THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Swansea, Swansea, SA1 8PL
  • Subject: Training Provider
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £38,000 - £40,000
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 30 September, 2022 4:00 PM

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Apprenticeship Manager - Aspire2Be

Apprenticeship Manager - Aspire2Be

Educ8 Training Group
At Aspire 2Be, we know that true change starts with your people. Our vision is to be the partner of choice for the digital empowerment of people and organisations, through innovation and creativity. Our transformation services and bespoke digital solutions, deliver and facilitate sustainable digital change through a people first approach.

The wide experience within our team – including highly experienced educationalists, former government advisers, tech experts and business professionals – enables us to have an in-depth appreciation of how different industries and businesses work. This cross-functional experience gives us the knowledge and understanding to deliver the best possible solutions to our clients.

As the only professional development partner in the UK for Apple, Google, and Microsoft, we are passionate about digital upskilling and ensuring learning and development is at the heart of an effective digital solution.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Apprenticeship Manager to join our team and to grow the IT learning pathways for our customers.

If you'd like to work with people who are passionate about learning and development then we'd love to hear from you. We offer excellent benefits, a values driven ethos but most of all a Great place to work.

Job Title: Apprenticeship Manager
Reports to: Digital Transformation Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swansea
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours p/w (8:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Friday)
Salary: £38,000.00 - £40,000.00 per annum

Summary of Role:
● To lead the development and delivery of the IT apprenticeship suite for Aspire 2Be.
● To manage a vocational team delivering the full apprenticeship framework within a Work Based Learning (WBL) environment, fully compliant to Welsh Government requirements and quality standards.
● To lead, manage and drive the achievement of the business objectives set out in the business plan.
● Responsible for learners working within a range of subject areas, leading on innovative delivery models that genuinely meet the needs of both learners and employers.
● Supporting business development to build effective relationships with key employers and ensuring timely induction of new apprentices onto programmes.
● To performance manage, coordinate and deploy staff. Manage vocational teams to a high standard and embed a strong team spirit to promote sharing of best practice and areas of excellence.
We offer excellent benefits, a values driven ethos but most of all a Great place to work.

Safeguarding

Aspire2Be is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check in line with their job role.

Aspire2Be reserves the right to bring forward the closing date should we receive sufficient a sufficient number of applications for this role.
All business activities have been risk assessed and Covid-19 measures in place to protect employees, learners, employers and other stakeholders.


JOB REQUIREMENTS
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
●Lead the development of an innovative approach to IT apprenticeship delivery across Wales and England
●Contribute to the development of the overall IT apprenticeship strategy
●Identify, design, and develop the apprenticeship offering, phasing new apprenticeships over a 12 month period
●Contribute to the marketing plan and offer insight into an effective RTM strategy.
●Full responsibility for the performance of your team against clear company KPIs.
●Ensure the delivery model of all apprenticeships is robust by actively supporting learners in a trainer coach capacity and evaluating the effectiveness of delivery (short term).
●Collaborate with Educ8 colleagues to ensure there is a clear and efficient pathway for apprenticeship facilitation.
●Support the needs of internal and external quality assurance activity, including Awarding Body management and compliance and ad-hoc quality assurance activity
●Manage the apprenticeship journey from recruitment to completion of framework.
●Monitor and evaluate learner tracking and operational systems to ensure timely completion of programmes
●Manage budget responsibility for forward revenue and expenditure within your team in line with agreed budget
●Strive for optimum delivery at all times
●Monitor and evaluate learner tracking and operational systems to ensure timely completion of programmes
●Achieve agreed team targets in line with the company’s vision and values
●Actively manage teams’ caseloads in line with planned in learning contract number
●Effective line management of team to include regular one to one performance review meetings, effective annual appraisals, managing underperformance within vocational team in line with company procedures
●Ensure compliance to systems and processes mitigating audit risk from fund holders
●Collect, evaluate and implement interventions to respond to vocational team, learner and employer enquiries
●Work in partnership with other managers to ensure effective, timely development and delivery of learning programmes within Work Based Learning (WBL)
●Working in collaboration with all other departments to ensure effective relationships are maintained with external partners/associates/stakeholders
●Ensure that staff within the team are kept up-to-date with companywide and external issues
●Represent Aspire 2Be on a range of cross departmental working groups and at internal and external meetings
●Possess a commitment to continued professional development and a willingness to explore opportunities for further development
●Elements of the role may involve working with adults at risk, children and young people in an educational setting.
●Reviewing the safeguarding and wellbeing of learners and escalating through the appropriate process where required.

Personal Qualities
●Ability to promote the Company values and behaviours and lead by example
●Ability to express ideas succinctly and clearly, both verbally and in written work
●Passionate about achieving high levels of excellence in education, learning and development
●Able to demonstrate a clear commitment to high standards and the ability to drive continuous improvement
●Highly professional and motivated with high levels of commitment and confidentiality
●Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative
●Ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people
●Ability to prioritise work and manage competing demands
●Ability to work as part of a team
●Able to effectively manage a team

Essential Criteria
●Substantial IT apprenticeship management experience
●Substantial IT apprenticeship curriculum design and delivery experience
●Substantial knowledge of the IT apprenticeship framework and requirements
●Demonstrable commitment to equality inclusion and diversity
●Ability to deliver under pressure and to work to tight deadlines
●Quick to interpret data sets, analyse, assess and make recommendations
●Considerable/proven experience of assessing/tutoring vocational qualifications
●Assessing and/or verifying qualification (e.g. A1/V1/TAQA)