Enterprise Coordinator - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) with travel expected across Leeds City Region and some UK and overseas travel
1 role is up to 12 months and 1 is up to 8 months
Grade I: £28,306 per annum

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Due to internal secondments opportunities, we are seeking to appoint 2 Enterprise Co-ordinators in our Schools Partnership Team. You will pro-actively engage businesses and schools within the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Careers Hub and the Kirklees Careers Hub.

This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with a wide range of businesses across Leeds City Region and influence senior business leaders to engage with education. The role is a key part of the Careers and Enterprise Company’s flagship Enterprise Adviser programme and Careers Hubs in Leeds City Region.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are prepared to work flexibly and as part of a growing team in a high-profile and demanding environment - often working to tight deadlines. You will have a proven track record of business engagement within a skills or wider environment, will be someone who can contribute to making a difference to young people’s employability in Leeds City Region and it would be beneficial (but not a requirement) to have experience of working within a Special Educational Needs and Disability context.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The role

Reporting into the Lead Enterprise Coordinator- Careers Hubs, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support, coordination, and challenge to school senior leadership teams to contribute to their strategic careers plan.
  • Pro-actively engaging businesses to support Schools and Colleges through the Enterprise Advisor Network.
  • Introduce and match Enterprise Advisers to local schools, equipping and training Advisers to fulfil the role.

Review the Role Profile provided on Our Website for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience but not be limited to:

  • Able to develop strategic partnerships with businesses and schools.
  • Ability to manage and influence key stakeholders.
  • Track record of delivering project outcomes and improving performance.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card.
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

To apply for this role, upload your CV and covering letter on Our Website by 11:55pm on Sunday 17 January 2021.

Further Information

For further information about the role, please contact James Ghafoor on james.ghafoor@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and will be applied to our salary structure as appropriate once confirmed.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

17 January 2021, 11:55 PM