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The Solent LEP employs all staff through its accountable body, Portsmouth City Council. All job vacancies in the Solent LEP team are listed here.

Current Vacancies  

Reference number - 1830 - 2241

Location - Based at Solent LEP Office, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN but with frequent travel in the Solent area, and occasional travel outside the Solent area

Salary - Band 11 (£38,052 - £41,846 p.a.)

Job type/hours - 37 hours per week - 2 posts available - Permanent, and a Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 12 months

Closing date - 31st August 2018

Interview process - w/c 10th September 2018

Accountable to: Local Growth Programme Manager - Capital and Infrastructure

Reporting to the Local Growth Programme Manager for Capital and Infrastructure, you will be responsible for the assessment, delivery and monitoring of projects funded under the Growing Places Fund and the Local Growth Deal, and a portfolio of business support projects funded under the Solent Growth Fund and European Regional Development Fund. The role will also include taking responsibility for performance management and evaluation of projects, the commissioning of new work, and also acting as a key professional adviser.

The post-holder will also play a supporting role in the management, development and delivery of the LEPs Growth strategy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a flexible approach to working and be able to interact and network effectively with a broad range of partners.

For the full job profile plus details on how to apply please click here.

Reference number - 1829 - 2240

Location - Solent LEP Office, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth

Salary - Band 12 £42,805 - £46,633 p.a.

Job type/hours - Fixed Term Contract or Secondment for 18 months - 37 hours per week

Closing date - 23:59 on 31st August 2018

Interview process - 6th/7th September 2018

Are you driven to lead a pilot Careers Hub and work with educators and businesses to help shape the national delivery of Careers advice in local areas?

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent area. The LEP is a partnership between the business community, the Higher Education sector, and Local Authorities, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

We are passionate in supporting education and employers to work more closely together to ensure our businesses get the skills they need and all our young people have the opportunity to succeed in careers locally. In partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company the Solent LEP is working to deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) across the region. The EAN bridges the gap between education and employers by pairing individual volunteer Enterprise Advisers (EAs) with a school or college to help build a strategic employer engagement plan to improve careers and enterprise provision within the school.

Your role will be critical in making this initiating and supporting these relationships.

The Solent EAN was established in late 2015 and has the stretching ambition of 100% coverage of a volunteer Enterprise Adviser recruited and matched to every school and college in the Solent area by July 2019. The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) sits at the heart of Careers Support, and is part of our wider response to improve careers information and advice in schools and colleges as set out in the Government's recently published Careers Strategy.

We are one of 20 pilot Careers Hub areas in England, so you will be working at the vanguard of the national careers strategy, and helping shape its deliver here in the Solent. This kicks off in September this year, and your role will be to lead this pilot here in the Solent, deploying innovative approaches to transform the careers provision so that our young people get the support they need.

To lead this high-profile work, the Solent LEP is offering this post as either an 18 month fixed term contract or on an 18-month Secondment opportunity.

Key responsibilities of the Careers Hub Lead will include:

  • Establish and lead the Solent East Careers Hub.
  • Build capacity and drive continuous improvements within and between the Hub schools to deliver consistent, comprehensive and high-quality careers guidance for all students, supporting and challenging Hub schools to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance.
  • Roll out best practice to the rest of the Solent schools and colleges outside of the pilot Solent East Careers Hub area, working seamlessly with the wider EAN team, which you will be part of.
  • Significant senior stakeholder engagement with schools and colleges, businesses and business bodies, further and higher education partners, local government and other Local Enterprise Partnerships.
  • Work closely with the Regional Lead from The Careers & Enterprise Company.

For the full job profile plus details on how to apply please click here.

Reference number - 1828 - 2239

Location - Solent LEP Office, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth

Salary - Band 7 (£23,866 - £28,221 p.a.)

Job type/hours - Temporary for 2 years - 37 hours per week

Closing date - 23:59 on 31st August 2018

Interview process - 4th/5th September 2018

Are you driven to support educators and business to collaborate and promote the wide range of career opportunities for young people in the Solent?

Is business engagement and supporting growth where your passion lies?

Do you want to work whilst gaining a degree?

