Employment and Apprenticeship Officer

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£33,291 - £35,724 p.a. inc.
19 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Job role
Contract Type

Help improve Employment and Apprenticeship


Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. 

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.  

The Post   

We are looking for an experienced Employment and Apprenticeship Officer to join the award winning Brent Works Recruitment Service based in the Civic Centre. Brent Works won the Place West London Award for best employment initiative in West London and was also shortlisted for London and National Awards in the last year. Brent is also the London Borough of Culture 2020 and Brent Works will have a role to engage with growth creative industries.

You will have a proven track record of successfully recruiting and placing unemployed and/or disadvantaged people into employment or apprenticeships and working to individual employment/recruitment outcome related targets.

The Person 

Previous experience of successfully engaging employers and meeting their recruitment needs across a range of sectors is essential. Knowledge of the construction sector and experience working with property developers would also be advantageous. We are also looking for someone who has experience of building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders. 

Apprenticeship related market experience would be an advantage including knowledge of the national framework and policies related to the employment, apprenticeships and skills sectors. 

The post-holder will deliver excellent customer service to both employers and residents and develop and maintain good relationships across the sector. 

If you feel you are able to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for this role outlined in the attached job specification, we welcome your application. 

Closing Date: 2 July 2019 (23:00) 

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. 

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