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Skills and Employment Policy Officer

Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
16 May 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £32,910 pro-rata for part-time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent 

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part-time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Skills Team as a Skills and Employment Policy Officer, working from Endeavour House, Ipswich. 

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated individual who has a wide range of skills, experience, competencies, and capabilities they can apply to this role.

Your role 

The Skills and Employment Policy Officer will be required to lead on areas of research and policy analysis to inform local practice, identify and secure external funding, manage an agreed portfolio of external relationships with stakeholders, project manage initiatives and take lead responsibility for skills development within one or more priority sectors within the Suffolk economy.

We anticipate this role will be based at Endeavour House, Ipswich, but we can be flexible depending on an individual’s location, and you will be expected to work at various locations across Suffolk and the wider region (including Norfolk) as well as from home, dependant on business requirements.  

The role will involve working with colleagues, stakeholders and partners across a range of activities; and use of digital media for meetings (such as MS Teams) as well as frequent travel around the county may be required.

Travelling requirements for your role

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. 

We would encourage potential applicants to seek more information or an informal discussion about the role. Please email Michael Gray, Head of Skills on michael.gray@suffolk.gov.uk and he will set up a call with a member of the team.

For more information and to apply for this role, please follow this link.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.  If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert. 

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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