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Skills Partnership Manager/ Broker (Bournemouth)

Job Role

Seetec is an employee-owned company delivering services - across the employment, skills and rehabilitation sectors – that unlock people’s social and economic potential by helping them into work, develop new skills or turn away from crime.


Changing people’s lives for the better in the businesses and communities we serve is the driving force behind our services and the motivation for our exceptional delivery standards.


We have significantly grown and evolved from our original not for profit roots in 1984, but throughout our 35-year history our commitment to delivering social value has remained at the heart of our culture.  Our 2,400 colleagues – across 200 offices in the UK and Ireland – are dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of people every year by identifying and delivering the support they need to be more skilled, productive and prosperous. Our foundation is the strength of our people and their expertise, insight and determination to change the lives of those they support. It was therefore a logical step at the beginning of 2020 to put our future in the hands of our colleagues and become majority employee owned. We are now the 9th largest employee-owned business in the UK and at the beginning of a new chapter in our development where every employee is a stakeholder in our collective success.


This job will play a key role in contributing to the UK’s economic recovery, as ‘Restart’ is a cornerstone of the Governments ‘Plan for Jobs’ strategy.


The role will ‘Restart’ the working lives of many individuals who have become unemployed, because of the devastating economic impact of Covid-19.   Providing a tailored employment support service to individuals to ensure no one is left behind as we help our communities build back better.


Restart will address the barriers to gaining new employment with tailored support for each individual to achieve and sustain good work, including supported job search, up-skilling, re-training for a different sector and restoring self-confidence for work.

Be proud to help our communities build back better, to ensure no one is left behind.

The requirement of this role will be for a ‘face-to-face’ service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for integrating a range of externally delivered training provision that complements the Restart programme.
  • Create and maintain a map of vocational skills and training opportunities, by sector and occupation, for Restart participants to access in your region, including Sector-based Work Academy (SWAP) approaches.
  • Develop and manage of pipeline of referrals from Restart to external skills delivery providers including our regional college partners.
  • Work closely with Employer Services, local operational delivery teams and the Regional Integration team to identify gaps in local skills provision aligned to labour market need and participant requirements.
  • Where gaps in Skills provision are identified, work collaboratively with the Integration Team and Employer Services team to develop proposals for new skills and training interventions.
  • Build effective partnership relationships with a range of external Skills providers including our regional colleges, and local skills networks. This will involve frequent visits to and working from external provider sites.
  • Working with the Regional Integration team to provide relevant regular feedback on local skills opportunities and updates.
  • Supporting the Specialist Support Coordinator to develop a comprehensive suite of skills interventions for the Local Specialist Support Directory.

    For full details see full job description: https://ourjobs.seetec.co.uk/pluss/skills-broker-restart/

Skills and Experience


  • Previous experiences of partnership work in the Skills sector.
  • Highly experienced in building, developing and managing stakeholder and partner relationships. Experience of representing the business to external stakeholders and building mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Educated to degree level or experience in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Experience of delivering services to meet contractual and quality standards


  • Knowledge of the employability industry
  • Full driving licence to enable deployment across a specified geographical area (region), when required

Additional Information

Salary: £34,051 - £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location: Bournemouth
Hours: 37 hrs (full time) 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday -Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday
Closing Date: 16 March 2022 (Rolling campaign due to high volume of activity)
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday day off, Pension, Competitive Salary, optional discounted Medical and Health Cash Plans, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, Eye care scheme, Access to wide range of local and national discounts.

In light of Covid-19 Interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams.  Following recent developments from COVID 19 you may see a delay in receiving feedback or interviews being scheduled.

Unfortunately, we have no control over time restraints and will be in touch as soon as possible.

Seetec Pluss is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec Pluss support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”.

Seetec Pluss  is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you require assistance with your application or an alternative format please contact the recruitment team on 01702 201070.