Head of Engineering

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Recruiter
Skillnet Ltd
Location
Watford
Salary
60000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Skillnet was established in 1997 and was one of the first training providers to achieve the prestigious Training Quality Standard award in 2008. Operating nationally we offer a range of training services to employers and employees. Each year we manage the training for more than 3000 people and now deliver quality provision nationally across a range of disciplines and to a range of different employers.

Main Purpose of Job:

Skillnet currently delivers Apprenticeships in Engineering at levels 2-6. Delivery takes place for Ford Motor company at their sites in south east Essex and for McLaren in Woking. The advanced technical nature of these Apprenticeships requires an experienced and highly competent technical manager to ensure that all aspects of our training delivery precisely meet the requirements of the customers and of the relevant awarding bodies.

The Head of Engineering will work with the Ford Contract Manager to ensure that:

  • Staff are recruited and trained to the right level of technical ability and that their CPD is maintained
  • That curriculum materials, schemes of work and lesson plans are developed to meet the needs of the customers and the awarding organisations
  • That staff are quality checked through Skillnet’s Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy
  • Undertake lesson observation of members in the curriculum team.
  • That college and other sub-contracted delivery is managed to the appropriate quality standards
  • That curriculum is regularly reviewed with Ford to ensure it remains fit for purpose
  • That the learner experience on this programme is outstanding in all aspects
  • In addition the Head of Engineering will be responsible for the establishment and successful running of the new McLaren Apprenticeship Programme to ensure that
  • Staff are recruited and trained to the right level of technical ability and that their CPD is maintained
  • That curriculum materials, schemes of work and lesson plans are developed to meet the needs of the customers and the awarding organisations
  • That staff are quality checked through Skillnet’s Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy
  • That college and other sub-contracted delivery is managed to the appropriate quality standards
  • That curriculum is regularly reviewed with McLaren to ensure it remains fit for purpose
  • That the learner experience on this programme is outstanding in all aspects
  • Undertake lesson observation of members in the curriculum team.
  • In the short term there will be a requirement for the Head of Engineering to form part of the delivery team on this programme, carrying out reviews of learner progress for the 16 newly recruited Apprentices and acting as their point of contact on the programme.

Sales and Marketing Responsibilities

The Head of Engineering will act as Skillnet’s ambassador for engineering programmes and will represent the business in meetings with customers, industry bodies, influencers and funding agencies

Finance and administration responsibilities

  • Tracking all consumable spending verses budget
  • Approval of all invoices for consumables
  • Track progress of all learners in terms of their progress to completion of all elements of their qualifications
  • Track progress of all learners in terms of their progress to completion of BTEC level 2 / level 3 qualifications

Key Competencies required for role:

  • High level experience in Engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Significant people management experience
  • A high degree of computer literacy
  • Experience of managing detailed projects to detailed output criteria

Educational Attainments:

Degree equivalent education

Key Accountabilities

  • Performance of the contracts to the targets set out in the SLA
  • Growth of Engineering and associated programmes

Employee Benefits:

  • Private Healthcare
  • 25 Days Holiday plus 8 BH
  • DiS