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Business Engagement Manager - Productivity & Skills

Business Engagement Manager - Productivity & Skills
Salary range: £52,916 - £59,556 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Business Engagement Manager in our Productivity & Skills Directorate and are looking for a person with proven business experience to leverage private sector commitment to the WMCA's skills agenda.

About us
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

The Productivity and Skills Team
The team focuses on inclusive growth - more local jobs and more local people benefitting from jobs.

To do this we work closely with the regions Universities, colleges and training providers and also employers so that the training matches their skills needs.

About the role
As our business engagement manager you will provide the Productivity & Skills team with a comprehensive business engagement service, across differing complex business environments, whilst managing risk and ensuring the highest standards of communication throughout.

You will plan, monitor and evaluate stakeholder engagement, communications and the team's activities.

To succeed in the role …
You will need a deep functional knowledge of stakeholder liaison with a diverse range of stakeholders.

An excellent knowledge of issues impacting small and large businesses; with solid knowledge of broader communications practise and the ability to build and manage networks.

You will have excellent project management, written and verbal communication skills, to ensure credibility and confidence.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.

Closing Date: 10th July 2020
Interviews held: 06/07 and 11th August 2020

(The selection process will include a presentation exercise plus an interview)

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £52916.00 - £59556.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location:
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2020-06-19 15:20:33 -

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