Job vacancy: Development Manager – Advance (Opportunity Sheffield)

Job reference: REQ000660

Date posted: 11/10/2022

Application closing date: 30/10/2022

Location: Sheffield

Salary: Grade 9 (£40,578 – £44,624)

Package: Temporary to December 2023

Contractual hours: 37

Job category/type Operational

Attachments: Development Manager JDPS.pdf

Development Manager – Grade 9 x 1 post

An opportunity has arisen for a Development Manager to lead the high-profile skills Advance SCR project for Sheffield.  The project is fundamental to the City Council’s offer to businesses to support economic growth through the provision of training and skills to increase productivity and progress the careers of the individuals who take part.

The post manages a team of employer engagement and skills specialists as well as other project staff. The core element we are looking for in this role is experience of the skills and funding system and business relationship management.  Whilst the project has some discretionary skills funding, the key is to link business needs to training that is mainstream funded to enable sustained impact.  Whilst the project is currently funded until December 2023, continuation funding is being sought

For informal discussion of this post please contact: Laura Hayfield, Head of Employment and Skills on 07989 152 877 or

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

This post is part funded by the European Union

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