The Solent LEP is looking for two degree apprentices who are passionate about kick-starting their career in economic development, working with business across industry. We are not focused on your qualifications but are looking for drive, creativity and commitment. This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of business and careers, earn while you learn on the job, gain a business management degree, and have the option to obtain Chartered Manager status. We'll pay for your degree!

What is the role?

The Solent LEP is committed to supporting education and employers to work more closely together to ensure our businesses get the skills they need and all our young people have the opportunity to succeed in careers locally. As part of this programme of work we are creating two Business Engagement and Enterprise Coordinator Degree Apprenticeship positions. The posts will work on the delivery of the Enterprise Adviser Network, Career Hub, and also support the work of the Solent Growth Hub.

You will be required to study for the 'fast track' BA Honours degree in Business Management, over two-years whilst gaining valuable work experience and skills. Successful applicants will have the option to apply for professional recognition as a Chartered Manager and Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI). You will need to be able to balance your time around working, attending Southampton Solent University and independent study. This is a terrific opportunity for driven individuals, keen to gain work experience whilst they work towards a degree.

Who we are

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent area. The LEP is a partnership between the business community, the Higher Education sector, and Local Authorities, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

We are passionate in supporting education and employers to work more closely together to ensure our businesses get the skills they need and all our young people have the opportunity to succeed in careers locally. In partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company the Solent LEP is working to deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) across the region. The EAN bridges the gap between education and employers by pairing individual volunteer Enterprise Advisers (EAs) with a school or college to help build a strategic employer engagement plan to improve careers and enterprise provision within the school. Your role will be critical in making this initiating and supporting these relationships.

The Solent EAN was established in late 2015 and has the stretching ambition of 100% coverage of a volunteer Enterprise Adviser recruited and matched to every school and college in the Solent area by July 2019. The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) sits at the heart of Careers Support, and is part of our wider response to improve careers information and advice in schools and colleges as set out in the Government's recently published Careers Strategy. We are also one of 20 pilot Careers Hub areas in England, so you will be working at the vanguard of the national careers strategy, and helping shape its deliver here in the Solent.

The Solent Growth Hub is a key point of contact for 42,000 businesses in the Solent and has, during 2017, supported over 180 businesses with dedicated, one-to-one support, and provided more than 19,000 sign-postings to businesses to wider support at events and through our dedicated website and local telephone helpline. Your role will involve supporting a wide range of local businesses access the help and advice they need to grow, and so your role will be critical to supporting increased prosperity in the Solent.

For the full job profile plus details on how to apply please click here.

Reference number - 1849 - 2265

Location - Lakeside,Portsmouth (with Solent-wide travel required) 

Salary - £34,105 - £38,052 per annum

Job type/hours - 37 hours per week - permanent

Closing date - 23:59 on 3rd September 2018

Interview process - 13th September 2018

Are you driven to support educators and business to collaborate and promote the wide range of career opportunities for young people in the Solent?

Are you adaptable, tenacious, determined, positive and resilient with the ability to work in an agile and fast-paced environment?

We are looking to recruit two new Enterprise Coordinators to expand our Enterprise Adviser Network and support the development of a Solent Career Hub.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent area. The LEP is a partnership between the business community, the Higher Education sector, and Local Authorities, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

We are passionate in supporting education and employers to work more closely together to ensure our businesses get the skills they need and all our young people have the opportunity to succeed in careers locally. In partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company the Solent LEP is working to deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) across the region.  The EAN bridges the gap between education and employers by pairing individual volunteer Enterprise Advisers (EAs) with a school or college to help build a strategic employer engagement plan to improve careers and enterprise provision within the school.  Your role will be critical in making this initiating and supporting these relationships.

The Solent EAN was established in late 2015 and has the stretching ambition of 100% coverage of a volunteer Enterprise Adviser recruited and matched to every school and college in the Solent area by July 2019. The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) sits at the heart of Careers Support, and is part of our wider response to improve careers information and advice in schools and colleges as set out in the Government's recently published Careers Strategy.  We are also one of 20 pilot Careers Hub areas in England, so you will be working at the vanguard of the national careers strategy, and helping shape its deliver here in the Solent.

For the full job profile plus details on how to apply please click here