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ESF Contract Manager

Unicorn Recruitment
Guildford, UK
Closing date
21 Jan 2021

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Fantastic opportunity available to join a leading private contract holder as their ESF Contract Manager. We are looking for a learner focussed and dynamic Contract Manager to take full ownership of the ESF contract and develop a plan for the project. As this is a senior level role, we are ideally looking for a ESF Contract Manager that has strong sector specific experience and good knowledge of European Social Fund regulations.
  • 30-month contract with a view to go permanent
  • £35,000 per annum
  • 25 holiday days + statutory

The company are looking for a quality driven and reliable Contract Manager who can lead from the front and support staff to build on ongoing success. As part of this role, you will be managing a team of 6 delivery and support staff to ensure effective delivery as well as a team of 3 subcontractors.

Main responsibilities:
  • Develop and deliver an Implementation plan for the project
  • Proactively lead on performance against funding, outcomes and quality targets
  • Develop processes that are ESF compliant and that meet audit requirements
  • Advise, support and inform partners on contract development, implementation and reporting
  • Managing subcontractor performance; engaging and supporting in developing Early Years programmes that deliver on the project outcomes
  • Working with the Quality Manager to oversee quality audits and observations
  • Strong understanding of European Social Fund regulations, as well as compliance with all funding rules and awarding organisation regulations
  • Monitoring KPI's, including contract performance and quality of delivery
  • Attend standardisation and panel meetings to report on progress and meet with External Verifiers as and when required
  • Building strong client relationships to facilitate opportunities for growth
  • To collect information about project outcomes and successes

Skills and requirements:
  • Commercially minded with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and partners at all levels
  • Strong experience in managing training delivery programmes with a proven track record of success
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Sector
  • Previous experience of European Social Funding
  • A teaching qualification at level 4 or above, PGCE, DTTLS (desirable)
  • Assessment and Internal Verification / Quality Assurance Qualification (A1 / CAVA / V1 / IQA)

For immediate consideration please apply today with an up-to-date CV. If you have not been contacted within 5 days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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