Business Engagement Manager - Construction and Built Environment, Leeds

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Leeds College of BuildingLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term



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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract: Fixed term to 31st October 2021

Leeds College of Building, in conjunction with WYCC is part of a collaborative bid to develop the skills construction businesses are looking for in the Leeds City Region. The project will develop creative and innovative skills provision approaches that ensure skills gaps are addressed, development of technical and higher apprenticeships and supporting SMEs to engage with skills at a local level.

A love of working with people and diverse organisations is essential in the role of Business Engagement Manager. You will need to be passionate about improving the skills provision available to students and employers and able to bring businesses and organisations together to meet the overall project aims. You will need to be able to stimulate demand from employers and individuals for higher level education and skills and then provide effective links to providers.

You should have a proven track record in business engagement, and possess the ability to identify training needs and create support plans to address these. Prior experience of working in the Construction, Built Environment or associated sectors is also essential. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a wide range of employers and organisations.

In return, we offer a warm and welcoming college with an excellent benefits package that includes:

• A 25-day annual leave entitlement, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 college closure days (plus an additional 5 days leave after 5 years of service with us).

• A well-respected pension scheme (West Yorkshire Pension Fund).

• Free parking at all of our College sites (on a first come first served basis).

• Family friendly policies and opportunities for flexible working.

• Superb opportunities for training and development.

So, if you’d like to be part of a unique organisation that supports one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note that all applications should be completed online.  Please visit the vacancies section of our website at   CV’s will not be accepted. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th September 2019 at 4.00pm 

Please note this position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

The College is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is also committed to the ‘Prevent Duty’ and the requirement to prevent people being drawn into terrorism and expects all staff to share these commitments.

This post is part funded by the European Social Fund. 

More about Leeds College of Building
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7QT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 222 6000
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Following incorporation on 1 April 1993, the College became independent of the Local Education Authority and is now mainly funded, approximately (75%) directly through the Learning and Skills Council (LS...