RBLI – Employer Engagement Manager


Permanent, full time contract, Home based with travel

37 hours per week

Salary: £26-27,000 per annum dependent upon experience

RBLI are looking for a motivated individual with a strong background in employer engagement and who has excellent communication skills.

Main Purpose of the Job:

The role is key to further developing the RBLI Lifeworks employment programme primarily working in the south of England with additional focus to the North of England as the role develops.   The incumbent will act as the link and enabler in establishing, developing, and maintaining a network of employment opportunities with key stakeholders to maximise the reach of veteran support through the Lifeworks programme.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • To build a network of companies to which we can refer Lifeworks delegates for employment opportunities.
  • Work with Head of Lifeworks to develop the employment arm of the Lifeworks programme to maximise employment outcomes in line with KPI’s
  • To establish commercial leads to generate additional opportunities for funding streams.
  • To work with other RBLI Divisions to develop opportunities for additional delivery of RBLI products and services in support of delivering Social Value and the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • To work with the wider team to ensure the best possible delegate experience
  • To be prepared to undertake additional representational duties in support of RBLI’s activities as agreed with Head of Lifeworks/MODVA.
  • Compiling a database of target employers to contact with a view to developing work placement opportunities
  • Negotiating with employers to secure work placement opportunities
  • Developing business opportunities with employers by supporting them with staffing and training needs analysis and promoting the benefits of recruiting veterans and offering work placement opportunities
  • Ensuring that the Lifeworks programme always has a bank of appropriate work placements available to meet Lifeworks participant need.

Personal Attributes:

  • Dynamic, enthusiastic, and driven to succeed
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven ability to build relationships and interact with new and established contacts.
  • Flexibility to travel independently across a wide geographical area
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral and ability to use database platforms
  • Reliable, well organised and with an ability to work to a specified time frame
  • Structured and organised
  • Able to work as part of the Lifework’s team and equally confident working alone

Skills & Experience Required:


  • Sound understanding of the Military Charity sector
  • Good understanding of the Armed forces covenants and its implementation.
  • Evidence of previous employer engagement experience
  • Proven experience of managing stakeholders at senior levels
  • Full Clean Driving Licence


  • Understanding of the key elements of the Armed Forces Covenant and its implementation
  • Thorough understanding of issues affecting veterans
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment
  • Experience of working in the charity sector


25 days holiday allowance + bank holidays, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.

To Apply:

If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to recruitment@rbli.co.uk.  RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.

RBLI is an accredited Disability Confident Leader. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply for the above role under our disability confident scheme then please submit your application to dcapplications@rbli.co.uk

Should you need additional support or any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role please email dcapplications@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795917

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date


CLOSING DATE: 6 August 2021

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