Employment Skills Project Officer

Education & Learning
2300024L Requisition #

Employment Skills Project Officer 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people, empowering them for a brighter future? Apply now to join our dynamic team as an Employment Skills Project Officer at Education Business Partnership (Cornwall Council) where you'll play a pivotal role collaborating with employers, education and partner providers to deliver effective employability projects and programmes which support young people aged 16-25 years.

Key Responsibilities:

As an Employment Skills Project Officer, you will:


  - Identify and recruit economically inactive young people facing barriers to employment or engagement in training.

Use person-centred methods of support:

   - Create personalised action plans with young clients, addressing and overcoming their barriers to progress their entry into the workforce.

   - Provide intensive and wraparound support to guide them towards mainstream employment and training opportunities.


- Work closely with colleagues and engage with employer, skills and provider networks to identify employment opportunities aligned with the needs and aspirations of young people and the local labour market.

 Deliver Employability Programs:

   - Develop and implement quality, structured employability programs, including work experience placements and employer taster sessions.

   - Actively involve young people in the process

   - Conduct thorough follow-up work with participants and employers to address ongoing support needs, ensuring sustained success.

Your Qualifications and Experience: 

- Relevant experience of working with young people with skills development, employment support, or related issues

- Good knowledge of developments for 15-25 age group and Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

- Understanding of labour market information.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This role is government funded until March 2025.

Location: Cornwall wide delivery (work base will be closest Council office to home)

If you are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals, contributing to their journey towards mainstream employment and training, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

This position will be subject to a  criminal record disclosure check. 

Whilst the location/work-base for this role may have been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g., from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 

We are happy to talk about flexible working options such as part-time or compressed hours. More examples of our flexible working opportunities can be found here - flexible working options. 

How To Apply 

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Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria on the role profile marked ‘application form'. Please view the role profile here. Please ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process 

Please be advised that for this role we are accepting uploaded supporting statements and/or CVs to support your online application. 

About Us 

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and over five million visitors a year. Find out about working and volunteering for us. 

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g., race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.  

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.  

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