Career Returners @ Enfield Council
Have you had a career break and want to return to work?
Applications for 2018 are now closed.
Location: Enfield, London
Start date: 2 May 2018
Programme: Six month returnship; flexible working
Following the success of their first returner programme Enfield Council is partnering again with Women Returners to recruit the next cohort. Their Career Returners @ Enfield Council Programme is for professionals who are ready to re-start their careers after an extended career break. The paid six month work programme starts on 2 May 2018 and the closing date for applications is 6 March 2018. The programme is open to talented professionals, both male and female, who have taken a career break of two years or more and are looking to continue their career.
Enfield Council is open to conversations about part-time and other flexible working arrangements, during and after the programme.
About Career Returners @ Enfield Council
Enfield Council was recognised at the Personnel Today Awards 2017, winning the Innovation in Recruitment category for its Career Returners @ Enfield programme. The programme was initially launched in February 2017 and was a huge success both for the Council and the career returners who all secured on-going employment with the Council (see Yemi’s story here).
This is an ideal opportunity to return to the world of work. You will placed in project teams or services where your skills and experience will be highly valued and utilised. To support you through the transition, you will receive coaching workshops from Women Returners, mentoring from a Council colleague and a comprehensive induction process as well as plenty of opportunities to network. The Council will provide regular training to help you brush up your skills and learn about local government and working at Enfield Council. The aim is that the Programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for permanent or temporary roles within the Council. Enfield Council offers competitive pay and benefits: salary during the work placement is dependent on the role you are appointed to and will be available at the interview.
They are looking for individuals with a successful track record and relevant qualifications in the following professions:
- Commercial – experience of developing and running products/services to deliver growth and increased income
- Energy Management
- ICT – Programme and Project management, IT security
- Qualified Lawyers
- CCAB qualified Financial/Management Accountants
- Strategy & social policy development
- Strategic Housing Management
- Qualified Planners
- Qualified Surveyors
- Project/Programme Management
- Regeneration Programme delivery
- Qualified Social Workers (Adults & Children’s)
- Qualified Occupational Therapists
About Enfield Council
The Council is currently a Labour Party controlled local authority with 63 councillors, representing 21 wards. As a leading Council in developing new ways of using people, processes and technology in public service delivery, Enfield has taken huge steps in recent years. Moving forward their transformation focus is to continue to build on the new foundations they have put in place. They value adaptability, innovation, problem-solving and delivering results. For more information read about their ways of working.
The London Borough of Enfield is 12 miles from the centre of London and covers an area of 31.7 square miles with a population of over 320,000. It is a diverse place, which has welcomed communities from across the world. Some of their wards are amongst the most deprived in England, while others are relatively affluent. For more information on the Borough’s demographic, environmental and socioeconomic factors see the borough profile.
To apply see Career Returners @ Enfield. Don’t forget to CLEARLY show your career break on your CV. The closing date for applications is 6 March 2018 and interviews will be held during week commencing 19 March 2018.
For more information about working at Enfield Council go to Jobs and Careers at Enfield Council.
With any queries, please email Recruitmentcentre@enfield.gov.uk