Skills Strategy Manager

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Organisation Type:
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Salary Description:
Grade 13 £47,495 per annum.
12th Feb 2019
Start Date:
Wakefield Council
Job Ref:

Skills Strategy Manager

Location: Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Salary: Grade 13 £47,495 per annum.


• A competitive salary
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Access to an occupational pension scheme
• A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

Wakefield Council is looking to appoint a dynamic Skills Strategy Manager to drive forward the Council's Skills and Employment priorities for its residents. This opportunity will take the successful candidate on an exciting journey including the initiation of some significant employment and skills programmes. These will be directly delivered by the Council with the sole aim of transforming the economic prospects of its residents.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in the development and implementation of strategies to ensure successful outcomes in relation to Employment and Skills. A track record of collaborative delivery alongside multiple agencies is equally as critical, with the post-holder playing a central role in transforming the District's approach to raising the earnings and skill levels of its residents.

You will have experience of managing large scale projects to target and on time and an expert ability to manage change through developing a collaborative and collegiate approach that brings local business and residents together to enhance job opportunities across the District.

You should understand the seamless links that need to be made across a wide range of public and private sector organisations in order to meet the District's skills and employment challenges outlined in Wakefield's Economic Strategy 2018-2023.

If you are interested in joining a proactive team which has a real focus on quality outcomes, strategy and transformation then you could be the person we are looking for.

For further enquiries please contact Karen Wiper on 01924 304951 or

For further information please visit: alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment Line on 0345 8506506 (typetalk calls welcome)or click on the link below

To apply please visit:

Closing date: 15/03/2019

Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 26 March 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

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Contact Details:
Wakefield Council
Tel: 01924 304951
Contact: Karen Wiper

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