As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for positively leading a culture of strong performance and high engagement as well as an environment of continuous improvement amongst all colleagues.
You will work with external stakeholders, partners and employers to develop our apprenticeship offer, whilst ensuring quality improvement measures are embedded that will lead us to outstanding.
This is a high profile and important role within the Group. Reporting to the Group Executive Director for External Partnerships & Skills Development (EPSD), the Director of Apprenticeships will lead the growth and development of all apprenticeship provision across the Group. You will develop meaningful programmes and progression routes for all learners, which meet their needs and the needs of the region’s employers.
At the same time, you will focus on ensuring that we maximise our funding and comply with all funding guidance and regulations.
You will work with other senior colleagues to ensure the curriculum is current, relevant and fit-for-purpose, through engagement with external partners and stakeholders in West and North Yorkshire and East Riding.
You will also deputise for the Group Executive Director EPSD as directed and will be expected to work in a flexible, proactive manner to ensure key objectives are achieved.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has a strong track record of leading substantial apprenticeship provision
- Wants to be with us on our journey to outstanding and building a fantastic culture
- Has significant experience of strategy development and curriculum innovation
- Is a strong networker, able to engage effectively with all stakeholders, and with excellent presentation skills
- Will be committed to our core values
- Salary £55-65k depending on experience and track record
- Generous Annual Leave (50+ days annual leave including bank holidays + Group closure days)
- Great Pension Scheme
- Personal and Professional Development opportunities
- Staff Recognition Awards
- Access to Employee Assistance Programme
The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group came into existence in March 2022. With three established colleges in Castleford, Selby and Wakefield, our aspiration is to be outstanding in everything we do.
We are committed to delivering the skills needed by our local communities and the wider Yorkshire region, to make a positive contribution to the economy and, ultimately, to people’s lives. We already have superb people, strong outcomes, an exceptional learner experience, excellent finances, fantastic facilities, and meaningful partnerships. Through the delivery of our new and ambitious strategic plan, we believe we are in the best position to improve further and be able to deliver on the Government’s skills agenda and regional priorities.
A key to our success is the strength of our apprenticeships provision and we have created a new and innovative role to lead this for our Group – Director of Apprenticeships.
If you wish to apply for this position, then please send a copy of your CV & a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 9th January 2023, 5pm
Longlisting Interviews: Monday 16th January 202
Interview/Assessment Day: Friday 20th January 2023
Organisation: Heart of Yorkshire Education Group
Salary: £55,000-£65,000 per annum depending on experience and track record
Posted date: 09/12/2022
Closing Date: 09/01/2023