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Strategic Hub Lead - Flexible Location

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


About Us

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

What the job is about:

The role of Strategic Hub Lead is responsible for leading and driving sustainable system change in career provision within the Hub and as part of the national network of Careers Hubs across England by ensuring the hub is at the centre of local careers provision and policy making decisions.

Careers Hubs build on the tried and tested model of partnership and collaboration where the virtual Hub is the centre point of a localised careers offer, accessible to all mainstream schools and colleges across that geography. Careers Hubs lead partnerships of schools, colleges, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, local businesses, and careers providers, helping young people connect closely to local skills and economic need through a tailored careers education programme.

Through joining a Careers Hub, we enable schools and colleges to receive professional guidance in how to develop their careers programme, peer to peer support and learning in what works, access to funding and coordinated activity. The Hubs are incubators for innovation, taking our national mantra of test, learn and adapt and applying that locally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and drive cross sector engagement and collaboration to ensure all young people can access high quality careers and enterprise education that aligns with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Combined Authority (CA) or Local Authority (LA) economic and skills priorities, ensures improved career outcomes and achieves sustainable change in careers provision at a local and national level.
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of delivery professionals and volunteers to provide high quality careers provision in accordance with the best practice outlined in Gatsby Benchmarks, the Government's Careers Strategy and the Grant Funding Agreement with the Careers and Enterprise Company.
  • Create the vision, set, and direct the long-term strategy for the Careers Hub with clearly defined and measurable outcomes that evidence sustained change in careers provision for all young people.
  • Build and implement a Careers Hub strategic plan that harmonises local economic and skills priorities, achieves sustained change in careers provision and meets the Grant Funding Agreement.
  • Lead, develop and retain a team of staff and volunteers from business, to deliver the work streams and achieve the outcomes outlined in the Careers Hub strategic plan and achieve the Grant Funding Agreement.

What's in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary, you will have access to our wider career development framework and payment progression plans. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience and success of leading and managing a multi-discipline field-based team that work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of strategic/business planning, vision, and mission creation
  • A proven track record of engaging with and influencing senior, cross sector stakeholders to drive collaboration and affect change.
  • An understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development and the issues and barriers to employment faced by young people.
  • A demonstrable understanding of post-16 landscape including National Apprenticeship Service, Uni-Connect, National Careers Service and T Levels.
  • Strong leadership skills, able to set, communicate and inspire stakeholders to achieve a clear vision.
  • Highly effective at strategic planning/ business planning and managing performance against the outcomes within a plan.
  • Qualified to Degree Level
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.

Desirable Skills & Requirements:
  • Experience of leading and managing programmes with volunteers from business
  • Experience of marketing and promotions communications and strategies to engage stakeholders
  • Up to date knowledge of the careers education sector and the wider economic, political and social drivers of business for engaging with and supporting schools, colleges and young people.

Disability Confident Commitment:

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, or maternity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual