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Skills and Employment Project Officer SLP

Job Reference randw/TP/17402/6282

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Part Time (Fewer than 36 hours)
Contract Details:
Part time role 21.6 hours a week, over 3 days. Contract until the end of March 2024.
£34,428 - £41,718
Working Hours:
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Wandsworth, Greater London
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Project Management
Chief Executive
Business Area:
CED - Economic Development

About Us

SLP Skills and Employment Project Officer

  • Are you well organised with strong interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Would you like to help strengthen the skills and employment system in south London? 

South London Partnership are looking for Project Officer, who can support with the commissioning and implementation of the people and Skills UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

You will be a strong communicator, with great attention to detail and exemplar organisational skills.  You will have experience of supporting the delivery of projects, working with internal and external stakeholders and collating and reporting on data.

You will be responsible for supporting the Integration Hub Project Lead to deliver a series of interventions and strategies to enable key groups of Londoners who are jobless and disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and/or are facing vulnerabilities or structural inequalities, to access good work.  This will be achieved by:

As Project officer you will have the opportunity to make a material impact on the lives of south Londoner by increasing improving their pathways to skills and good quality jobs.  

South London Partnership (SLP) is a small and dynamic, close-knit team, working across the 5 boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton. The SLP team focuses on areas where collaboration leads to increased influence, increased powers and funding and better delivery of the services our residents need.  

This is a part time role 21.6 hours a week until the end of March 2024.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  19th September 2023

Shortlisting Date: 20th September 2023

Interview Date: 27th September 2023

For an informal conversation please contact Polly Persechino Head of Economy Skills & Employment via      

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.


Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including people from ethic minority backgrounds. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. This is an anonymised campaign.

Important Information:

Secondment Policy: All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).


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