Subcontract Manager

Recruiter
Learning Curve Group
Location
Spennymoor, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1241752529
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role
This role requires you to lead on managing the subcontracting provision of the company with a focus on contract profiling, performance reviews, quality assurance and the provision of development support.
You'll need these important qualities:
* Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
* Good people skills for developing relationships with all stakeholders at all levels
* The ability to give clear direction to a regional spread team effectively to meet KPI's
* The ability to prioritise own workload to achieve KPIs
* Adaptable and able to work under pressure to conflicting priorities in a demanding fast paced environment
* Self-motivated individual
* The ability to embrace change in a fast-paced environment
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Lead on the management of LCG subcontracted provision, including all performance, compliance and contractual requirements
Lead and undertake a range of performance management activities on a rolling basis to ensure robust monitoring, improvement planning and long-term success
Lead contact performance meetings with subcontractors and report to findings to operational Directors.
Working with LCG operational leaders to profile recruitment and manage performance of the contracts
Collect and analyse MIS and contract performance data for subcontracted provision and work closely with internal stakeholders to manage and direct improvements in the provision
Prepare identified provision for Ofsted and other external audits as requested
Create an approach to raising standards and achieving excellence within our subcontracted provision
Participate in the development of the performance Framework working alongside other stakeholders
Undertaking a coaching role, as required, to drive improvements in contract performance , the learner experience and achievement rates
Provide guidance and undertake development activities to maintain and develop the quality of teaching, learning and assessment practice, including EPA learner readiness as appropriate
Undertake subcontractors' observations for the teaching and learning and learner walks as allocated by the Quality Assurance Manager
vTake an active quality role in the self-assessment and improvement planning process for subcontracted provision
Manage the performance and compliance review of our subcontract partners, including overseeing the due diligence process, risk rating and contract allocation for potential new partners
Manage establishing EPAO choices with subcontractors and oversee all associated processes across the learner journey leading to Gateway success
Provide subcontractors support and guidance to drive improvement in the learner experience and achievement rates
Working in partnership with the Head of Quality to review and update all policies relevant to your role
Report monthly to the Head of Quality and all other relevant stakeholders within your role
Undertake such duties as may be required commensurate with the level of responsibility and nature of the job in discussion with your Head of Quality
Essential
Knowledge of quality assurance issues within the post 16 education environment
Knowledge of funding requirements in post 16 education within a variety of provisions including ESF, apprenticeships and traineeships
Knowledge of the Education Inspection Framework requirements, including subcontract provision
Knowledge of Apprenticeship Standards, including EPA process
Understanding of Prevent and Safeguarding Duty and Legislation
Enhancement and coaching skills
Organised and efficient
Self-motivated and self-managing
Quick to build relationships at all levels
Able to embrace change
Accurate and good at finishing tasks
Knowledge of External Quality Assurance (EQA)

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