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The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands – the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.
About the Role
We have an opportunity for Project Support Officer required for our Productivity and Skills Directorate working with the Construction Skills Project Manager.
The role will provide project support and contract for the effective delivery of a range of Construction Skills project awarded to the West Midlands Combined Authority operating across the West Midlands for Construction training.
The programme will link significant growth in housing and infrastructure developments with targeted recruitment and training activity. The programme will specifically provide the training and support needed to enable more unemployed and/or low-waged entrants to develop the skills needed to enter and sustain employment in the construction sector.
The Project Support Officer will support engagement across FE Colleges, independent training providers, Local Authorities, Job Centre Plus, National Careers Service. Training will be offered at a number of locations across the West Midlands Combined Authority area to ensure access from all areas of disadvantage and/or high unemployment. Training will also include an orientation visit, a CSCS card and guaranteed employer interview.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer
To view and apply for these opportunities please visit https://jobs.wmca.org.uk/ where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 22nd March 2019
Interview date: 29th March 2019
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.