Fixed Term Until 31 December 2019
Working 36.50 hours per week
Location: Baskerville House
Do you have the vision and motivation to lead the employment and skills agenda fuelling growth in a global city region that is the major driver of the UK economy outside London?
Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is a partnership of business, public sector and further and higher education leaders with a mission to create jobs, grow the local economy and raise the quality of life for all those who live and work in our area.
With record levels of inward investment and job creation, this is a very special time for Greater Birmingham and Solihull. But there is a real danger that local people will not be able to share equally in the economic benefits. Levels of unemployment and economic inactivity are above the national average, and employers report significant difficulties in recruiting locally because too many people have low skill levels or no qualifications and too few people have the high skill levels that key growth sectors will demand.
GBSLEP has an ambitious plan to increase skills and reduce unemployment by informing and inspiring the local population and by creating the conditions for the local skills system to nurture and grow talent which will meet the needs of the local economy.
We are seeking an individual with the passion, vision and drive to put that plan into reality. Managing a small team focused on evidence-driven impact and working with our Employment and Skills Board, made up of influential business and education leaders, you will ensure the delivery of a business plan which is focused on understanding need, inspiring participation, delivering responsive provision and enabling the interventions that we know will make a real difference. Your considerable policy expertise in education, employment and skills will contribute to policy and strategy development across the whole organisation and the region.
As well as being outcome-focused and able to build effective partnerships at senior levels across all types of organisation, you will be skilled at operating within a political environment and able to prioritise those actions which will have the greatest impact. You will also be passionate about playing your part in ensuring that economic growth can have the maximum impact on everyone.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Andy Gannon (Interim Executive Manager) on 07864 926247.
Ref No: EC2782017
Closing date: Monday 30th October 2017
Interviews to take place week commencing 13th November 2017
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”
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