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Tracking Officer (Maternity Cover)

Job Introduction

Are you interested in young people and their progression from full-time education?  Do you enjoy working with data and information?  We are looking for someone to join our team to help us support young people who are not in education, employment or training.  Working closely with colleagues, partners and other Local Authorities you will be accessing information to help us target those young people who need our help the most.

You will be working alongside a friendly team of Careers Professionals who are passionate about helping young people to raise their aspirations and be successful. This is a fixed term position to cover maternity leave until March 2023. 

Full training will be given. 22 hours per week.  This role can be either home-based, with attendance at the MKC Civic office when required or site based at the Civic offices.

Main Responsibility

  • Be responsible for establishing and recording the destination of young people in education, employment and training
  • Maintain the data of young people on the internal and national database information systems
  • Help colleagues by providing information from the database to allow them to track young people
  • Work closely with management to report the numbers of young people not in education, employment and training in Milton Keynes
  • Communicate regularly with internal and external partners across Milton Keynes to ensure information is accurate and current

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who can meet and demonstrate the councils core workplace values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative. The ideal candidate will –

  • Have good communication skills both oral and written
  • Be able to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Be thorough and accurate when completing a task
  • Have an interest in analysing and investigating information
  • Have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and experience of working with databases
  • Have a passion for supporting young people to achieve their best
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check (Adults and Children).

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.


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