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Organisational & Workforce Development Specialist Advisor

LOCATION: Manchester
LENGTH: Full Time
SALARY UP TO: £43,000.00 per year
SECTOR: Science & Technology

FULL DESCRIPTION:

Organisational & Workforce Development Specialist Advisor

Greater Manchester

£31,763 - £47,645

Full-time, Permanent

 

Job Description:

This role will work in partnership with IDT Advisers to deliver specialist organisational and workforce development advice to a portfolio of ambitious business owners and senior managers.  Engaging with SMEs who have the potential to achieve productivity increases and growth through the adoption of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT). This role specifically focuses on the skills of the workforce and how these can be enhanced to keep up with business advances in IDT.  You will support businesses to create and implement appropriate workforce development plans aligned to their IDT journey.  You’ll identify the potential for appropriate specialised student placement support and liaise with Universities to facilitate this.   In addition you will provide feedback on the skills needs that are identified to support adoption and the challenges around this to support Local Enterprise Partnerships to develop local skills strategies.



Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

·         Supporting SMEs to reach their full growth and productivity potential, through identifying opportunities for in-work employee development and specialised student placements.

·         Handle client enquiries via, phone and email, initially assessing the business needs using appropriate tools, processes and systems where required and establishing and maintaining effective relationships and key client contacts.

·         Undertake diagnostics for businesses using appropriate tools to identify development needs and recommend appropriate action plans.

·         Ensure clients are personally introduced to those services identified as appropriate (public and private sector provision) and monitor the delivery of these services to support the client’s strategy and objectives and address those barriers to growth identified.

·         Ensure client enquiries and partner referrals are correctly recorded, updating progress against agreed actions as plans progress and ensure all administration is completed in timely manner against deadlines and is checked for accuracy.

·         Ensure that the monitoring and collection of output and impacts data is undertaken throughout the project

·         Deliver bespoke support to client businesses to enable them to meet their full potential; this may include a multi-disciplinary approach to support provision.

·         Establish an FE tutor network and develop and maintain a high level network of business contacts that generate personal referrals.

·         Liaise with the NW LEP skills leads to ensure that SME requirements and challenges are shared to inform local digital skills partnership/skills advisory board planning.

·         Collate information resulting from the Leadership and Management programme to identify skills related issues.

 

Key Skills:

·         Demonstrable experience and evidence of successful IDT project delivery and implementation in at least one relevant IDT area of specialism, such as Big Data Analytics; product or process modelling and simulation; Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR); Systems Integration; Additive Manufacturing; Cybersecurity, Sensor Technology and or Artificial Intelligence.

·         Evidence of experience at a senior management level, ideally within, or working closely with, the manufacturing sector, or other sectors, with product/service/process design and development expertise from conception to commercialisation.

·         Practical experience of diagnosing business needs and agreeing effective strategic business action plans in relation to the application of digital technologies to improve productivity and the development of improved products and services.

·         Understanding and experience of using project management techniques.

·         Experience of teamworking across a wide geographical area.

 

Knowledge:

·         Degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a Management body or the relevant business experience to match.

·         Technical knowledge in the key areas of identification of organisational and training needs analysis.

·         The way workforce development programmes operate within SMEs and the infrastructure required to design, implement, manage and review them.

·         The local, regional and national digital skills provider market and the available provision.

·         Apprenticeship and workforce development service funding models and regulations.

 

If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please submit your CV.




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