Laura Sharman 01 August 2017

Six mayors to pilot innovative new employment schemes

Six mayors to pilot innovative new employment schemes image

Thousands of disadvantaged people are to be helped back into work under new pilot schemes being delivered by six combined authorities.

The pilot schemes will provide specialist support to more than 18,000 people to tackle the long-term barriers to gaining employment and in-work progression.

Secretary of state for communities and local government, Sajid Javid, said: ‘As part of the devolution revolution we’ve handed swathes of power and significant investment to help boost jobs and growth across the country.

‘Now we’re going even further to support six areas with devolution deals by working with the new combined authority mayors to pilot innovative employment schemes.

‘These pilots will trial new approaches to help the most disadvantaged people in our society to get the security of a good job and a regular pay packet, helping to build a country that works for everyone.’

The schemes include a new Health and Care Sector Progression Academy to train social care workers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, a business-led training hub in the Tees Valley, and an ‘early intervention’ scheme in Sheffield to prevent people from long-term unemployment.

Roads to recovery image

Roads to recovery

Alex Glassbrook explores if councils were legally allowed to make amendments to traffic regulation orders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Occupational Therapist

Brent Council
£29,766 - £30,711
We are particularly interested in... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Communications Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 – £47,360
We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager to provide strategic communications to support our... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Property Administrator

Camden London Borough Council
£28,573 - £30,808
To succeed, you will contribute to the pro-active provision of a full office management function. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Practitioner - Family Support & Protection - Chelmsford

Essex County Council
£39168.0 - £47405.0 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
The Senior Practitioner is responsible for the management of their own cases and support of social work staff in the management of complex Child Protection and Child in Need Cases, or Children Looked After. England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Advanced Skills Worker - Longwood Place

Essex County Council
£26801 - £30906 per annum
This is a part time role for 21 hours a week.Interviews will take place via video calling.Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dy England, Essex
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue