Business & Education Development Manager – South Kesteven

Opportunity Peterborough




3 day per week post, £26 – 30k pro rata




The Skills Service is part of Opportunity Peterborough’s economic development portfolio. The service is funded by the Greater Peterborough Greater Cambridge Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to facilitate effective partnership working between businesses, schools and training providers as part of its ‘Signpost2Skills’ initiative. This has been delivered in Peterborough, Fenland, West Norfolk, Rutland, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire since 2014 and is now being extended into South Kesteven.

We offer a range of services that are designed to help schools devise a strategy for careers guidance and develop employability skills in students to ensure that they are prepared for the world of work. Key to this is raising aspirations amongst young people by providing opportunities to talk, or listen, to a wide range of employers who can share their experience, knowledge and expectations of the skills required in different industries.

We aim to enhance the careers information provided by schools and colleges by making sure young people are aware of local labour market information and opportunities available. The Skills Service and the employers we work with are supportive of the development of all young people in the workplace and the positive contribution they can add to a business.

We offer a free and impartial support service to schools across the project area, providing one central point for co-ordination of events with employers.

Business & Education Development Manager – South Kesteven

REPORTING TO:  Skills Lead

SALARY:   3 day per week post  £26 – 30k pro rata (initial contract to 31 August 2018, continuation subject to further funding)


  • Work with businesses, education, training providers to gain support for Skills Service activities
  • Develop and run activities and events that support the business-led agenda of The Skills Service
  • Promote the skills growth agenda in the business community
  • Drive the aspiration agenda in local education
  • Promote and deliver on behalf of CEC the development of CEIAG strategies within schools
  • Link businesses to training provision
  • Gather data and intelligence to support business-led training locally
  • The focus for this role will be the area of South Kesteven but will involve supporting the team’s work across the whole project area
  • Responsibility to achieve and maintain the Safeguarding standards set out in The Skills Service policies and be familiar with the Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
  • Regularly attend appropriate Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Child Protection Training

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Closing date for applications: close of business on 8 March 2017.  Interviews will take place on 15 March 2017.

Please download and fill in the application form to apply – CVs will not be accepted. A cover letter should be included.

Please send completed applications, or any questions about the role to:
Miranda Boughton
The Skills Service
Allia Future Business Centre
London Road

t: 01733 863696




Job Contact:

Miranda Boughton
01733 863696