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Employability Manager

Aspiration Training are currently looking to recruit an Employability Manager to work in Birmingham within the Traineeship division. The role is 37.5 hours per week.

Aspiration Training are a leading provider of apprenticeships, pre-employment and distance learning training; specialising in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental, Education and Management. At Aspiration Training our people are our most important resource, we value our people, their commitment and the positive culture they create.

Adult Education
Responsible to
Head of Operations
Friday February 12, 2021
Key duties
  • Provide leadership across Traineeship team to create a culture of high performance
  • Take responsibility for effective communication & engagement of the team including structured calls, meetings and events.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of people management within the team
  • Performance manage all members of the team to deliver outstanding individual and team results including undertaking monthly performance review meetings with direct reports. Ensure relevant action to address under performance and/or non-compliance is taken in a timely manner
  • Support team to ensure learner achieve their qualifications in accordance with agreed targets and timescales.
  • Ensure team deliver high quality teaching, coaching, assessing through blended learning to verify skills, knowledge and competence of learners in line with company, OFSTED and awarding body standards

Please note all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references from the last 3 years before they can commence employment.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Qualifications

  • Full driving licence
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Level 2 English and maths
  • Level 5 in Business related subject
  • Leadership/Management qualification
  • Level 4, Information, Advice and Guidance


  • Proven experience of senior operational leadership.
  • Working knowledge of the Further Education/Training sector
  • Significant people management experience
  • Demonstrable experience of managing P&L, forecasting and budgets
  • Excellent understanding of government and funding body requirements around Adult education and traineeship funding
Skills and behaviours


  • Leadership
  • Coaching and mentoring of team member to improve performance
  • Attention to detail
  • Influencing
  • Organisational skills and a sound attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Budget Management
  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning
  • Planning and organising


  • Positive and engaging
  • Inclusive and supportive
  • Innovative and pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Committed to high levels of customer service
  • Self-motivated and goal orientated
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player with high expectations of self and others
  • Seeks ways of continuous improvement




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