Senior Employer Engagement Officer [Business Health Matters]

Location: Blackburn

Salary: £25,804 p/annum rising to £30,040 p/annum with length of service

Expires: Sunday 02 May 2021

Senior Employer Engagement Officer [Business Health Matters]

£25,804 p/annum rising to £30,040 p/annum with length of service
Full Time | Temporary – 24 months

Newground Together is a social enterprise and a member of the Together Housing Group, with the aim of empowering people to create sustainable communities that are connected, resilient, healthy and prosperous to achieve our ambition; better lives and opportunities for our communities.

This post is part funded by the European Social fund, from January 2021 to December 2023, the continuation of the post after that date will depend on alternative funding and activity being identified.

We have an excellent opportunity to join our Business Health Matters Project Team based in Blackburn, as a Senior Employer Engagement Officer.
Business Health Matters is a new project to support people of all ages 16-65 to sustain their role at work. With retirement age increasing the government are providing funding to improve members of staff mental health and to upskill them to enable them to remain in their post longer. A key component of this project is to support SME’s across Pennine Lancashire and the role of Senior Employer Engagement officer is to build the foundations of strong partnership working.

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Lancashire.
Your normal day to day duties will consist of:

  1. To lead on the development of sustained work placement opportunities for our programme participants.
  2. You will have line management responsibility for the Work Placement Officers, working together as part of the wider employment & skills people team.
  3. To engage with local employers to secure employment, training, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.
  4. You will need to understand the local labour market, information and statistics, and work alongside the employment team to align training and skills development with job brokerage opportunities.

In order to successfully undertake the role of Senior Employer Engagement Officer you will be required to have:

  1. A track record of employer engagement as well as relationship management.
  2. Experience of developing and managing effective delivery of employment programmes and engagement activity.
  3. Experience of successfully obtaining work experience, apprenticeships, traineeships and supported employment opportunities.
  4. Demonstrable knowledge of the local labour market & local employers.

Together Housing recognises we are all different and that diversity is a strength. To further strengthen our organisation, we are seeking different voices and we will ensure all applicants will receive fair treatment, regardless of their personal characteristics, background or personal circumstances. Your difference makes us stronger and better. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment practices, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums and other services to support staff from different backgrounds.
In return we can offer you a great set of benefits which includes;

  • 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years’ service) + bank holidays.
  • A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
  • Great new comfortable and modern offices
  • A huge scope of personal development opportunities
  • A very attractive pension scheme & healthcare benefit as well
  • For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme

The closing date for applications is 2nd May, with interviews being held 12th May.

You can complete the online application form by clicking here or alternatively email your CV & a Covering Letter to and please ensure you download a copy of the Job Description here & ensure your CV matches the requirements of the role.

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