- Job posted on: 5th Jan 2017
- Applications close:
Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (Central Ranges LLEN), based in Wallan, works across the Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires and is one of 31 LLENs across Victoria. Our vision is that all young people are involved in education, training or meaningful employment. We strive to make the outcomes for young people everyone’s business.
As part of the Education State commitment of the Victorian Government, the Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded Central Ranges LLEN until the end of 2019 to develop and support sustainable partnerships, strategies and activities that assist young people who are at risk of disengaging or who have already disengaged from education and training.
Central Ranges LLEN is also funded to deliver the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program until early 2018, with the possibility of renewed funding in future years. The SWL program involves creating sustainable partnerships with local industries and employers and facilitating access to structured workplace learning opportunities for VET, VCAL and SBAT students.
In 2016, Central Ranges LLEN launched the highly successful ‘100 Ways in 100 Days’ campaign (www.100ways.com.au), generating 158 new opportunities for young people and impacting 513 lives. Similar campaigns are planned for 2017.
Central Ranges LLEN seeks a dynamic and highly motivated Industry Engagement Manager to lead our ‘100 Ways in 100 Days’ campaigns, direct engagement and relationship building with local industries and employers to secure their ongoing involvement in the SWL program and other LLEN activities (e.g. mentoring, careers expos, ‘try-a-trade’ days).
This ‘in-the-field’ role will involve extensive travel throughout the three shires and regular on-site meetings and campaign activities with employers, schools and other stakeholders, including occasional commitments outside normal business hours. The role also includes a workspace at the Central Ranges LLEN office in Wallan.
The Industry Engagement Manager will work as part of a small collaborative team and report to the CEO. From time to time it may be necessary for the Industry Engagement Manager to supervise other staff, contractors, students, interns and volunteers.
A qualification in education, training, youth work, career development or a related discipline is desirable but not essential.
A current driver’s licence is essential. A Working with Children Check is also required, but can be applied for following appointment.
12 months with a possible extension if funding for the SWL program is renewed by the Department of Education and Training. A probationary period of three months applies.
This role is offered as either full time or part time, depending on the right candidate. Full time = 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (or pro-rata for part time).
Annual leave = four weeks (pro rata for part time).
Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm (negotiation of start and finish times is possible) with flexibility to allow for participation in occasional meetings and functions that occur outside scheduled work hours.
An attractive remuneration package is available commensurate with experience and effectiveness. The package includes 9.5% superannuation and use of a fully maintained 2016 Toyota Prius V (including personal use), iPhone 7 and Apple laptop.
Download the position description and key selection criteria below.