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Employment Engagement Officer (Three posts)

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
05 April 2020 11:30 PM
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This is a secondment/fixed term role until 31December 2021 (funding).

The role is fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF): In Work Pay and Progression in the Health and Social Care Sector (OC24S17P0821).

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly talented individual to work on an ambitious programme of skills development, which will make a real difference to the Health and Social care sector.

The Developing Skills in Health and Social Care programme sets out to address skills gaps across the sector, in a region where only around 50% of the workforce holds a relevant qualification, through supporting staff to access further and higher education.

The programme, which is a joint Norfolk and Suffolk venture, has secured European Social Funding to deliver a wide scale qualifications programme to the sector, with a primary focus on in-work pay and progression, enabling workers to achieve higher earning potential. 

The project will deliver:

  • a range of qualifications from entry level to Leadership programmes, tailored to the specific needs of the sector
  • a mentoring programme to support staff onto progressively higher qualification programmes.

As Employment Engagement Lead you will support health and social care providers to identify members of their workforce, who would benefit from mentoring and training to progress into more sustainable and higher paid careers. The role will require strategic working with colleagues across the adult social care sector.

The purpose of this post is to:

  • work directly with care providers to develop their workforce and upskill for the future, through identifying workers who would benefit from the programme
  • work strategically with the wider health and social care sector to ensure the workforce is able to access career development and educational opportunities
  • make a substantial contribution to ensuring that the outcomes of the programme are achieved.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only please contact Loretta Greenacre on (01473) 264850 or email loretta.greenacra@suffolk.gov.uk

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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