Future Jobs Fund. Rethinking Construction Partners Mat Ainsworth Economic Development 29 September 2009. Purpose of today. To give an overview of rationale behind Future Jobs Fund and GM’s bid To set out GM’s proposed delivery framework Recruitment & referral Pre-employment & interviews
Future Jobs Fund Rethinking Construction Partners Mat Ainsworth Economic Development 29 September 2009
Purpose of today • To give an overview of rationale behind Future Jobs Fund and GM’s bid • To set out GM’s proposed delivery framework • Recruitment & referral • Pre-employment & interviews • Employment • In work support & exit • How we’re making FJF work in Salford
Future Jobs Fund key facts • Job creation scheme announced in budget, primarily aimed at 18-24 year olds • All jobs must be ‘new’ and of ‘community benefit’ • Programme funded by DWP up to max of £6500 per person to cover: • Salary costs at NMW for up to 6 months (min. 25hrs/wk) • Reasonable costs for supervising person in the job • Reasonable costs for materials • Reasonable costs for administering the programme
Huge national programme with real potential Part of the biggest national jobs programme for a generation • 150,000 new jobs over two years • 100,000 for young people as part of young person’s guarantee • 50,000 in areas of high unemployment • Committed to creating real jobs, that are additional and will benefit the community • Will support people on the job and help them move into sustainable employment
Delivery – National eligibility and referral process • Jobcentre Plus will:- • identify customers eligible for FJF jobs, • match them to the suitable opportunities available, and • refer them to the employer for selection/ interview • Process will be in place for providers/ others to refer people to FJF jobs, but via JCP in order to check eligibility
Greater Manchester bid • Scored top marks in the bid appraisal (65/65) • We are (we believe) the largest provider in the country • 1500 jobs to start between Oct 09 & March 10 • Jobs will last 6 months, so DWP contract until at least Sept 10 • 1500 jobs = £9.75m!!! • Contract likely to be extended if deliver well. • Overall programme will run until Sept 2011 • Lifetime bid to create 8000 jobs across GM • 8000 jobs = £52m!!!
Salford’s share • Salford City Council is the Accountable Body for the whole GM programme • 150 jobs to start between Oct 09 & March 10 • 150 jobs = £975K!!! • Plan to create 800 jobs over lifetime of programme • 800 jobs = £5.2m!!! • We will fully utilise excellent local infrastructure and partner support to be GM exemplar
No shortage of eligible people in Salford! ? 60% Local Area Agreement Target Super Output Areas LAA Target NI 153 25% Salford Average 19.8% NW Average 16.4% GB Average 13.4%
Key ‘demand side’ offer forWorking Neighbourhoods Teams Child- care Teachers Community Development Workers Community Champions 3rd Sector Youth Workers Housing Officers Health Trainers GPs i JOB In Work Support Train to Gain i In work support JCP JCP Demand–side measures Enterprise activity Education Financial advice Benefit advice Skills & Work Skills for life Confidence building IAG i Skills and Work; Adult Advancement Careers Service; Connexions; Next Step.. Common Assess -ment ‘Personal Shoppers’ Coordinate joined up delivery; Inform commissioning Parenting family support Housing support Crime Local Management Team Drug & alcohol Health support/ activity Joint Commissioning at centre i ‘Front Liners’ No Wrong Door - Small army of people with personal relationships & contact opportunities Campaigns; Ways of working; Joint activities; Information sharing
Future Jobs Fund in action!!! Highways Maintenance Case Study • Jointly funded by Salford City Council, Urban Vision Partnership, and Salford City College • Employed and supported via Groundwork • Promoted via Skills & Work, Connexions, Jobcentre Plus and WNT's • 41 Open Day Enquiries (inc 16 on reserve list) • 36 JSA Claimants (6 months+) • 17 started pre-recruitment course (4wks) • 15 completed pre-recruitment course • 15 achieved Level 1 Certificate • 8 (aged 18-24yrs) and 9 (aged 25+yrs) • 8 now inducted via Groundwork & Urban Vision 8 starting on-site with Urban Vision Partnership (W/c 21st September 09) • Further training to achieve NVQ Level 2 in Highways Maintenance via Salford City College • Press release ready to go w/c 21st September
From proposal to delivery – work underway! • Finalise identified job placements (where, when, how many, key contacts...) • Develop job descriptions and person specifications • Identify where clients will need CRB check • Agree work programmes • Create suite of standard paperwork (application forms, record of achievement, exit questionnaires etc) • Commission AGMA agent • Develop resource pack / FAQs for managers • Continue to harvest new job opportunities • Others?
Key contacts SCC jobs: Danielle Roscoe (0161 7932203 – email@example.com) Non-SCC jobs: Dave Timperley (0161 7932533 – firstname.lastname@example.org) Programme Lead: Mat Ainsworth (0161 7932546 – email@example.com)