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Traineeship Manager

Responsible for leading and developing a Traineeship team to ensure operational targets and a strong learner experience is consistently delivered.

This role is subject to a contract tender outcome. Contract announcement due January 2021

Responsible to
Head of Adult Education
Wednesday December 9, 2020
Key responsibilities
  • 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
  • Ensure the delivery of operational plans that delivers the sector strategy and objectives
  • Lead team meetings to ensure a robust platform for operational communication
  • Ensure monthly standardisation meetings are undertaken
  • Contribute and present at company and management meetings
  • Lead and contribute to ad-hoc cross sector/function projects to support the delivery of strategic plan
Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience

  • 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

Desirable 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


  • 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 environments
  • Planning and organising
Behavioural competencies
  • 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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