Job Title: Skills Specialist
Dept: Local Enterprise Partnership
Location: Letchworth Garden City
Salary Range: £32,234 pa progressing to £34,728 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment until end September 2023
This role is part-funded by the European Social Fund
Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is recruiting this post on behalf of Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd. Local Enterprise Partnerships were established to help lead economic regeneration in English regions. Hertfordshire LEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships tasked by the Government to drive forward economic recovery. Thanks to its targeted and achievable Strategic Economic Plan, Herts LEP has, to date, successfully secured over £280m Government and EU funding to deliver thousands of new homes, jobs, support businesses and improve skills provision.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership for two Skills Specialists to support the Head of Skills, Employment and Apprenticeships with the development of Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP).
Circa £1million of funding has been secured via European Social Fund (ESF), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Growing Places Fund to develop the Hertfordshire Opportunities brand over a two-year period. The project is to develop and embed HOP within the region as the premier gateway to explore career opportunities and to deliver a skills advice service to employers across the county supporting them to effectively engage with education. The role also supports the delivery of skills and employment actions within our Hertfordshire Strategy and LEP Recovery and Delivery plans.
This new role is responsible for managing a portfolio of employers annually providing an expert skills service matching business requirement to skills solutions and supporting employers to engage with education to secure their future talent pipeline. You will provide partnership and relationship management of a portfolio of skills and employment and business intermediary stakeholders and input toward the Hertfordshire Opportunities brand.
This opportunity would desirably suit an individual with knowledge of careers, skills and employment solutions across Hertfordshire as well as experience of ESF funded projects and the compliance requirements. The successful applicant will need a recognised HR, Careers, Business or Skills qualification, or membership of professional body such as Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute for Learning, Learning and Performance Institute, Career Development Institute and Degree level or equivalent educational attainment is desirable.
You will need a wide range of skills and experience including business advice or consulting experience in Skills/Organisational Development including analysis and knowledge of SME businesses; knowledge of careers education programmes (i.e., Gatsby Benchmarks) and experience of supporting employers to connect with education to find their future talent as well as HR knowledge and expertise including analysis and review of HR and company training plans, HR processes, records and data management.
If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging, yet very rewarding role then please apply now to find out more.
For an informal discussion please contact Caroline Cartwright, Skills and Apprentice Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 26 October 2021
Interview Date: 5 November 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.