Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

NOAH’s values and ethos simply expressed are care, compassion, and commitment, and love for the people we work with and serve. Our values are practically expressed in humble service, helping those in need, in poverty and experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.

In living out these values as an organisation we will seek as a priority to recruit trustees, staff and volunteers who are committed to and actively live out these values in contributing to the work of our teams.

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Academy Employment Manager

Location: Luton

37.5 hours / week, Monday to Friday – Fixed term 12 months

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 per year

We are seeking to recruit an Employment Manager for a 12 month contract (maternity cover) who will live out our core values in managing and organising our employment programs across Luton and Bedfordshire. You will be a people centred person and will manage strong teams across NOAH to support people in moving away from homelessness and into sustainable living through employment. You will develop and manage the delivery of high-quality employment programs that meet the needs and aspirations of the people we seek to serve.

Successful candidate will take on overall responsibility for managing the Academy employment projects and employment support teams, have knowledge and understanding of the employment sector as well as good people skills and ability to develop strong and productive relationships with commissioners, employers, funders and partners. Ideal candidates will have strong people management skills and ability to lead teams with a professional and caring approach.

This role will include traveling between sites, so having your own transport will be essential.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on employment project management and monitoring for all Luton and Bedfordshire projects and activities
  • Strategic development of employment services and social enterprises
  • Liaise and build effective and productive relationships with commissioners and commercial partners
  • Maintain records required by external agencies developing and filing reports and information as required by given deadlines
  • Manage the internal and external referrals process fostering excellent relationships with internal teams in Welfare and Social Enterprise as well as with key external organisations, partners and stakeholders
  • Build and maintain lasting and productive relationships with funders, stakeholders and commercial partners

Required Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above
  • Degree level qualifications preferably in business or commerce, or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of proven successful project management or business development
  • At least 2 years’ experience of successful supervision or management in an educational or training setting
  • Full Driving Licence

Desirable Qualifications

  • Project management – Prince 2 or equivalent
  • Financial/budgeting qualifications

NOAH Enterprise is a charity that helps homeless and disadvantaged people to improve their lives by providing emotional and physical care, training in employable skills, and work experience opportunities in our charitable businesses. We are a Living Wage Employer and are committed to promoting wellbeing and a work-life balance amongst our staff.

To apply for this exciting post, please submit your CV along with the Supporting Statement to let us know why you are perfect for the role! Send them to:

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Closing date: 1st November