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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 three vacancies:

  1. Work Experience Placement Suitability Assessor – Part Time and Term Time
  2. Business Engagement Specialist – Part Time and Term Time
  3. Work Experience Project Officer – Part Time and Term Time

Work Experience Placement Suitability Assessor – Part Time and Term Time

We are looking for a Work Experience Placement Suitability Assessor to join our Work Experience team on a 1 year fixed term contract, to start in September 2022. This is a predominantly road based role that requires travel primarily within the Thames Valley, for visits to businesses.

Key information:
14 hours per week – Flexible on days/hours
£12.85 per hour – Actual salary £7,703 (FTE £23,387)
38 weeks per year –  Following the West Berkshire Term dates calendar
Mileage paid at 45p per mile

This role is will require the successful candidate to:

  • Work with the work experience team to organise and conduct visits to businesses across West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Basingstoke and Oxfordshire.
  • Check that health and safety procedures are in place, and ensure the environment is suitable and safe for students.
  • Inform the Work Experience Team should any placement not meet minimum standards required, or should a DBS check be necessary
  • Work with the Work Experience Team to update the in-house database
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and health and safety standards

You must have:

  • Demonstrable experience working in, or with, the business sector
  • Proven track record in delivering to customer requirements and to deadline
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Competent I.T user (Office suite)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Full clean drivers license, and own transport

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • Managing Safely Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (advantageous but training can be provided)
  • Good geographical knowledge of the Thames Valley
  • Previous experience of working with private and/or public sector employers
  • Working knowledge of the education sector

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.

Please get in contact on the email address below for the full Job Description. If you wish to apply please send a CV along with a cover letter to the below.

michelles@ebp.org.uk


Business Engagement Specialist – Part Time and Term Time

We are looking for a Business Engagement Specialist to join our Work Experience team on a 1 year fixed term contract, to start in September 2022.

If you have experience of working within the Business sector and are able to confidently converse with school and business contacts to promote Work Experience opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

Key information:
20 hours per week – Flexible on days/hours
£10.20 per hour – Actual salary £8,735 (FTE £18,564)
38 weeks per year –  Following the West Berkshire Term dates calendar

This role is will require the successful candidate to:

  • Work closely with colleagues in Work Experience and Developing Skills team to gain an understanding of students’ requirements and programme objectives
  • Contact relevant businesses via telephone, email, via networking events etc to engage them with EBP’s work to assist with successful delivery across multiple projects
  • Following up on contacts made through networking events/ e-shots/ other meetings etc to engage volunteers/secure work experience placements
  • Update trackers and databases regularly to ensure visibility of progress towards targets/ against delivery plan

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)
  • Good attention to detail

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

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.

Please get in contact on the email address below for the full Job Description. If you wish to apply please send a CV along with a cover letter to the below.

michelles@ebp.org.uk


Work Experience Project Officer – Part Time and Term Time

We are currently looking for a Project Officer to join our Work Experience Team on a 1 year fixed term contract, starting in September 2022. This role is for 21 hours per week, term-time only, and is  based on a Full time equivalent salary of £22,659. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established team and positively impact over 12,000 young people each year.

Key information:
21 hours per week – Flexible on days/hours
£12.85 per hour – Actual salary £11,555 (FTE £23,387)
38 weeks per year –  Following the West Berkshire Term dates calendar

As a Project Officer, you will:

  • Liaise with schools, colleges, businesses and colleagues to deliver the work experience programme
  • Take responsibility for specific schools/college projects and areas of work with support as agreed with the Contracts & WRL Manager
  • Carry out pre-placement checks with companies prior to students commencing work experience placements, flagging up necessary issues e.g. DBS checks/concerns etc
  • Work directly with students – e.g. interviewing prior to placing
  • Contact and work with local employers to increase the number of work experience opportunities available
  • Lead workshop/activity delivery to student groups of a variety of ages whether face-to-face or virtually
  • Carry out all aspects of event/workshop booking for virtual work experience
  • Develop content as required for virtual work experience events
  • Work with team members and EBP staff to develop strategies to ensure the ongoing success of the company, and to review and improve the services of the EBP

You must have:

  • Experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment
  • Good computer/ICT skills (including video conferencing)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills/the ability to multi task and work on different projects at the same time Strong interest in working with young people to improve their chances in life, school and ultimately the workplace
  • Use of own car and clean driving licence

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • Experienced in managing successful events
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Geographical knowledge of West Berkshire and surrounding areas
  • IOSH Managing Safely

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.

Please get in contact on the email address below for the full Job Description. If you wish to apply please send a CV along with a cover letter to the below.

michelles@ebp.org.uk


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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