Hours of work: 15 hours per week
Working pattern: Part time (0.4 FTE)
Fixed term for: 24 Months
Closing date: Sunday 25 October 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 03 November 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Bragg - Employability and Skills Strategy Manager 07825 926546
About the role
The Employability and Skills team at East Sussex County Council is looking for an experienced European Social Fund (ESF) Project Manager to lead the TRANSFORM programme. The programme, funded by the European Social Fund, aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships and skills training in East Sussex amongst SMEs, and enable businesses to access government incentives and unspent Levy funds to pay for apprenticeship training. The programme will be funded for 2 years, with a possible extension in to a 3rd year in 2023.
This role will be responsible for project management, monitoring, progress reporting and financial claims, and ensuring the compliance of the project’s delivery partner, Sussex Council of Training Providers (SCTP).
SCTP will undertake all project delivery, with Advisers on the ground providing a minimum of 150 SMEs with impartial advice on skills training and apprenticeships over 2-3 years, signposting to appropriate training provision, and support access to unspent Levy funds from Levy payers such as East Sussex County Council. SCTP will also deliver training to Business support organisations, work closely with the East Sussex Growth Hub and run annual Apprenticeship Roadshow events, bringing together employers, training providers and would-be apprentices.
This is an exciting project that will make a significant difference to the apprenticeship landscape and skills support for SMEs in East Sussex.
As a part-time role, there will be built-in flexibility on working days and hours.
Interview Date: Tuesday 03 November 2020
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.