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About the opportunity:

The LTC Integration Partner team are looking for a Skills, Education and Employment (SEE) Specialist to work with the SEE lead to develop and deliver an apprenticeship strategy and deliver the programme skills delivery plan for Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) that ensures; upskilling local communities, facilitates local employment, increase local business growth and support education activities.

Responsibilities

  • To develop and deliver an apprentice strategy which aligns with Highways England’s corporate strategy to natures new talent throughout the lifecycle of the programme, creating opportunities across a wide range of disciplines and specialism
  • To provide cover for the SEE Lead as required Annual leave, sickness and absence; Supporting meetings, SEE delivery plan and direct reports
  • Provide timely and accurate information, advice, guidance and management information to the programme team, stakeholders and supply chain to support SEE targets
  • Work in partnership with training/education providers and other relevant bodies to enable local / regional upskilling to meet LTC’s skills demand
  • Liaising with the integrated client team to provide regular recruitment forecasting for our local authorities
  • To develop, track, and deliver an impactful education programme, which works with existing local partners and organisations to provide awareness to the next generation on the upcoming opportunities form the programme
  • To work with the main works contractors and project delivery teams to ensure that contractual requirements and KPIs are being met
  • Work in partnership with local authorities, charities and organisations to drive the SEE agenda to promote opportunities on LTC and help stakeholders understand the skills/capabilities needed on the programme.
  • To work closely with the external affairs team (prior to the start of construction) to delivery supply chain supply chain/SME initiative with training, events and regular programme updates
  • Consult with programme team, suppliers and project partners to deliver case studies and articles for distribution internally and externally showcasing the great work delivered under the SEE agenda
  • To deliver parent company programme governance requirements as required
  • To consider programme legacy and in all decision making in the same way as cost, risk and time
  • Work closely with the wider People Team on any internal Programme initiatives work experience, training, comms
  • To look for ways to encourage innovative thinking around how to improve legacy benefits
  • To hold health, safety, security and welfare (HSSW) as a key programme value and to participate in the creation, development and implementation of HSSW strategies by the programme leadership team
  • LTC is committed to promoting an inclusive working environment for all and expects the team to make best use of their skills to create an inclusive culture, free from discrimination or harassment
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Previous experience

  • Experience in a leading or delivering skills, education and employment initiatives, as part of a social value commitment or programme delivery requirements (Essential)
  • Basic knowledge of apprenticeship delivery (Essential)
  • Demonstrate positive communications skills to be able to work and engage with diverse stakeholders (Essential)
  • Team player with the ability to work closely with peers; motivate and educate (Essential)
  • Experience with project monthly and quarterly reporting mechanisms (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with or in a major infrastructure project in a similar industry (Desirable)
  • Skills

  • Target, KPI driven with a competitive edge
  • Well organised, ability to develop and deliver strategies, programme of events/activities
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to build, maintain and enhance relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to schedule work, deliver to tight deadlines, respond to changing situations and use personal initiative
  • Expectations for the role

  • Passion for influencing positive change within the construction industry
  • One team spirit across all levels
  • Drive to continuously challenging and improving skills talent within the construction industry
  • Motivated to grow and learn
  • Embrace the organisation’s values and model associated behaviours

  • Safety: Keep ourselves and others safe, above all else
  • Passion: Deliver with energy and pace, care about what we do, continuously improve and innovate, provide great service in everything we do
  • Integrity: Open, honest and professional, respect and value the contribution others make, do what we say, always do the right thing
  • Teamwork: Work together effectively to achieve our goals, work efficiently and flexibly, listen to others and communicate clearly
  • Ownership: Take accountability, learn from failure and celebrate success, agree stretching goals and delivering them, maintain focus on our imperatives
  • Why Jacobs?

    We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

    Our Culture:

    We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

    We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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