Urban&Civic seeks skills lead


Urban&Civic has an exciting partnership opportunity for a key role within its Communities team. The role will co-ordinate the EDGE initiative and drive forward the employment, skills and economic opportunities created by the development of Alconbury Weald and the wider growth of Huntingdonshire.

The role has 2 key operational functions:
• Co-ordinating the EDGE partnership which brings together Jobcentre Plus, local colleges, careers advisers, charities and community groups, to support local people into the jobs coming up on site. This includes working on their skills, experience, qualifications, confidence and CV/interview approaches, and matching them up with opportunities on the Enterprise Zone and with the AW contractors, as well as with other vacancies in the local area.

• Specifically driving the National Skills Academy for Construction framework with contractors and housebuilders at Urban&Civic’s Alconbury Weald and Wintringham Park developments in Huntingdonshire: agreeing their targets through contractual and induction discussions, monitoring delivery, driving the link to EDGE to push opportunities locally, and identifying issues which arise to ensure a culture of jobs and skills develops across the scheme.

The role will also work with the iMET Skills Centre – being launched next Summer at Alconbury Weald - to ensure close linkages between local employment opportunities and skills development.

Rebecca Britton said:

"This is a great opportunity to come and work with a very committed team of partners who are working on one of the most innovative approaches to local employment in the country. The team are making a real difference in getting local people into work as part of the Alconbury Weald development and across local companies, and this role will help drive that potential forward."

For a detailed list of the key tasks involved in this varied and dynamic role please pop in to the EDGE shop or look online at www.sharperskills.co.uk, click here, or call Rebecca Britton on 07739 339 889.
Salary range of £30-40k, dependent on experience, plus package.