UK Based Employer Engagement Officer

Serial No: 13608
Skills keywords: business development, communication, networking, organised, persuasive

Short Bio:

A competent, professional and resourceful manager with an excellent track record of people and project management. Able to bring people and ideas together to ensure all objectives are met. Over 13 years background within business development, troubleshooting, recruitment and the job brokerage sectors. Ability to communicate, empathise and motivate a very broad range of individuals to maximise their potential across multiple industry sectors. Excellent commercial awareness.

Current location:  United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  HR and Recruitment, education and training, Travel and Tourism
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: canada, United States

Education And Qualifications
Degree BSc (Hons) Science & Outdoor Education (1997 – 2001 )
John Moores University, Liverpool

A Levels Business Studies, Biology, Physical Education (1988 – 1995)
Bethany School, Goudhurst, Kent

Employer Engagement Officer (September 2012 – Current)
Affinity Sutton, London, South & South West England
Responsible for successful creation and development of employment brokerage scheme covering the South of England. Business development focused to secure vacancies, apprenticeships, work placements and interviews. Partnership working with other housing associations and their supply chains, Job Centres, local authorities, contractors and companies to ensure the right candidates found for the right roles, at the right time. Management and promotion of localised Job Clubs to act as recruitment and pre-screening tool. Working closely with Employment Support Officers to establish and manage a caseload of social housing residents looking for employment opportunities. Active member of several steering groups to aid successful development of the Ready 2 Work Programme, including in-work support and resident engagement.

Partnership Manager (July 2011 – April 2012)
Kennedy Scott, Surrey, England
Responsible for creating and developing partner relationships across the private, public and charitable / voluntary sectors. Responsible for start-up of three locations to serve as centres of excellence to assist the long term unemployed into sustainable positions. Built and developed relationships to secure work and placement opportunities for individuals whilst bidding to win preferred supplier agreements. Interviewing and coaching individuals to help develop their skills, attitudes and approach towards employment. Ability to engage individuals and organisations to work together to ensure successful project and partnership completions.
TUPE transfer at end of contract from CDG to Kennedy Scott

Employer Engagement Manager (June 2010 – July 2011)
Careers Development Group (CDG), Surrey, England
Working for a charitable organisation responsible for implementing the Welfare to Work programme with the Department of Work & Pensions. Personally responsible for all networking and new business development throughout the Surrey area. Initiating, maintaining and developing relationships with national and local organisations and companies. Responsible for tendering, winning and fulfilling contracts with multi-national companies and organisations. Liaising with customers and Personnel Advisors across the region to match individuals to vacancies. Working exclusively with long term unemployed, vulnerable adults and Employment Support Allowance individuals. Continually met and exceeded all monthly KPI’s and targets

Business Development Manager (April 2008 – November 2008 )
Adlogic, Sydney, Australia
Working for a specialist software company providing IT solutions to the recruitment industry, throughout Australia. The role involved sales focused networking of all prospective clients, in-depth face to face presentations of the product and after sales customer support. Which included product development and facilitating discussions between different technical teams. Detailed knowledge was required to understand how the software could be incorporated into a clients operating system in order to secure contracts. Continually met and exceeded all monthly KPI’s and targets.

Mobile Account Specialist (June 2003 – September 2007 )
Ranstad Inhouse Services , Southern England
Promoted within this leading international company, following the successful management of in-house services for Marks & Spencer and Exel Logistics. The position involved managing up to 190 staff, including administration, training, and day-to-day running of a 24/7 logistics operation. Promoted to Mobile Account Specialist, with responsibility for launching new branches from the pre-contract stage through to their effective operation. The work also involved supporting other branches, providing staff training and trouble shooting, requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of branch management and HR related concerns. This included labour market research, recruitment law, labour pool management, payroll, along with overall project management.

Business Development Consultant (June 2001 – June 2003 )
Balantyne Ross, Marble Arch, London, England
Sales role within the print and internet media in the hospitality, pharmaceutical, interior design and transport sectors within the U.K. Europe and North America. Responsibilities included international trade and exhibition sales promotions. Consistently met sales targets.