Director of Business and Community Development

Recruiter
Fortem People
Location
Skipton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
1205808937
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an interim role for 3 months. You will already have a solid background working within the education sector and have a good understanding of current developments in FE, HR and the industrial training environment. A good knowledge of Craven, North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire and Humber Region is also preferred.

Role summary: To contribute to the Senior Management Team in the management of the College towards the achievement of its strategic goals and objectives. To be responsible for the provision of excellent standards and quality of service to business clients, the community and other stakeholders, enhancing the College's reputation and developing links with external organisations within the framework of the College's strategic plan. To manage and direct the activities of the apprenticeship business and Apprenticeship team and the Projects team in order to maximise financial contribution to the College and meet quality standards.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Qualified to degree level and/ or possess relevant professional qualifications
  • Experience of working at strategic level and managing staff to achieve objectives and targets;
  • Relevant business and or community experience at a strategic level;
  • Relevant experience and knowledge in relation to the needs and priorities of business (including SMEs) and the community;
  • Knowledge of funding methodology and funding streams in Further Education;
  • Highly numerate with sound understanding of costing and pricing techniques;
  • Computer literate with ability to use a range of software effectively;
  • Awareness and understanding of quality assurance and audit requirements to ensure the delivery of a quality service;
  • Extensive experience of co-ordinating the activities of a large team;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels;
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills;
  • Proactive and innovative with the ability to work on own initiative and develop new ideas;
  • Ability to function as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to work to consistently high standard under pressure to meet targets and deadlines;
  • Knowledge of current developments in FE, HE and the industrial training environment including NVQs and distance/e-learning;
  • Experience and understanding of Further Education, related national priorities and current challenges within the sector;
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with employers and the wider business and community support network;
  • Knowledge of funding streams to support work with industry and the community;
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of a college
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS
  • Senior management experience;
  • Teaching experience and qualifications;
  • Knowledge of Craven, North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire and Humber Region;
  • Knowledge of funding methodology and funding streams in Higher Education.

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