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Employment and Skills Manager / Employability Manager

Greater Manchester
Working Preference

*** Candidate Spotlight ***

On the market now for a new role is my impressive Manchester based candidate open to roles ; Head of Employability, Operational Manager, Employability Manager, Head of Employer Engagement, Employment and Skills Manager, Careers Service Manager, Service Delivery Manager £45k+ Negotiable

My candidate is an organised, respected Senior Manager who will deliver employers performance objectives, policies, and procedures. A passionate, loyal, driven with a can-do attitude and a flexible working approach. Excellent interpersonal skills who understand the importance of listening and verbal communication.

Comfortable working with people of all levels and having an excellent commercial approach to solving problems and developing business processes. Having proven people management skills, with the ability to manage performance and motivate staff on an individual and team level.

My candidate sits on the Advisory panel for Salford and a board member for NEETs for Salford Opportunities, where they support and make decisions on support providers and young people.  They enjoy learning and developing their own career and are keen to share their current skills and knowledge to their future employer.

My candidates current responsibilities include

  • Lead, inspire, motivate, and coach the team of Career and Progression Advisors.
  • Drive and deliver targets and outcomes in line with the contract through effective line management.
  • Understand the Labour market and identifying emerging sectors and opportunities for customers to benefit from.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders to maximise job and training opportunities.

14 years in Welfare to Work / Employability

Deputised for Assistant Director / Head of Service and taken on additional responsibilities when required

Supported the Head of Service to grow their existing and new provisions.

Support bid opportunities and applications to procurement frameworks

Work in partnership with H&S compliance and Safeguarding teams

Responsible for recruiting staff within the department

Ensuring all policies, procedures and processes are in place, evidencing outcomes through social accounting

Key Skills

Advanced negotiation and influencing skills

Extensive tenancy and void management experience

Experience of working with service users who have multiple disabilities

Extensive experience of planning, implementing, and delivering training projects

Understanding of the Equality and Diversity Act 2010

Highly experienced at conducting outreach and community ordinated engagement sessions

Experience of working with a diverse customer base

Advanced experience of working on European Social Funded, DWP and Council programmes and extensive experience in the housing sector

Highly adaptable in dealing with organisational change

Excellent management and team development skills

Strong organisational, administrative, and inter-personal skills

Advanced case load and time management skills (Used to working in very pressurised environments, with tight deadlines and targets)

Able to effectively monitor, assess and progress service users

Car owner with a clean driving licence


IAG Level 4 – August 2022 – Present

Leadership Programme – July 2021 – Present

Project Management Bootcamp – July 2022

Fire Marshall Training – July 2022

IAG Level 3 (NVQ) – March 2022

Mental Health Awareness Training – October 2020

Mental Health First Aid Training – October 2020

Bid Writing Course – November 2019

Dementia Awareness – July 2019

Level 3 BTEC Award Education and Training – June 2019

Prevent and Safeguarding Training – 2017

Leadership Challenge – 2017

NVQ Management Level 3 – 2001

Certificate of Proficiency Insurance Papers I & 2 – 1993

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To find out more about our exclusive candidate please contact us online, call us on either 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email us directly via [email protected]

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