We are recruiting for a Schools and Enterprise Coordinator to engage with local employers and schools to create links between both, which will support the opportunities for young people.
The programme aims to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work as well as motivating young people and supporting positive outcomes for them through encounters with employers and experiences of workplaces.
You will build and maintain effective relationships with senior leaders in local schools and colleges, understanding their needs and addressing them and work closely with a cluster of 25 schools and or colleges and 50 employers.
Qualifications & Experience required:
- Demonstrable experience of engaging and building relationships with leaders from schools, colleges and businesses.
- Demonstrable experience of leading the delivery of programmes or projects with multiple stakeholders particularly with volunteers
- A strong track record of stakeholder engagement and management and of communicating with a variety of audiences, preferably in the education and careers sector.
- A demonstrable understanding of school culture and the challenges faced by schools in delivering careers and enterprise, and the current careers education and corporate social responsibility landscapes.
- An understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development and the issues and barriers to employment faced by young people.
- Experience of employer engagement
Skills & Core Competencies:
- Excellent communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working.
- Collaborative and good at building relationships at all levels, both internally and with a range of external stakeholders.
- Proactive, with the ability to work independently, prioritising a busy workload and a large number of stakeholders.
- Adaptable, tenacious, determined, positive and resilient with the ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a start-up culture.
- Travel across the West London area.