Apprenticeship Head of Excellence

Company
creative process digital
Location
Telecom House, Brighton, BN1 6AF
Salary
Wage: £40,000 - £45,000 subject to skills and experience, 37.5 hours per week.
Posted
05 Apr 2019
Closes
03 May 2019
Ref
Creative Process SMT
Contract Type
Permanent

Creative Process is leading the Greater Brighton digital skills training agenda and growing fast – can you help take us to the next level?

Wage: £40,000 - £45,000 subject to skills and experience, 37.5 hours per week.

The Head of Excellence role offers an opportunity to be a part of our growth and success as we take our business to the next level. Join our team at our large, sunny offices and training centre based close to Brighton station with some of the best views in town.

You will lead on quality, data and funding for our STEM apprenticeship and AEB digital skills training programmes, helping to create an ever more inspirational environment and transformational impact for our clients. 

Key responsibilities

  • Instrumental in ensuring that every learner has a comprehensive induction and outstanding experience, excels in all aspects of their programme and achieves good outcomes.
  • Prime tendering and RoATP, due diligence, digital account apprenticeship levy employers.
  • Leading a culture of excellence by using a range of qualitative and quantitative data to drive operational performance, self-assessment and quality improvement.
  • Learner and employer voice collection and distribution of data, handling concerns and destinations data for all learners.
  • Staff team understanding of the criteria for high quality provision and Ofsted Common Inspection Framework, organising mock audits and internal inspections as appropriate.
  • Data submission to funding bodies ensuring compliant, accurate and timely.
  • Work with the Sales Team to ensure that apprentice registration deadlines are clear and agreed.
  • Quality lead for awarding organisation EQA visits.
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of ESFA, Institute for Apprenticeships and prime provider contractual requirements; as well as current government reforms.
  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including prime contractors and funding bodies.
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Essential

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of OFSTED Inspection requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of preparing and returning funding claims, ESFA / Government Funding and Awarding Organisation funding regulations, systems and audit compliance, to ensure maximisation of funding allocation.
  • Thorough knowledge of Apprenticeship and AEB funding rules including an understanding of the different funding methodologies for apprenticeship standards.
  • Direct experience of apprenticeship contracts and associated compliance paperwork required such as Individual Learner Records.
  • Experience of working within appropriate quality assurance frameworks.
  • Experience of line management including staff appraisals and development.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to seek out solutions to problems.
  • High level of initiative and motivation.
  • Experience of identifying, implementing and monitoring best practice processes.
  • Knowledge of IT and learning technologies.

Desirable

  • Entrepreneurial and innovative approach to finding solutions.   
  • Proven examples of developing positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Experience of Smart Assessor learning software. 
  • Experience of OFSTED and audit inspections.
  • Understanding of STEM apprenticeships and EPA across digital marketing, content producer, software developer, data analyst standards. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality marks such as Matrix.

Benefits

Our success reflects our people; we are passionate about the social impact of our business, creating exciting opportunities for individuals, investing in learning, professional development and innovation on an ongoing basis.

We provide a range of benefits and along with a competitive salary you will be rewarded with 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, contributory pension and professional development opportunities.

As a valued employee, you will have access to flexible and family friendly working hours, working from home days, childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme and much more!

Creative Process

Creative Process supports individuals and employers to develop the digital skills and capabilities they need for the 21st Century. We do this via our digital accelerator and digital apprenticeship programmes that we launched with Government at Apples UK HQ and at i-crossing in Brighton; we were the first to do so in the UK, have a track record of working with some of the world’s best known brands and are the provider of choice for 100s of companies across Sussex.

Applications by email to include CV and cover letter with a maximum of 500 words