Midland News Association Limited
£42,025 P.A.
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time




SALARY: £42,025 P.A.


THE COMPANY: Our client?s college offers an exceptionally high performing Advanced Level centre for academically motivated students in Shrewsbury as well as a leading vocational centre of excellence. The college also allows an increased focus on the development of much needed Apprenticeships. The college gives students even greater flexibility with their programme and access to dedicated subject resources at different campus locations and is proud to offer the largest and most flexible curriculum offer within Shropshire, comprising A Levels and vocational diplomas, with Apprenticeships and Higher Education qualifications as progression routes.

THE ROLE: As part of our client?s expanding Engineering team you will be working with leading multi-national employers to develop bespoke training/apprenticeship programmes within College and out in the workplace.

You will possess an excellent knowledge and understanding of Mechanical, Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding, Maintenance and Electronic Engineering and be able to plan and use a range of effective and appropriate teaching and learning techniques in both classroom and workshop situations.

To train, develop, support and assess apprentices working within an Engineering environment across a range of disciplines and levels. This will include frameworks, standards and higher apprenticeships. Responsible for a caseload, ensuring timely achievement of all qualifications.

Are you/do you have:

  • Sector related qualification equivalent to level 4 or higher
  • Level 2 English and maths qualification to facilitate embedding practice
  • QCF NVQ Level 3 Assessor Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (or equivalent)
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (or equivalent)
  • Coaching and Mentoring qualification
  • A keen interest in flexible and distance learning delivery systems
  • Teacher training qualification or be willing to work towards
  • The ability to work as a member of a team
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to embed functional skills
  • The ability to organise own workload
  • Communicate effectively at all levels to include apprentices, colleagues and employers
  • Accurate report writing and record keeping
  • Experience of selling/marketing
  • Experience of negotiating
  • Minimum of 5 years occupational experience
  • Demonstrable experience of promoting equality and diversity
  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to act upon your own initiative
  • Experience of an electronic portfolio
  • Management experience
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • A commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • Flexible working to accommodate training outside of traditional terms times and days with suitable notice
  • A flexible approach to all aspects of working life

Key Responsibilities of the job role to include:-

  • Acting as an ambassador for Shrewsbury Colleges Group with employers establishing the appropriate apprentice pathway and level
  • Train, Coach and Mentor towards successful timely completion and in preparation for end point assessment
  • Working with Awarding Bodies such as SEMTA, City and Guilds, Pearson from level 2 through to Degree level
  • Assessing apprentices in College and their workplace utilising the e-portfolio at all times to record and monitor progress and activity
  • Conducting prescribed inductions, offering advice and guidance, both initially and throughout the programme, including progression opportunities
  • Participating in the enrolment of the apprentice, including assisting the employer in recruitment if required
  • Conducting health and safety risk assessments with employers
  • Providing timely feedback, recorded through e-portfolio
  • Attending and participating in standardisation, team meetings and performance meetings as well as CPD activities relevant to the role
  • Co-ordinating activity between apprentices, employers, IQA?s, awarding bodies, exams department and teaching staff
  • Conducting apprentice reviews at regular intervals to ensure progress is being made towards qualification criteria, knowledge, skills and behaviours. Manage appropriate registrations and certification, ensuring employer input in line with expected organisational frequency
  • Carrying out all associated administration relevant to the role to include self-assessment
  • Endeavouring to maximise apprentice outcomes against end dates, including liaising with the IQA and Functional skills coordinator (if applicable)
    Embedding functional skills where appropriate
  • Where formal qualifications are not part of an apprenticeship, coaching and mentoring the apprentice to ensure progress against the standards are maintained in preparation for end test assessment
  • Participating in advice and marketing events to promote apprenticeships and the wider employer offer in addition to seeking further opportunities to maintain caseload
  • In accordance with the College?s sales strategy, follow up all leads, maximise repeat business with existing employers, endeavouring to optimise individual caseloads as well as increasing wider college participation as appropriate to individual businesses
  • Negotiating employer offers within college guidelines in conjunction with Business Solutions
  • Supporting the college by participating in exam invigilation as and when required

Does this sound like you? If you are interested in the role please hit the ?apply now? button. We will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

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