About Me: I am a vibrant, enthusiastic and highly adaptable individual with a strong positive outgoing personality, able to quickly establish effective working relationships. I possess excellent people skills with the ability to display strategic analytical thinking with a concern for positive results. Passionate about people whether empowering, helping or supporting. Education Background: BA(Hons) in Graphic Design,...
About Me: I am a vibrant, enthusiastic and highly adaptable individual with a strong positive outgoing personality, able to quickly establish effective working relationships. I possess excellent people skills with the ability to display strategic analytical thinking with a concern for positive results. Passionate about people whether empowering, helping or supporting. Education Background: BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, PTLLS level 3, Level 3 in IAG, Level 2 in counselling, currently studying Life Coaching Level 3. Current: Working at Olmec as an Employment Coordinator managing a team of 5 employment advisor whom opperate in 5 London boroughs. I also work on a sole contract as an Employment Advisor covering Hackney and Islington for a London Social Housing Association.Voluntary Placement Consultant @ To follow From November 2015 to Present (2 months) London, United KingdomEmployment Coordinator @ Employment Co-ordinator • Managing the Solid Foundation Employment and Training program, which consists of 4 Employment Advisors and provide support to residents based on housing communities across 5 London Boroughs • Working closely with the Employment Advisors, carrying out training of new staff and monthly supervisions • Producing regular reports on work as required for internal and external stakeholders Employment Advice • Responsible for providing employment support to vulnerable residents across three different estates in London • Maintaining an understanding of caseloads, identify residents needs and ensuring that customers secure work experience positions, sustainable job outcomes and accredited training • Carrying out screening activities on candidates and matching them to suitable job opportunities • Supporting candidates with employability skills/tools, and any additional specific requirements • Creating individual development plans to support residents in overcoming barriers faced and achieving set goals • Maintaining accurate records of all activity and provide regular updates on activity, prospects and opportunities Business Development • Building, managing and maintaining relationships across sectors with employers, training providers, employment agencies, job brokerage services/referral agencies • Identifying employment opportunities by; proactively looking at new business openings; searching through advertised vacancies and by making links with job centres • Negotiating opportunities for work experience/traineeships/apprenticeships, sponsorship and permanent employment from employers across a range of sectors • Supporting employers in addressing some of the attitudes and practices that may disadvantage certain communities • Leading on coordinating Solid Foundations jobs fairs and meet the employer events • Attending external functions such as Job Fairs to represent Solid Foundations in a professional manner and promote Solid Foundations services From June 2014 to October 2015 (1 year 5 months) Employment Advisor @ Olmec is a BME led Social Enterprise which champions race equality through economic and social justice. We work with a broad range of clients and partners to deliver innovative solutions that inspire and act as catalysts for social change. Our services include: Employment Support which provides a brokerage service and a range of interventions to develop confidence, skills, experience, directly supporting people into work. Community Engagement, enabling Housing Associations and other civil society organisations to understand or deliver to the needs and aspirations of the communities they support. More.... Social Enterprise Business Support such as the First Steps training programme for pre-starts and new-starts or the Step Ahead programme providing one-to-one support, training and networking for existing social enterprises. We also provide bespoke consultancy. Diversity and Inclusion services from one-off training days to full diversity strategy development delivered by a team of specialists. We turn diversity from a barrier to an asset! Leadership and Governance programmes such as Black on Board which aims to tackle under-representation in governance. Professional training and assistance to identify civil society organisation governance roles for people from ethnic minorities. From May 2014 to July 2014 (3 months) Employer Account Manager @ Maze8 Future Training has been created by industry professionals to bring a fresh approach to the apprenticeship, recruitment, careers coaching and training sectors under one unique brand. Whilst many organizations claim to be different, we truly are. Bringing with us over 20 years of combined experience in sectors such as construction, recruitment, training, coaching as well as government funded programmes, we have an abundance of knowledge that sets