Director of Work Based Learning and Employer Engagement

Recruiter
Eden Brown Synergy
Location
London
Salary
50000.0000
Posted
06 May 2017
Closes
05 Jun 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Director of Work Based Learning and Employer Engagement
South London
Full time, Permanent (will consider interim applications)

We are working with a leading College based in South London who are recruiting for a Director of Work Based Learning and Employer Engagement.

The Director of Work Based Learning and Employer Engagement is responsible for
- To generate increasing income from the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of apprenticeship and full cost programmes; the day to day operation of those programmes with the relevant CM, if applicable, ensuring that the curriculum is delivered efficiently and effectively;
- To investigate develop and secure Employer links and partnerships which enables effective recruitment, course delivery of programmes and work experience opportunities for learners;
- To develop a culture of continuous improvement and ensure that learner success rates are of the highest possible level;
- To provide leadership, ensure effective and efficient budget control and develop an effective overview of college targets for learner outcomes;
- To ensure that the college anticipates and responds to national, regional and local skills priorities and is seen as an effective and responsive contributor to the employers and communities it serves;

Duties include
- To manage, plan, develop, implement and evaluate the engagement of employers and the work of staff delivering Work Based Learning, including quality assurance, staff development (within a budget), appraisal, teaching observation, scheduling of classes and cover arrangements.
- To plan, develop, implement and evaluate the curriculum in collaboration with CM, making changes as necessary in liaison with the Vice Principal.
- To liaise with the Marketing Director to identify local education, training and skills needs for Work based learning
- To work with the Marketing Director to ensure the college meets its recruitment targets through targeted marketing, communications and publicity
- To ensure the needs of Work based students are met through the student support services of the college.
- To effectively maintain and continually improve Work based learning, work within the College
- To deliver work based learning, work experience, within the agreed budget
- To deploy resources in an effective, efficient and equitable manner
- To agree and monitor the performance objectives of direct line reports so that they contribute to the achievement of whole College targets.
- To work with local employers in identifying and addressing skills needs.
- To maintain effective relationships with external organisations such as validating bodies, the Local Authority, universities, corporate clients, national development agencies and other appropriate organisations.
- To ensure the prompt collection and transmission of accurate data and return as required by the college
- To ensure that success rates on courses are above national benchmarks and that there is continuous improvement in success rates that are not above benchmark.
- To manage new projects and develop new opportunities for the college to broaden its portfolio of work within the area and respond to changing needs
- To follow risk management and control systems particularly in income generating activities which fall within the post holder's area of responsibility.
- To increase the amount of income for the college

Person Specification
- An appropriate academic or professional qualification at degree or higher degree level
- A teaching and/or assessors qualification
- Wide experience of delivering and managing work based learning
- Sound knowledge, understanding and experience of employer engagement and full cost provision
- Effective networking and negotiating skills
- A high degree of motivation to succeed and to lead the achievement of success
- Ability to lead change and development as demonstrated by performance in previous positions
- Experience of effective performance improvement and quality assurance in work based learning and higher education
- A sound understanding of the relevant qualifications frameworks and of a range of appropriate curriculum delivery methods
- Awareness of a variety of relevant funding mechanisms and income streams and the acumen to ensure cost-effectiveness in the delivery of the College's learning programmes
- Ability to think strategically and to communicate that thinking effectively
- The ability to set and achieve demanding performance targets and to effectively manage any identified under-performance

If you would like to apply for this post, please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.