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Employment Partnerships Coordinator

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Job Information

The Role
Employment Partnership Co-ordinator [ESOL and Ukranian Resident Support] The Northumberland County Council Economy and Regeneration Service has a brand new opportunity for an Employment Partnership Coordinator with a specialism in employability, focussing on coordinating English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision and delivering employment and skills advice and supports to residents arriving from Ukraine.

This post was developed in response to new opportunities presented in the context of the Northumberland Employment and Skills Strategy and North of Tyne Employability Strategy. It will provide a key role in working with employment support services across Northumberland for ESOL Learners and Ukranian residents seeking employment and skills support.

The role will be part of the Employability and Inclusion Team and will work in partnership with the NCC Resettlement Team, and a range of providers and the Voluntary and Community Sector. It will support delivery of the new Northumberland Employment and Skills Partnership and work within the Northumberland Employability Network.
Role Of The Job
The key roles of the job are to;
  • Coordinate development and alignment of ESOL provision and support Ukranian settlers with employment and skills support 
  • Work with partners to fill gaps in provision, reduce barriers to access to ESOL, and improve ESOL pathways to training and employment. 
  • Develop networks and effective partnerships to support collaborative working and avoid duplication
  • Ensure work is linked to employment support programmes in Northumberland and responding to the employment and skills needs of residents.
The candidate will have;
  • A good general level of education to A Level standard or above/equivalent qualification or experience level
  • A working knowledge of training and employment support services and the employment and skills infrastructure, in particular with relation to ESOL provision and issues faced by Ukranian residents seeking employment and skills support
  • A thorough understanding of the labour market in Northumberland and the North of Tyne area, and barriers to work and learning faced by residents
  • Excellent written skills and be able to communicate and engage with a wide audience and be skilled at building productive partnerships.
Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
  • A starting salary of £33,024 (Band 7) 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • Car leasing scheme
Please visit our website for more information regarding our benefits. 

This is an excellent opportunity to develop experience and apply their knowledge to an exciting and expanding area of work within the Council. The post is offered on a 12 month initial basis with potential for extension.

For more details, please see the attached job description and person specification. For an informal discussion, please contact Kevin Higgins on 07786 020787 or
Further information 
Please note that this is a fixed term position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post. Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.
 Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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