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Skills Development Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Skills Development Officer posts to join our existing team, to deliver an exciting and transformational European Social Fund (ESF) Workforce Skills development project, in partnership with Teesside University.

The Skills Development Officer role will engage with the Tees Valley Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) business sector to stimulate workforce planning by undertaking Training needs analyses (TNA) and producing a Skills plan; sourcing workforce development/training solutions appropriate to the business need.

The Combined Authority is looking for individuals with knowledge and expertise of working with Sector networks and businesses, particularly in the Priority Sectors defined by the Tees Valley Combined Authority Strategic Economic Plan. The successful candidate will have experience of providing business support, particularly in relation to People and Skills, is adept at developing business led solutions through collaboration and relationship building with strong written and verbal skills.

The post holder will be located within the well-established Education, Employment and Skills team that are leading on the transformation of the skills and employment agenda in Tees Valley. With the announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the March 2021 budget for the Tees Valley region, this is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority to support SME’s in their endeavour’s for business growth, preparing for the exciting new jobs that will be created by the ambitious regeneration programmes, whilst supporting Tees Valley residents to have increased access to these jobs and training opportunities.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team player, qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field or a strong demonstrable track record/experience in workforce development planning. Building effective relationships both internally and externally is key to this role. Specifically working to increase business engagement with Small to Medium sized businesses (SME’s) and wider stakeholders, including Local Authorities, Further Education Colleges and Private Training Providers, Department of Work and Pensions and Priority Sector Associations.

To find out more and apply, click here.

This post is fixed term until the 30th June 2023.

To have an informal discussion on the role please contact Christine Hall, ESF Project Manager, by email on or by phone on 07738 040347.

Please note, you should hear from us within four weeks of the closing date if you are shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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