Labour Market Partnership Officer
Labour Market Partnership Officer required for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Main Purpose of Post
The purpose of the post will be to assist the Labour Market Partnership Manager to develop and deliver on the LMP Strategic Plan & Action Plan. The aim is to help improve employability outcomes and Labour market conditions locally by working through coordinated, collaborative, multi-agency partnerships, achieving regional objectives whilst being flexible to meet the needs presented by localised conditions and helping to connect employers with employees. The key objective is to develop local plans tailored to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area depending on skills, sector, requirements; agree sector/industry needs at a local level; review supply and demand for skills, expertise, qualifications etc. at local level and commission new provision to fill any local gaps.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the LMP Manager in delivering long term project priorities, through the following actions:
- Assist the LMP Manager in undertaking a Strategic Assessment, identifying priorities arising from statistical information and consultation as a basis for developing Partnership Action Plans.
- Using an Outcomes Based Accountability approach assist the LMP Manager in, collecting evidence that can be used to create Performance Scorecards that consider the impact of the Partnership on agreed whole-population indicators, the borough's Community Plan and the Council's Corporate Plan.
- Communicate advice and guidance to the LMP on legislation, policy, commissioning research, statistical reports, publications relating to the work of LMP and local employability/labour market issues.
- To provide advice and support to the LMP members to ensure effective and efficient operation of the partnership.
- Plan, organise and assist with relevant events, launches, presentations, project meetings and training sessions as required.
- Service working groups engaged in long term project development and managing administration systems to reflect project management principles and audit requirements.
- Assist the LMP manager with the management, and expenditure of DfC funding ensuring that the functions are carried out in accordance with Council's governance and financial framework and that of the DfC's Financial Guidelines for Local Labour Market Partnerships.
- Assist the LMP manager with maintenance of a Declarations of Interest Register.
- Assist the LMP Manager to manage and co-ordinate a comprehensive administrative support service, to monitor the performance of the local labour market, identify priorities for inclusion in the annual action plan and monitoring performance against these priorities. As a minimum organise 6 full Partnership meetings per year, hosted bi-monthly.
- Assist the LMP Manager to establish sub groups or project groups as required, with Terms of Reference, and ensure servicing of same.
- Assist the LMP Manager to network with partners, develop and maintain relationships with statutory agencies and other public and private sector organisations, and identify opportunities to market and promote the positive image of the LMP.
- Assist the LMP Manager to develop with Members, a district wide programme of work to enhance the public awareness of the LMP.
- Assist the LMP Manager to create a Communications Strategy, promoting the work of the LMP through the media and other communications channels.
- By its nature the post will require flexible working to meet the needs of the service. Attend meetings of the Council and any relevant working groups and prepare and present reports as required.
- Act in accordance with the Code of Conduct for local Government employees.
- Comply with and actively promote the Council's policies and procedures, including those relating to Fair employment, Equal Opportunities, and Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
- Undertake the duties outlined above in a way which will enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the Council.
- Undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate to the achievement of the purpose and function of this post.
Applicants must demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples, that they possess:
- A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, eg education, social policy, economic development, community development etc
A minimum two years relevant experience in
- Strategy/policy development work
- Partnership working with regional & local stakeholders
- Research and data analysis
37 hrs per week
Temporary ongoing funded post
£14.51 per hr increasing to £16.25 after 12 weeks
Interested in this role please call Ashleigh @ Staffline 028 2542699 or email cv to firstname.lastname@example.org