Title Enterprise Coordinators
Salary Starting salary £30,000
Location Lancashire
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We are currently recruiting two full time Enterprise Coordinators in partnership with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC).

Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between education and business to ensure Lancashire has the future skilled workforce it needs to support its growing economy.

All the schools and colleges within Lancashire Carers Hub have a shared vision of how they will work together to improve outcomes for the young people in their area.

The Enterprise Coordinators will work with the existing team of Enterprise Coordinators to further embed the Lancashire Careers Hub and Enterprise Adviser Network.  The network is part of a national Enterprise initiative designed to coordinate services, co-funded in Lancashire by Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the Careers and Enterprise Company across the England. Further information about the Lancashire Careers Hub can be found on the Lancashire Careers Hub website (https://lancashirecareershub.co.uk/), The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub (https://www.lancashireskillshub.co.uk/) and the CEC website https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/.

To-date 154 schools and colleges in Lancashire have signed up to the Lancashire Careers Hub; as an Enterprise Coordinator you will engage senior leaders in approximately 16 schools and colleges and match them with local strategic leaders from business and industry.   You will support them to develop careers and enterprise plans to increase the number of meaningful employer encounters and workplace experiences that young people engage in.  The Enterprise Coordinator will support each participating school and college to use the Compass and Compass + tools, enabling progress towards meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/understand-gatsby-benchmarks

This is a fantastic opportunity to become an important part of a national movement working to raise the profile of the network and embedding good practice across Lancashire.

You will be delivering support to a caseload of schools (including special schools and alternative provision) in the Lancashire Careers Hub and Enterprise Adviser Network. The Enterprise Coordinator role sits at the heart of a local community of practice which helps schools improve their careers and enterprise activities and engage with the world of work. You will drive improvements against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks by building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders, supporting strategic careers planning and connecting schools with Enterprise Advisers. You will work as part of the wider Careers Hub team.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with senior leaders and Careers professionals in local schools and colleges within the cluster.
  • Ensuring the impact the Careers Hub can have on their school or colleges improvement planning and careers strategy is understood and the development needs of each school or college are identified.
  • Cascading learning by delivering CPD sessions to school / college and business audiences.
  • Undertaking Career Compass audits (https://compass.careersandenterprise.co.uk/info) with schools and colleges, and supporting schools and colleges on their journey to achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks;
  • Working with local employers, the self-employed and business groups to recruit volunteer Enterprise Advisers to match with schools and colleges in the required areas;
  • Equipping the Enterprise Advisers with the resources, support and contacts that they need to fulfil the role and help them make the best use of the opportunities available;
  • Promoting and sharing leading practice across the cluster of schools and colleges;
  • Tracking data, evaluating performance and reporting on progress.

The role requires an enthusiastic and determined person who can work independently with a positive, can-do attitude.  Strong communication, influencing and engagement skills are essential.  The ability to work in an organised manner and coordinate projects is required along with data management and data analysis skills.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate an appreciation of what motivates young people as well as an understanding of employers of different sizes.

A level 4 professional qualification is essential, and a relevant degree, project management or supervisory qualification would be advantageous.  Experience and knowledge of the education system and local labour market is essential.

To apply, please submit an application form or email your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to hr@inspira.org.ukClosing date: 9am on 18th June 2021. 


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Title Employment Engagement Enterprise Coordinator
Salary Starting salary £30,000
Location Lancashire
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We are currently recruiting for an Employer Engagement Enterprise Coordinator working as a key team member with other Enterprise Coordinators in the Lancashire Careers Hub to establish and nurture relationships with business, and business networks, in the local area.

Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between education and business to ensure Lancashire has the future skilled workforce it needs to support its growing economy.   Further information about the Lancashire Careers Hub can be found on the Lancashire Careers Hub website (https://lancashirecareershub.co.uk/), The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub (https://www.lancashireskillshub.co.uk/) and the CEC website https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/.


Working closely with the Hub Leads, the Employer Engagement Enterprise Coordinator will ensure the local Labour Market Information for the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is embedded in the employer strategy, building links with local businesses that represent the range of opportunities in the area, including in growth sectors.  This work will support local employers to gain an understanding of the future workforce, while supporting independent choice and supporting positive outcomes for young people.


Successful candidates will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of engaging and building relationships with Small to Medium Enterprises and larger businesses
  • A strong track record of stakeholder engagement and management and of communicating with a variety of audiences.
  • An understanding of school culture and the challenges faced by schools in delivering careers and enterprise, and the current careers education and corporate social responsibility landscapes.
  • An understanding of relevant local and national policy relating to skills and economic development and the issues and barriers to employment faced by young people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade a variety of audiences and encourage others to use new ways of working.


In return we offer a busy and supportive working environment with opportunities for continued professional development.  We offer:

  • 26 days annual leave, rising each year to a maximum of 33 days;
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Access to health and wellbeing services and plans
  • The opportunity to work flexibly across home and office locations.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

For an informal conversation about these opportunities please contact Stuart Graham (Deputy Career Hub Lead) on 07812224422.

Closing date: 9am 18th June 2021.  At this time it is anticipated interviews will be held over 24th & 25th May 2021.


For further details, and to apply, go to www.inspira.org.uk/jobs or send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@inspira.org.uk


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As our posts have the potential for substantial access to young people, they are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Order 1975). Therefore you must declare all convictions, any pending convictions or prosecutions, and all cautions or bindovers, even if they would otherwise by considered as “spent” under the Act. Please note:- Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s). From 12th October 2009 if you yourself are barred from regulated activity, you must not work, or seek to work, in regulated activity from which you are barred.