Business Liaison Officer

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The post is employed by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, and seconded to Commsortia Ltd. Commsortia was set up to provide a county wide coordinated way of assisting voluntary and community sector organisations in developing large size contract bids of £1million plus, to target sizeable funding opportunities local, Regional, National and European, and to maximise opportunities around Partnership delivery or in growing and improving access to more diverse funding streams through larger collaborations and cross sector partnerships.

Commsortia, in partnership with the University of Northampton was successful in securing ESF / Big Lottery funding for a project called ‘Working Progress’, jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund who are working together to deliver a national-level scheme called Building Better Opportunities. This scheme is working to support hundreds of people across the country to move closer to employment. It is bringing people who are unemployed or economically inactive closer to the job market by offering each participant a personalised support journey that addresses the specific and often complex barriers that are keeping people away from employment. It will also collaborate with local employers to create more opportunities for participants in the scheme, so that employment becomes more achievable for participants of the scheme. Delivery organisations, who are all members of Commsortia, offer a wide range of services and activities that are selected from to create individualised support package.

This Business Liaison Officer role supports the project’s links with local businesses, including the creation and development of support and awareness training tools. The officer will also be expected to collaborate with businesses to identify any skills gaps. The insights gained from this role will then be used to shape activities and help create realistic employment destinations for scheme participants. This role will also work to break down barriers to employment faced by participants, including supporting the creation of new childcare solutions. It will work closely with the projects delivery organisations & the VCS to support their engagement with employers.
This post is fully funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

SALARY: £25,951 per annum (Pro Rata)
HOURS: up to 30 hours per week (Flexible Working)
PERIOD: Fixed term until 30th September 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 29th June 2018 before 17:30

Completed applications should to be emailed to or sent via post to Commsortia Ltd, 15 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA.

Job Description

Application Form

Notes for Applicants

Equality and Diversity Form

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