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We have a passion for inspiring young people and preparing them for the world of work, if you feel you could help us make a difference, we would love to hear from you!

Current Vacancies:

At Education Business Partnership (EBP), each year we help a wide range of businesses to meet their objectives through the programmes we develop and deliver with them. We harness the value from nearly 4000 volunteer hours and over 1,000 work experience placements for the benefit of young people across the region.

We currently have two fantastic opportunities to join a well-established team and positively impact over 12,000 young people each year.

Job Title: Business Engagement Officer

Contract type: Fixed term contract until July 2022

Hours: 20-25 hours per week, term-time only

Salary: £8,321-£10,116 actual salary, dependent on hours (£17,199 FTE)

As a Business Engagement Officer, you will:

  • Generate new business partnerships and build upon existing relationships to increase employer engagement in the skills development of young people
  • Support EBP’s Work Experience team in engaging businesses to host students on work experience placements and/or provide business volunteers to co-deliver events, programmes and workshops
  • Complete all relevant administrative duties relating to the above tasks

You must have:

  • Demonstrable experience working in, or with, the business sector
  • Proven track record in delivering to customer requirements and to deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiating ability, tact and diplomacy to promote good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience of working on multiple consecutive projects
  • Competent I.T user (Office suite)

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • UK driving license (own car)
  • Previous experience in an administrative role
  • Good geographical knowledge of the Thames Valley
  • Working knowledge of the education sector
  • Knowledge of current developments within education

Job Title: Project Officer

Contract type: Fixed term contract until July 2022

Hours: 28-35 hours per week, term-time only

Salary: £15,348-£18,660 actual salary dependant on hours (£22,659 FTE)

As a Project Officer, you will:

  • Liaise with schools, colleges and businesses to develop and deliver work related learning activities as set out in the annual programme
  • Carry out all aspects of event/workshop booking, preparation, delivery and evaluation
  • Lead workshop/activity delivery to student groups of a variety of ages whether face-to-face or virtually
  • Work collectively with other members of the EBP to develop strategies to ensure the ongoing success of the company

You must have:

  • Good project organisation skills, clear and logical communicator
  • Experience of managing successful events
  • Competent I.T user (Office suite, including video conferencing software)
  • Interest in working with young people
  • Use of own car and clean driving licence

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • Previous experience of working with private and public sector employers
  • Understanding of current developments in education
  • Working knowledge of secondary, special needs and tertiary education in the Thames Valley
  • Proven ability to undertake evaluation, monitoring and quality assurance exercises

Company Benefits:

  • Term time only contract (38 weeks per year, running to the West Berkshire Council Academic calendar)
  • 25 days paid holiday per year
  • Friendly working environment
  • Flexible working hours (within core hours of 9am-5pm)
  • Workplace pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Company sick pay

Safeguarding Statement:

Our charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

How to apply:

Please get in contact on the email address below to request the full Job Description and the details of how to apply for the post that you are interested in.

The deadline for both posts is midnight on 1st November 2021.

We offer rewarding volunteering and mentoring opportunities through one-off programmes/events or on-going projects helping to prepare young people for the world of work, to find out more visit our Volunteer/share your expertise page.

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