Southampton Enterprise & Skills Executive (Careers)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JAN20220903

Job details


Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£25,481 - £29,577 Per Annum

Closing date

2 February 2022

Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2023

Shared post between Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Southampton City Council (SCC)

Location – In accordance with Government guidelines there is currently a policy in place for remote working. There is however a clear expectation that this post will be based in the Solent with some regional travel around the LEP area and a requirement to represent the Solent at national meetings.

Are you driven to support educators and businesses to collaborate and promote employment, skills and career opportunities for young people in the Southampton area?

Are you adaptable, tenacious, determined, positive and resilient with the ability to work in an agile and fast-paced environment?

Established in 2010, Solent LEP is a limited company by guarantee and business-led collaboration between private, public and education sectors across the Solent. Of the 38 LEPs across England, Solent LEP represents one of the most significant coastal gateway regions in the country and is responsible for securing and investing large amounts of public and private sector funding in ambitious projects to create new businesses, jobs and homes. The LEP also delivers a range service programmes under contract, including the Solent Growth Hub and the LEP’s Careers function. Since its formation Solent LEP has benefitted from business expertise and acumen. We have created a new partnership between the public, private and academic sectors in the Solent that represents the diversity of local businesses and communities.

Solent LEP prioritises policies and actions on the basis of clear economic evidence and intelligence from businesses and local communities. Our interventions are designed to improve productivity across the local economy to benefit people and communities with the aim of creating more inclusive economies. As an organisation, Solent LEP prides itself on demonstrating innovation, passion and commitment for the region by working in a collaborative and inclusive manner with its complex and varied stakeholder networks.

The Southampton Enterprise and Skills Executive supports the coordination of the Solent Enterprise Advisor Network and Careers Hub in Southampton to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise programmes, employer engagement and local economy linkages. The EAN bridges the gap between education and employers by pairing individual volunteer Enterprise Advisers (EAs) with a school or college to help build a strategic employer engagement plan to improve careers and enterprise provision within the school. The post will focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people. 

The successful candidate will be joining an ambitious team, working at a high level with senior leaders from across many sectors to make a direct impact on workforce skills and raise the career aspirations of our young people in Southampton.

Interview date – 10th February 2022

The full Job Profile is attached. When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the Job Profile with the use of examples from your experience. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. Please only submit a CV to show your employment history, not your suitability for the role.

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