Title Local Employment Engagement Coordinator (Job Ref: 159)
Salary Up to £28,000
Location Carlisle
Job Information


Inspira is the leading Organisation delivering Personal Development and Career Management for Young People and Adults in the North West.

Inspira is currently recruiting a Local Employment Engagement Coordinator to increase the engagement of employers in careers and education activities in schools and colleges throughout Cumbria through a project called The Link.

Working in partnership with Cumbria Careers Hub, schools, colleges and employers, The Link supports the delivery of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership‘s Local Industrial Strategy and Careers Strategy.

We are recruiting a full time Local Employment Engagement Coordinator to coordinate relevant activities associated with The Link.

In return, we offer a dynamic and supportive working environment with opportunities for continued professional development to work across multiple contracts. Excellent benefits include; 26 days annual leave, rising each year to a maximum of 33 days; Enhanced sick pay; Enhanced pension contributions; Life assurance cover; Access to counselling service; Access to medical health plan and the opportunity to work flexibly across home and office locations.

The coordinator will ensure regular engagement and management across a wide range of partners including:

  • Employers, particularly SME’s and the self-employed;
  • Schools and colleges;
  • Local, regional and national skills organisations and education and training providers;
  • Business representative organisations and third sector partners.


Successful candidates will possess a level 4 professional qualification and a relevant degree, project management or supervisory qualification would be advantageous.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate previous experience of engaging employers in activities relating to Careers and Enterprise and/or engaging school and college leaders in projects and activities.  In addition, previous experience of engaging and influencing stakeholders and leading and coordinating projects is essential as well as knowledge of the education system, local labour market and barriers to employment faced by young people.

Can you embrace our values and BE Bold, Relevant and Resilient. If so, we would love to hear from you! To apply select ‘Apply Here’ or send your CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, along with a completed Applicant Equality Monitoring Questionnaire (below) outlining your suitability for the role to hr@inspira.org.uk

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

 We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you require a copy of our job documents in a more accessible format or are struggling to complete the application form due to a disability, please contact us via hr@inspira.org.uk on 01931 711300.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

Applicant Equality Monitoring Questionnaire 

Overview of Benefits Package

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