Job Title: Business Manager - Careers, Progression and Business Development
Job reference: 227609
Application closing date: 24 August 2020
Salary: £34,788 to £37,849, Grade 10, 37 hours, Permanent
Location: Manygates Education Centre, Manygates Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7DQ
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person to play an important role in helping Wakefield residents fulfil their potential and forge better futures.
We are looking to appoint an exceptional manager to contribute to the strategic direction of the team and to provide operational leadership to the business development, commercialisation and career and progression delivery and support us on our journey to ‘outstanding’.
You will lead a team of Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Officers as well as managing the Business Development Team and others involved in developing commercial opportunities for the Adult Education Service.
Reporting to the Assistant Service Manager you will be responsible for achieving ambitious targets, resulting in improved employability options and careers & enterprise education across the district. You will also contribute to the development of future priorities and be involved in securing the required resources to successfully deliver those priorities.
You will play a key role in the implementation of the Employment and Skills agenda for the Council and will need a detailed knowledge and understanding of local, regional and national skills and careers policy. Experience and understanding of Ofsted and the Education and Skills Funding Agency requirements for development of employment and skills programmes is essential.
You will have demonstrable experience of building excellent networks across organisations to influence their approach to career, employment and skills planning and enterprise activity.
You will be an excellent people manager, able to lead and motivate staff that are located remotely.
You will be able to demonstrate:
• A successful track record in managing projects
• Proven ability to identify stakeholders and build strong relationships
• Proven ability to establish and manage high performing teams
• Significant understanding of Careers policy
• The ability to meet performance targets
For further information please contact Lisa Cutts on 07920467374.
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 young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare, and expect staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.