Mid Level
Humber Internships Programme Employer Engagement Advisor
University of Hull

Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 per annum

Closing Date: Monday, 14 June 2021

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Building on its current internship programme and SME engagement, the University of Hull has secured funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme for England 2014-2020, to establish a programme team to facilitate the delivery of the Humber Internship Programme (HIP).

HIP will target SMEs and individuals within the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to address identified issues around Employment & Skills. The HIP Team will act as a skills broker with the aim of placing Humber based HE and FE Graduates and students into local businesses as Interns; providing placement and employment opportunities & enhancing SME skill levels. This activity will take place across the full geography of the Humber including Hull, East Riding, North and NE Lincolnshire.

The team will work with the SparkFund & HIP Programme Manager to ensure the successful delivery of all aspects of the project and to manage the full life cycle of the Humber Internship Programme (HIP) from inception to final audit. The core project team, made up of three Employer Engagement Advisors, one Careers Consultant, one Finance & Audit Officer, one Administrative Officer and one Marketing and Communications Officer will work closely with the Student Futures Team to ensure graduates and students are exposed to opportunities created by the programme; which will also include pre and post internship support and evaluation.

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual to undertake the role of Employer Engagement Adviser who will work across the whole Programme, coordinating activities directly with SMEs and ensuring the provision of an effective business-facing service meeting ESF contract requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the HIP Programme Manager to develop and implement effective working practices within the Core Project Team to ensure effective delivery of project outputs and targets;
  • Experience of working directly with SMEs in an advisory/support/key account management function
  • Establishing effective working relationships with stakeholders, particularly strategic partners and SMEs within the set geographical area;

The position is fixed term as outlined in the Job Description, with the possibility of extension subject to funding and project requirements.

Other team roles are being recruited and advertised separately.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview process.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Pauline Mitchell, SparkFund & HIP Programme Manager, p.a.mitchell@hull.ac.uk or call 07484 924858.

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