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Career Returners @ Enfield Council

Location: Enfield, London

Start date:  9 September 2019

Programme: Six month returnship; flexible working

Have you had a career break and want to return to work?

Continuing the success of their annual returner programmes, 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 9 September 2019 and the closing date for applications is 10 May 2019. The programme is open to talented professionals, both male and female, who have taken a career break of two years or more and who 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’s award-winning programme was initially launched in February 2017 and has been a huge success both for the Council and the career returners, who all secured on-going offers of employment with the Council. Over the past two years 21 Returners have joined the programme over two cohorts and covering a wide range of professions.

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.

Read Yemi’s story of returning on the 2017 programme here.

Read Arzhang’s story of returning on the 2018 programme here.

Who are they looking for?

They are looking for individuals with a successful track record and relevant qualifications in the following professions:

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.

About Enfield Council

The Council is currently a Labour Party controlled local authority with 63 councillors, representing our 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 are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why they encourage a culture that puts their customers at the heart of everything they do – by empowering their people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn.   If you value these behaviours too, they would love to hear from you – and of course, they are always happy to talk flexible working.

Further information about their plans and priorities can be found here

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 our 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

For more information and to apply, please visit: Career Returners @ Enfield Council

Don’t forget to CLEARLY show your career break on your CV.  The closing date for applications is 10 May 2019 and interviews will be held during week commencing 3 June 2019.

With any queries, please email Recruitmentcentre@enfield.gov.uk

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