Interim Employment Programme Manager

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Interim Employment Programme Manager
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ504536

Posted: 14th January 2022 15:29
  • Pay Rate:

    £20.65 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Responsible for the day-to-day and operational management of GLLaB’s frontline service team. Provide managerial oversight of GLLaB’s comprehensive range of back-to-work employment programmes to ensure these remove barriers to work and equip residents with the skills needed to actively participate in the labour market. To ensure high quality employment-related services are provided to residents seeking employment; through effective delivery of multiple externally and corporately funded programmes 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the effective day-to-day management of GLLaB’s front line employment support service, including the management of up to 15 multi-disciplinary staff members in a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Ensure the effective caseload management of customers, ensuring regular and documented follow-up, tracking and review of customer action plans and milestones in order to move customers into sustained employment as quickly as possible.  
  • Responsible for the management of GLLaB customer engagement and assessment services, mobile services, events and open days including those delivered in conjunction with external partners 
  • Work closely with the Compliance team to carry out self-assessment and internal audit of all Employment support programmes and services; carrying out the review to achieve and maintain contractual compliance of programmes and development of services in line with best practice methodologies   
  • Support the development of best practice across service areas; improve efficiency; reduce costs; deliver value for money; and improve individual and team productivity with the ultimate aim of improving positive customer outcomes.  Undertake regular reviews GLLaB programmes and services, and adapt delivery to new initiatives to meet the changing needs of communities and resident service users. 
  • Contribute to the Council’s current and emerging priorities to deliver economic prosperity for all through the work of GLLaB, the Welfare Reform Team and other Council employment initiatives. 
  • Conduct and record PRADs with team members, carrying out regular 1-2-1 supervisory sessions, caseload reviews and development and review of work plans and targets. To identify areas of underperformance and put in place actions to address these and bring about improvements 
  • Responsible for implementation of risk management methodologies to manage and mitigate operational, financial and reputational risks associated with programme delivery 
  • Oversee the delivery of multiple externally-funded, payment-by-results and corporate programmes to ensure they support a wide range of customer groups, including those with multiple barriers to work, ensuring these are delivered to profile and other   contractual KPI 
  • Work to maximise GLLaB funding streams through up to date knowledge of available funding organisations; contribute to the writing and submission of external bids for external funding to deliver sustained employment support related activities across Employment and Skills 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Experience in research and delivery of pilot projects / project management 
  5. Strong attention to detail and be an effective communicator, able to present programme proposals to the Communities Management team in an easily digestible way 
  6. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages 
  7. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document. 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for  


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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ504536
Interim Employment Programme Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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