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2nd Chance

2nd Chance

2nd Chance

2nd Chance is an innovative and ground-breaking six month ‘education to employment’ training programme. We support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (aged 19-24), who are not in educatio...


London, United Kingdom

27 Jun 2013

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Compensation details:
Circa £35,000, depending upon experience. 

Employer tags:
Esc Factor:
Social Impact
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Employment Manager

Outstanding professional wanted for high-potential start up

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Circa £35,000, depending upon experience. 

Job Type:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Business Development
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Position: Employment Manager
Start date:
From July 2013
Hours: Full-time, permanent with 3 month probation period
South London, Elephant and Castle SE1
Circa £35k
Closing date: 10th July 2013

Reporting to: 2nd Chance Principal

2nd Chance is running a 2-year pilot of a new model of education for unemployed young people (details here). We have a vacancy for an experienced employer engagement professional who has worked in employer brokerage and/or corporate engagement and is looking for a challenging role in a high-potential pilot project.  

Job Purpose
To manage all aspects of the employment and employability work of the College, deputising for the Principle when required.

To manage a team of employability staff and progression coaches.

To secure and manage: 50+ successful work placements, 50+ suitable and sustainable jobs/apprenticeships for young people, 50+ quality employee mentors for the young people

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the College employment and employability work. Ensure it meets its key target to get 50 learners per year into sustainable work/apprenticeships
  • Manage employer partnerships at 2nd Chance including: work placements, employer engagement in the curriculum, industry visits and speaker events
  • Engage new employers – large, medium and small enterprises – to suit the needs of the young people on the 2nd Chance course
  • Manage the administration, health and safety, risks assessments and operations of the young people’s extended work placements
  • Ensure that the work placement strategy is in line with the aims and priorities of 2nd Chance and is preparing young people appropriately for secure employment on exit
  • Ensure the learners’ training and classroom-based learning is preparing them for a career
  • Design and develop employer engagement materials and media initiatives
  • Represent 2nd Chance to networks of employers and act as an ambassador for the young people on the programme, presenting and writing copy when required 
  • Work with large employers, interacting at both a senior and operational level with HR, CSR and other managers
  • Set up and manage employment or apprenticeships as they exit the 2nd Chance programme in 2014
  • Coordinate an employee mentoring programme to support the learners during and post-placement

Person Specification

  • Strategic vision to build a world class employability programme
  • Experience in an employer brokerage or partnership role in the charity, welfare to work or FE sector, or appropriate experience in the private sector
  • Excellent knowledge of legal issues, health and safety processes and best practice in setting up and managing work experience for young people
  • Experience managing staff, setting priorities and networking at a senior level
  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree or equivalent qualification
  • Extremely high level of literacy and communication skills
  • The experience necessary to work confidently with senior management, the Board of Trustees, other staff and young people to ensure that work placements are fulfilling, useful and safe for the learners
  • Experience of working in a team in a community education or employability setting
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship set-up, management and legislation
  • Ability to build long-lasting partnerships

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