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Overview and Background

TrAC is an industry led not for profit company, which operates across the East and South East of England to support fixed term apprentice placements in the construction sector. We typically employ between 50 and 70 apprentices and work with contractors on different projects to piece together placements so that our apprentices can complete their training.

We have achieved 100% into employment on completion, were named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer at the National Apprenticeship Awards in January 2017 and Best Apprenticeship Programme in the Construction News Investing In Talent Awards in November 2017, having been shortlisted in two different categories. 

TrAC Apprenticeships Norfolk (TrAC AN) is a new cross sectoral project which has been created to provide managed support to both employers and young people to enable access to work experience, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

We have a requirement for activities that support this project on a call off basis to meet specific outcomes pertaining to this delivery and project targets.

We are seeking quotations to deliver these activities and successful applicants will be assessed on how well they can meet the needs of the project and the skills and experience required for this role. The amount available will not exceed £11,000 for the contract term.

Contract term and specific dates for delivery:

The term of this contract is 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020 and applicants must be available to work with the project participants on a call off basis with response times as minimum of 2 working days. Time spent with participants to achieve the project outcomes will vary, and cannot therefore be specified as hours per participant. In addition, the young person may be located anywhere in Norfolk. The bidder needs to consider how this will impact on capacity and financial viability.

Activity Specification

This role is integral to delivery of a pilot project and therefore needs to be flexible in the remit with the capacity to adapt to a fast moving and previously untested environment and respond to the needs of young people who may be facing multiple challenges.

The young people participating in this project will have a TrAC AN Apprentice Development Manager assigned to them throughout their journey with us, and will also be supported by their employer and training provider. However, there may be times when some external support is required to help them cope with a change in circumstances or difficulties in their placement.

Tasks and activities within that scope include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and delivering project support that is relevant and appropriate to referrals
  • Modelling interventions that respond to the needs of individual participants
  • Working with TrAC AN to assess progression and evidence outcomes
  • Identifying additional support opportunities for participants
  • Operational support to TrAC management for reporting purposes

Relevant experience:

Essential

  • Current experience of working with young people with significant and

complex barriers to employment

  • Working knowledge of referral routes vulnerable young people, Care Leavers in particular
  • Experience of supporting young people in to initial and sustained employment
  • In depth knowledge of GDPR, safeguarding and equal opportunity requirements and procedures
  • Working knowledge of EU data recording and regulations
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeships and relevant legislation

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in a Children’s Services environment or similar
  • Good understanding of NEET and Local Authority priorities
  • Experience of working with colleges and independent training providers
  • Good understanding of the local social and charitable business sector and it’s services

 

Relevant skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively and engage with difficult to reach young people
  • Ability to manage a fluid and emerging set of priorities in keeping with a pilot project
  • Diplomacy and tact in dealing with a wide range of contacts in diverse settings

Additional requirements:

  • Current DBS check
  • Evidence of certificated Safeguarding training
  • Appropriate insurance and policies in place
  • Ability to invoice as an independent service supplier in line with Companies House and HMRC requirements

Please email sally@tracweb.co.uk detailing relevant experience and what support you can offer. Quotes should reflect a daily/hourly rate for services including standard operational costs i.e. phone calls and resources, and specify if your rate includes travel or alternatively include a budget line for travel expenses.

If you have any queries please contact Sally Moore on 07711 0667177

The closing date for applications is by 30th March 2018. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

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