Our client is the second largest staffing company in the UK and the sixth largest managed service provider worldwide. With clients across the world looking to them for Managed Services and Specialist Staffing in the UK, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Europe. Working with them are 3,400 employees, bringing a wealth of expertise through 18 market-leading brands across 182 locations.

We are recruiting for a Skills Development Manager to cover all brands across the group of companies.

Location: Field Based

Purpose:

- To support the delivery of a robust, professional skills business that delivers Best In Class service to both internal and external clients whilst withstanding the scrutiny of ESFA & OFSTED

Key Responsibilities:

- Recruit and manage a team of Skills Coaches who are responsible for the assessment and on-going advice and guidance of an apprentice caseload
- Conduct monthly learner caseload reviews to ensure progress is being effectively monitored and SMART learner targets are set
- Ensure learners achievements successfully meet both overall and timely success rate expectations and to undertake appropriate interventions where necessary
- Assist in quality processes; actively participate in 'best practice' meetings for your area of responsibility and standardisation meetings
- Provide monthly performance update on learners to Director Of Excellence
- Meet with Business Operation Managers monthly to monitor and review learner progress, achievement and the learner journey
- Work in collaboration with Quality Assurance, Director of Continuous Improvement and Director of Excellence to ensure the quality of provision through quality systems and procedures
- Challenge current practices and processes to ensure the business consistently delivers best in class service
- Support the achievement rates of learners exceed the sector/area of learning national averages
- Lead on the design of the curriculum, ensuring that appropriate resources, lesson plans and schemes of work are in place
- Perform ongoing review of the curriculum, reflecting on employability skills development and engagement opportunities for learners
- Build and develop effective working relationships with employers, operational leaders and key stakeholders
- Take responsibility for your own continued professional development to ensure you retain currency and stay up to date with key changes within your area of delivery
- Ensure programme delivery is deemed as `Good` via IQA observations and external inspection judgments
- Promote and embed health and safety, British Values, equality and diversity and safeguarding of learners as essential parts of the delivery framework or standard

Required Knowledge & Experience

- Experience of working in a similar role within an apprenticeship/training provider
- Experience of working to KPIs and SLAs in a timely and achievement driven environment
- Understanding of qualification structures and curriculum design
- Ability to demonstrate, have an understanding of, a commitment to, and awareness of the practical applications of: safeguarding, prevent, equality and diversity
- Experience of facilitating workshops with strong presentation skills
- Excellent time management skills
- A self-starter with excellent planning and prioritising capabilities and able to cope with multiple demands effectively
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and taking personal responsibility and ownership of tasks
- Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders across multiple levels and functions of the organisation and with internal and external stakeholders
- Good networking and influencing skills with the ability to develop and grow sustainable relationships
- A team player who is goal-orientated and able to work autonomously while managing their own remit whilst working collaboratively with colleagues

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