and national including:

Greater Manchester Skills and Employment Partnership and GM Local Enterprise Partnership

The Careers and Enterprise Company ;

Local employers, schools, education and training providers, other 16-19 providers and their networks;

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce;

                GM Combined Authority and Local Authorities.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•        Building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders and careers coordinators in local schools and colleges within the cluster, understanding their development needs and supporting EAs, schools and colleges in scoping, identifying and addressing these needs.

•        Recruiting senior level Enterprise Advisers (EAs) from local businesses and successfully matching them to schools and colleges within the EAN.

•        Acting as an ambassador for the CEC and the work of GMCA including raising the profile of the EAN through utilising existing communication and marketing channels in order to engage with key local stakeholders.

•        Providing ongoing support to EAs including induction training, coordinating EA network meetings and identifying and delivering ongoing training to meet individual EA’s development needs.

•        Supporting CEC grant recipients to ensure they are coordinating delivery with GMCA and local EAN and providing feedback on them internally and to the North West Regional Lead and the Investment Team.

•        Building an understanding the Greater Manchester local context of careers provision and providers including but not limited to; NAS, NCS, and JCP and how these fit with the national context.

•        As per the CEC reporting cycle, contribute to the monitoring and impact tracking of the EAN to local partners and to CEC.

•        Attending CEC EC national and local training events and meetings to keep up to date with CEC and EAN developments.

•        Keeping up-to-date on the progress and success of the EAN and sharing this knowledge across the local and national network, the latter in the form of case studies to your Regional Lead.

 

Essential Skills:

·        Ability to think strategically and take an innovative and creative approach to work, working across organisational boundaries and engaging and influencing a wide range of external stakeholders.

·        Demonstrable ability to develop and implement large projects and initiatives from the ground.

·        Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written including high level, effective report writing skills with the ability to produce reports at board level.

·        Self-starter, able to work on own initiative, plan and deliver under pressure.

·        Excellent team leadership skills.

·        Ability to assimilate new information quickly and conduct basic data and performance management.

·        Able to project manage and manage priorities effectively and efficiently.

 

The following key competencies are critical to the role and applicants should consider their suitability against these competencies:

·        Ability to work with key senior stakeholders to capture their attention, engage and enroll them in careers and enterprise activities for schools and in support of the programme, and maintain enthusiasm throughout.

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working. 

·        Ability to use and develop an evolving toolkit to create clarity and impact;

·        Ability to understand the needs of / constraints on schools and to support them effectively;

·        Ability to understand the needs of / constraints on employers and the self-employed and to support them effectively.

·        Ability to continuously improve the programme.

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

Experience:

·        Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

·        Demonstrable experience of coordinating large multi-area projects and/or programmes.

·        Demonstrable experience of working across business and school environments, with a particular understanding about careers education, information, advice and guidance and curriculum developments.

 

Knowledge:

·        Demonstrable understanding of employers of different sizes in different sectors with particular understanding of the GM labour market and economic landscape.

·        Demonstrable understanding of the issues and barriers to employment faced by Greater Manchester’s young people including what motivates young people to participate in employment, education and training.

·        Demonstrable understanding of Greater Manchester’s school and college structures / working practices.

·        Well developed and detailed understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development.

·        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.

Personal Style:

·        Engaging and enthusiastic and a desire to get the best outcomes for young people.

·        Personal style that will ensure co-operation, confidence and secure buy-in from partners.

·        Ability to act as an ambassador for Greater Manchester and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

·        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.

 

Location
GMCA
 

Job Title: - Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator
Salary:-  £31,371 - £34,788
Contract:-Fixed Term - 12 Months
Hours:- 36.25 hours per week
Location:-Churchgate House

 

The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation that has been set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Its role is to act as a catalyst in the fragmented landscape of careers and enterprise, supporting programmes that work, filling gaps in provision and ensuring coverage across the country. 

In its first eighteen months of operation it has focused on improving links between employers and schools and colleges. It has established a network of coordination (Enterprise Adviser Network) across England in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), with over 100 full time Enterprise Coordinators now working with clusters of 20 schools and colleges, and 1,400 Enterprise Advisers - business volunteers who have signed up to provide counsel to individual schools and colleges. The purpose of the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in their area.

In Greater Manchester, the Combined Authority (CA) on behalf of the LEP, will drive activity to enable coordination and implementation of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s national Enterprise Adviser Model in a local context as part of the Careers and Participation Strategy.  As part of the Skills and Work team, the role will be critical in achieving the programme aim of motivating, inspiring and supporting Greater Manchester’s young people to make informed choices about their future.

The role of Enterprise Coordinator (EC) will be to provide expertise and guidance in the development and implementation of a local cluster system of up to a minimum of 20 Enterprise Advisers (EAs), working closely with local schools and employers to improve careers and enterprise activities.  The Coordinator will be expected to work across the geographies of the ten Greater Manchester areas.

Working closely with the Greater Manchester Skills Lead, the EC will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network is embedded into the GMCA’s  skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the EC 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.

For further background information and details about the Careers and Enterprise Company please go to:

www.careersandenterprise.co.uk

Privacy notice - Recruitment 

Key Responsibilities

·        Lead on the recruitment of a team of volunteer Enterprise Advisers (min.20) from local businesses to be part of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s programme, including recruiting and strategic matching of schools to Enterprise Advisers; ensuring that the programme is managed to a consistently high standard across the cluster.

