Training Manager - The Inspire and Achieve Foundation
This post has been created to drive forward the development of the successful Princes Trust Team Programme, driving delivery into new geographical areas and also to build a successful portfolio of training programmes that complement IAF’s mentoring work and the Princes Trust Team Programme. The post requires a confident self-starter who has excellent strategic and relationship skills.
Attention to detail and a good working knowledge of the paperwork and quality standards required to deliver Education and Skills Agency Funded programmes is essential.
IAF currently runs 3 Princes Trust Team programmes within the year. These teams are in one location and include responsibility for a staff team of 2 people. This post will be responsible for growing provision of 9 programmes, across 3 geographical locations, and growing the staff team to 6 within the first 12 months in post.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working with, supporting and engaging, hard to reach young people on a one to one basis and in a community setting. They will have experience of managing education and training programmes for this client group and will be confident in meeting accreditation, compliance and funding requirements. They will be able to put the correct policies and procedures in place to enable action to be delivered effectively and within health, safety and legal guidelines.
They will be able to confidently lead and make decisions within their field of operation and take a strategic approach to planning and delivery. The ability to work in a sometimes unstructured and uncertain environment and to work to tight deadlines to make things happen is crucial.
The successful candidate will also be a creative thinker and a problem solver, as they will need to find solutions to operational challenges on a daily basis. The successful candidate will also have an excellent knowledge of what makes young people ‘tick’ and will be able to instantly gain the respect of young people whilst enforcing boundaries and expectations. IAF’s client group can, at times, show very challenging behaviours so the successful candidate should have experience of, and be able to confidently deal with, challenging behaviour.
This is an exciting and challenging role for a highly motivated, dynamic and creative individual who is passionate about helping young people make positive changes in their lives. The candidate will also need to be able to successfully build relationships with the staff team, with charity and education professionals and be able to work well within both the college and charity sector. A key target within the first year in the post will be to broker numerous successful working links in new locations to ensure the successful delivery of the programme.
The post is permanent and carries a commitment of 40 hours per week. Due to the delivery nature of the role and the residential aspect of elements of the Princes Trust Team Programme, some flexible working will be required. The post holder also requires regular use of a vehicle due to the nature of the role. Enhanced DBS check will be required.