Employer Engagement Officer

Job Details

london borough of islington to Lead on the establishment and development of strong working relationships and clear partnerships with key employers to identify and generate pathways to employment.


  1. Oversee the design and brokerage of a range of opportunities for vulnerable young people across key industry sectors, including work experience, training courses, taster activities, as well as paid employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
  2. Work closely with employers and council colleagues to ensure that opportunities are appropriate, flexible and accessible, and designed to meet the needs of both employers and young people.
  3. Where appropriate, broker bespoke opportunities based upon the individual needs and interest of vulnerable young people engaged in the targeted employment and skills programme.
  4. Act as an expert on key sectors offering youth employment opportunities, enabling service managers to understand and maximise the potential to open up pathways for Islington young people, and working with services to ensure that this is delivered.
  5. Work across the Employment, Skills and Culture division and other council departments to develop a deeper understanding of the local businesses and training organisations, and identify opportunities for joint working with business facing colleagues internally and in neighbouring boroughs.
  6. Account manage high profile employer relationships, and ensure that iWork Youth Employment Coaches and other relevant partners are feeding appropriate clients through an effective preparation process, and that good quality feedback is available.
  7. Disseminate local labour market information and sectoral knowledge, and support managers to use this to plan services to increase positive outcomes for residents.
  8. Forecast upcoming opportunities and proactively develop innovative approaches to supporting employers to recruit better locally, through identifying alternative recruitment methods and advocating for the standards recommended by the Employment Commission.
  9. Ensure that both young people and employers are properly supported, that health and safety measures and other considerations have been appropriately applied and support employers in preparing training/career plans. Provide good quality feedback and advocacy where appropriate
  10. Support with the writing of bids to bring external funding into the borough to develop the work of the team further
  11. .Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of interventions and the work of the service to ensure continuous improvements are made.
  12. Support the iWork Targeted Youth Employment Manager to address service development needs .

payrate: £30.75 umbrella