us apart from our competitors. Our apprenticeship programmes include Construction, Driving Goods Vehicles, Horticulture and Grounds Maintenance, Business Administration, Team Leading and various management courses. Rest assured, each area of training we deliver in, you will always be supported by qualified, registered assessors and trainers that have relevant industry experience. Maze8 Future Training has combined the knowledge of recruitment with the success of training and developing new staff to create a fresh model of delivery in the industry. We can offer end to end support, from identifying what type of training or apprenticeships are right for your business, how to structure your programme in the most effective way, how to find the right person for your business and prepare them to start a new career. We can also guide you through the many programmes and funding options that are available in the market today. From February 2013 to May 2014 (1 year 4 months) Business Development / Engagement Officer (Contract) @ Aspire to Learn is a private training company with 6 years of experience of providing professional training and apprenticeship qualifications (QCF, formerly known as NVQs) to suit the needs of learners and employers in the education, business administration and health and social care sectors. During that time we have established a reputation for providing bespoke, quality training that has enabled learners to acquire new skills, gain employment and to advance their careers in their chosen field. We’ve been recognized by Ofsted as providing ’’outstanding outcomes’’ having helped hundreds of learners to find work or to upskill, and having helped employers to train their workforce and find motivated, talented new staff. From September 2012 to February 2013 (6 months) London, United KingdomLearner & Employer Engagement Officer (Contract) @ The National IT Partnership is a training partnership specialising in the delivery of IT apprenticeships across the country. NiTP are providing the next generation of high quality IT Support Technicians to feed the demand for qualified IT professionals through the delivery of high quality Level 3 training including the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft professional qualifications. Working in partnership with Further Education colleges NiTP has become the provider of choice for many of the UK leading businesses. From January 2012 to July 2012 (7 months) Recruitment Consultant (Purchasing) @ Reed Purchasing is dedicated to the world of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. We have access to the largest database of Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management candidates in the UK. Our candidates range from junior level to fully Qualified CIPS including: Procurement Directors Purchasing Managers Supply Chain Managers Junior & Senior Buyers Purchasing Analysts Bid & Tender Managers Contract & Supplier Managers Sourcing Managers e-Procurement Managers Expediters Logistics Managers Merchandising Assistants Category Managers Supply Chain Co-ordinators Supply Relationship Managers Resourcing Specialists As part of Reed Purchasing I specialise in the recruitment of temporary, permanent and contracts roles. I only focus on the Hertfordshire area including Luton, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn, Ware, Harpenden, Hertford, Hoddesdon, and Enfield. From January 2010 to January 2012 (2 years 1 month) Topman Brand Manager @ minimum turnover of £1M. The store itself runs on 6500 square foot with an annual turnover of £2.4m pa. responsibilities; •Genuine love of the Topman brands •Passion for delivering the ultimate customer experience to our customers •Strong commercial awareness and a proven track record of delivering results •Ability to deliver TOPMAN visual experience in accordance with brand guidelines. •Excellent people management and development skills From December 2007 to July 2010 (2 years 8 months) BA HONS, Graphic Design and Advertising @ Buckinghamshire New University From 2002 to 2005 Leon Atkinson is skilled in: Contract Recruitment, IT Recruitment, Purchasing, Higher Education, Job Search Advice, Apprenticeships, Learners, Employer Engagement, Employer Development, Cold Calling, Client Rapport, Sourcing, Recruitment Advertising, Human Resources, Recruiting
Voluntary Placement Consultant
November 2015 to Present
London, United Kingdom
June 2014 to October 2015
May 2014 to July 2014
Maze8 Future Training Limited
Employer Account Manager
February 2013 to May 2014
Business Development / Engagement Officer (Contract)
September 2012 to February 2013
London, United Kingdom
Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
Learner & Employer Engagement Officer (Contract)
January 2012 to July 2012
Recruitment Consultant (Purchasing)
January 2010 to January 2012
Topman Brand Manager
December 2007 to July 2010
What company does Leon Atkinson work for?
Leon Atkinson works for Working Chance
What is Leon Atkinson's role at Working Chance?
Leon Atkinson is Voluntary Placement Consultant
What industry does Leon Atkinson work in?
Leon Atkinson works in the Staffing and Recruiting industry.
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