·        Support the team of Enterprise Advisers to conduct initial diagnostic assessments with school leadership staff of their careers and enterprise strategy. Support the Enterprise Advisers in further developing and optimising this strategy.

·        Act as lead liaison between local employers, schools, GM LEP, GMCA, local authorities, employer groups, The Careers & Enterprise Company’s central national team and other relevant organisations to stimulate continued interest in the programme and ensure that the best local careers and enterprise provision is made available to schools.

·        Establish and maintain relationships with senior leadership staff across a wide range of key partners including Local MP’s, regional and national skills organisations, leading education and training providers, Institute of Directors (IoD), GM Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in order to raise the profile of the programme.

·        Develop detailed understanding of local economy in order to act as a principle source of expertise, making this knowledge available to the team of Enterprise Advisers via training and communication sharing.

·        Lead on the continued development of the programme by locally tailoring the Enterprise Adviser toolkit, based on extensive knowledge of local context, sharing best practice and case examples back to senior members of The Careers and Enterprise Company national team.

·        Establishing and developing the EAN governance within the LEP and growing the EAN locally by engaging and supporting a cluster of 20 schools and Enterprise Advisers.

·        Monitor and track performance of the Enterprise Advisers and the impact of the programme as a whole, working closely with GMCA, local authorities, schools and employers to optimise the performance of the cluster by:

·        Closely reviewing the activities being delivered in schools ensuring the needs of young people and local businesses are being met;

·        Identifying ways to improve activity where needed;

·        Leading on the promotion of best practice across the cluster of schools;

·        Evaluating and reporting progress and performance against key indicators and programme objective to GM LEP, GMCA, GM Skills & Employment Partnership and The Careers and Enterprise Company;

·        Rigorously tracking the impact of the programme.

 

Dimensions

·      The post holder will provide leadership and management support to a team of Enterprise Advisers.

·      The post holder will work closely with key strategic partners at local, regional and national including:

Greater Manchester Skills and Employment Partnership and GM Local Enterprise Partnership

The Careers and Enterprise Company ;

Local employers, schools, education and training providers, other 16-19 providers and their networks;

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce;

                GM Combined Authority and Local Authorities.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•        Building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders and careers coordinators in local schools and colleges within the cluster, understanding their development needs and supporting EAs, schools and colleges in scoping, identifying and addressing these needs.

•        Recruiting senior level Enterprise Advisers (EAs) from local businesses and successfully matching them to schools and colleges within the EAN.

•        Acting as an ambassador for the CEC and the work of GMCA including raising the profile of the EAN through utilising existing communication and marketing channels in order to engage with key local stakeholders.

•        Providing ongoing support to EAs including induction training, coordinating EA network meetings and identifying and delivering ongoing training to meet individual EA’s development needs.

•        Supporting CEC grant recipients to ensure they are coordinating delivery with GMCA and local EAN and providing feedback on them internally and to the North West Regional Lead and the Investment Team.

•        Building an understanding the Greater Manchester local context of careers provision and providers including but not limited to; NAS, NCS, and JCP and how these fit with the national context.

•        As per the CEC reporting cycle, contribute to the monitoring and impact tracking of the EAN to local partners and to CEC.

•        Attending CEC EC national and local training events and meetings to keep up to date with CEC and EAN developments.

•        Keeping up-to-date on the progress and success of the EAN and sharing this knowledge across the local and national network, the latter in the form of case studies to your Regional Lead.

 

Essential Skills:

·        Ability to think strategically and take an innovative and creative approach to work, working across organisational boundaries and engaging and influencing a wide range of external stakeholders.

·        Demonstrable ability to develop and implement large projects and initiatives from the ground.

·        Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written including high level, effective report writing skills with the ability to produce reports at board level.

·        Self-starter, able to work on own initiative, plan and deliver under pressure.

·        Excellent team leadership skills.

·        Ability to assimilate new information quickly and conduct basic data and performance management.

·        Able to project manage and manage priorities effectively and efficiently.

 

The following key competencies are critical to the role and applicants should consider their suitability against these competencies:

·        Ability to work with key senior stakeholders to capture their attention, engage and enroll them in careers and enterprise activities for schools and in support of the programme, and maintain enthusiasm throughout.

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working. 

·        Ability to use and develop an evolving toolkit to create clarity and impact;

·        Ability to understand the needs of / constraints on schools and to support them effectively;

·        Ability to understand the needs of / constraints on employers and the self-employed and to support them effectively.

·        Ability to continuously improve the programme.

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

Experience:

·        Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

·        Demonstrable experience of coordinating large multi-area projects and/or programmes.

·        Demonstrable experience of working across business and school environments, with a particular understanding about careers education, information, advice and guidance and curriculum developments.

 

Knowledge:

·        Demonstrable understanding of employers of different sizes in different sectors with particular understanding of the GM labour market and economic landscape.

·        Demonstrable understanding of the issues and barriers to employment faced by Greater Manchester’s young people including what motivates young people to participate in employment, education and training.

·        Demonstrable understanding of Greater Manchester’s school and college structures / working practices.

·        Well developed and detailed understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development.

·        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.

Personal Style:

·        Engaging and enthusiastic and a desire to get the best outcomes for young people.

·        Personal style that will ensure co-operation, confidence and secure buy-in from partners.

·        Ability to act as an ambassador for Greater Manchester and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

·        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.