Employer Partnership Manager

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
The Wise Group

The National Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of good causes money from the National Lottery, has launched Talent Match, a national scheme designed by young people for young people, with the aim of helping those aged 18-24 who are struggling the most to find career opportunities.


The Wise Group, an inspiring social enterprise that makes a positive difference to people, communities and society, is proud to be selected to lead this project in the North East of England. We are excited to be part of the £108 million investment to tackle youth unemployment in a total of 21 areas of England.


Talent Match North East is a flexible project running until March 2020 that is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.


To support our Talent Match Management structure, we are looking for an Employer Partnership Manager (Specialist) to join our team.


The post holder will establish and maintain strong relationships with employers to secure appropriate job vacancies and work placement opportunities for individuals. To secure work based learning opportunities and vacancies for customers to realise their long term aspirations and goals and to develop ties across all relevant sectors.


The ideal candidate will have excellent exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to persuade and influence others internally and externally. They will be able to plan and prioritise effectively in order to achieve targets and meet deadlines and be able to operate with the highest level of integrity.


A full driving licence is essential and the use of a car would be advantageous as extensive travelling is involved in this post.



Please see the Role Profile for full details of the qualifications and experience required for this role.​



Position:                Specialist (Employer Partnership), Talent Match

Reference:            EP/TM/N/57

Location:               Newcastle

Status:                  Fixed Term to March 2020

Salary:                  £28,000 + Excellent Benefits

Hours:                   Full Time, 35 hours per week, flexi time


Recruitment and Selection Process


Be part of something special. Be part of the Wise Group.


We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group colleagues must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right people, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers.


The Wise Group aims to be a first class employer, providing an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:


  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days leave
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme with various levels of contribution up to a maximum of 12% Employer Contribution where an employee exchanges at least 8%
  • Flexi Time
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • We are a family friendly employer and we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from employees requiring flexibility.



The closing date for applications is midnight Tuesday 22 October 2019.


To apply please complete the online form available on our website www.thewisegroup.co.uk


Disability Confident - The Disability Confident scheme supports us to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace. 


Family Friendly Working Scotland – We promote a flexible and family friendly working culture.


Armed Forces Covenant - We are an armed forces-friendly organisation.  We seek to support the employment of veterans and current or previous members of the reserve forces.


If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online please call 0141 303 3131.


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