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Job Vacancy title: Enterprise Coordinator

1st May 2019

Salary: £33,825
Term Full time fixed term until August 2020 with the possibility of
extension (subject to funding)
Location: The office base is Horsham, moving to Three Bridges in July
2019. There is flexibility for the post holder to work from
home and to co-locate in partner offices with prior
agreement. The post will involve frequent travel throughout
the Coast to Capital area, specifically East Surrey and north
of West Sussex.
Reports to: Enterprise Coordinator Team Leader
Background
Coast to Capital is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the UK. Our
purpose is to shape regional economic priorities, support businesses and make
investments that will drive growth. We are a small organisation with large
ambitions for our area.
With a total population of around two million, our area boasts a strong economy
worth £50.7 billion, making us the seventh largest local economy in England in
2016. The Coast to Capital area is a network of economic hubs each with its own
distinct sense of identity – West Sussex, Greater Brighton and East Surrey.
In July 2018 we published Gatwick 360˚, our new Strategic Economic Plan,
which sets out our bold vision for the area by 2030. In it we describe our eight
economic priorities to achieve our vision, providing strong local leadership and
working to succeed together with our partners.
One of those eight priorities is to ‘Create Skills for the Future’. Essential to
achieving this priority is the delivery of high quality careers and enterprise
activities in our schools and colleges. The Coast to Capital Enterprise Adviser
Network (EAN), a part of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s (CEC) national
EAN, supports the delivery of this ambition in the area.
Main purpose of the role
The Enterprise Coordinator sits at the heart of a collaborative partnership of
various stakeholders intended to:
o help schools and colleges to improve their careers and enterprise activities
and to engage with the world of work
o make it easier for employers to engage with schools and colleges
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o focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective
in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting
positive outcomes for young people
Enterprise Coordinators do this by recruiting local schools and colleges to join
the Careers & Enterprise Company’s programme and then matching each school
and college with an Enterprise Adviser.
Enterprise Advisers are volunteers who have been drawn from local employers
or the self-employed who will work with a school or college (matched 1:1) to
support that school or college in developing an effective careers and enterprise
strategy.
Principle responsibilities
 Establish effective strategic relationships with local schools and colleges
and engage them in the programme
 Establish, equip and support a high-profile and high-performing Enterprise
Adviser network matched to local schools and colleges
 Understand the business and provider offers for schools and colleges in
the area and make this knowledge available to Enterprise Advisers and
schools and colleges
 Stimulate activity from local employers and the self-employed
 Harness energy, input and support from all senior employment and
education leaders in the area
 Support the creation of a local version of the Careers & Enterprise
Company toolkit and share best practice and case examples back to the
Careers & Enterprise Company
 Keep thorough project records using the Coast to Capital CRM and other
reporting mechanisms in order to provide regular reporting updates to the
Enterprise Coordinator Team Leader
 Optimise the performance of the cluster:
o Set a culture of excellence
o Ensure satisfaction through a process of continual evaluation
o Closely review whether the activities being provided in schools and
colleges are meeting the needs of young people, schools and local
economic needs and if not, identify ways to improve that activity
o Promote and share leading practice across the cluster of schools and
colleges
 Raise the profile of the programme locally through an agreed
communications framework coordinated by the Enterprise Coordinator
Team Leader
 Support delivery of Coast to Capital’s strategic economic plan, Gatwick
360, and contribute fully to the development of the Local Industrial
Strategy and the wider activity of the organisation
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 Represent Coast to Capital at relevant local and national training events
and meetings
Essential skills and competencies
 Demonstrable understanding of the world of education
 Good understanding of local business landscape and the recruitment and
skills needs of local employers
 Ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders
 Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
 Ability to project manage and manage priorities effectively and efficiently
 Excellent time and diary management
 Ability to collate data and produce management information reports
 Experience of project expenditure management
Desirable skills and competencies
 Demonstrable understanding of the needs of young people with additional
needs and the schools and colleges that support them
 Knowledge of the education and skills provision available in the local area
Criminal record check
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance and Coast to Capital
expects employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Coast to
Capital to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a DBS check or
Basic Disclosure. You must ensure that the appropriate form is completed and
returned as requested as this will form a contractual requirement.
If you require a criminal record check, you must allow Coast to Capital to retain
a copy of the disclosure certificate within your personal file. If you fail to disclose
any caution, reprimand or conviction which is later identified on your DBS check
you may be subject to disciplinary action and Coast to Capital has the right to
suspend or dismiss you.
How to apply
To apply please send a CV with a short (two pages maximum) covering
statement setting out how you believe you fulfil the requirements of this role by
Monday 06 May 2019. Interviews will take place on Friday 10 May and Monday
13 May.
For questions related to this post and to submit your application please email
Claire Witz, Skills Manager claire.witz@coast2capital.org.uk.
Coast to Capital is committed to achieving diversity and equality of opportunity
both as an employer and as a commissioner of services. Our Equality and
Diversity Policy 2015-2021 is available on request.