About the Role
SDS Employer Services team operates within the Industry and Enterprise Networks department. The purpose of the team is to support employers in addressing skills issues through a range of discrete interventions.
Within the wider team, Employer Engagement Advisers support businesses to implement solutions through facilitation; collaboration; signposting and evidencing expertise. Solutions include SDS products and services but also involve working with other partners including training providers, colleges, Business Gateway, local authorities and Jobcentre Plus.
Employer Engagement Advisers also work collaboratively at a local level with key stakeholders to ensure that local SMEs can easily access products and services that meet their skills requirements and supports their business objectives, identify potential gaps in provision and also work with local partners to promote Our Skillsforce as the single point of contact for all SMEs.
This is a part time 0.5 fte (17.5 hrs per week) permanent post based in Aberdeen.
Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors. SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland's economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government's economic and skills strategy. SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.
Having sound knowledge of workforce development issues within SME businesses, you'll have an awareness of the operation of the Scottish Skills System across vocational, further and higher education sectors. You'll have experience of customer relationship management processes and an understanding of the business support environment for SMEs.
The closing date for applications is 19th February 2018 with interviews anticipated to be held on 6 & 7 March 2018 in Aberdeen.
To find out more about working at SDS and our application process, please visit https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/careers/
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