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Added 17th December 2017 – New on the Market – Northampton based and can travel My Highly Successful Business Administration/Generic Assessor who can cover Retail Finance, Customer Service, Management, Team Leading and Business Administration up to Level 3 – Delivers functional skills Level 1 & 2 Exams – manages own diary and works to ensure all KPI’s of seeing learners within time are strictly adhered – Looking for £23k+  To find out more about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email Available asap for interview with 4 weeks notice period

Added 25th Oct 2017  On the market now – North West based with national/international travel, looking for £50k+.  IT Education, which has been my candidate’s career of choice for more than 20 years. Has extensive experience as a senior manager, has led and developed national and international teams of trainers, e-learning designers and assessors in various guises since the late 1990s, and has delivered several high-value training and knowledge transfer projects.  Designed curricula and developed courseware and curriculum materials for many years.  They see themselves as  a combination of technical and creative ability – apart from a wide range of IT certifications, they have a Master’s degree in Linguistics and authored MCSE materials for a well-known American imprint a few years ago. Authoring and developing training programmes is something that suits my candidate very well.

Qualifications include BA (Hons) and MA degrees, together with professional IT qualifications including multiple MCSE certifications, CompTIA Network+ and Security+, and is currently working towards CompTIA Cloud+. My candidate has managed relationships with, and has contacts within, the BCS, Microsoft and CompTIA, and has worked with accreditation bodies including C&G and SkillsFirst.

Extensive experience in delivering IT courses in the classroom and online, and wrote the online instructor manual that was adapted to become the in-house instructor training programme used by the University for Industry (later LearnDirect). Requested personally as the CompTIA CTT+ (Certified Technical Trainer) instructor of choice by Dell Computer EMEA, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, The United Nations Global Logistics Centre, Capita Education and others, and has delivered IT courses to learners from 16-y-o school leavers to late entrants to the IT profession in their middle age.

Apart from CTT+, my candidate holds the C&G Adult and Further Education certificate, the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice and is a Level 3 qualified TAQA assessor and former Microsoft Certified Trainer.  My candidate’s experience as a director in an independent training provider gave him a good understanding of sector skills and funding – worked with the SFA and was a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Employer Ownership of Skills (EOS) committee, and also sat on the GMCC Sector Skills council for IT and Digital.

Open to various roles including: head of training/L&D Manager; learning consultant; IT apprenticeships manager; curriculum owner.

Senior Manager on the market now  – Wigan based £45k+ For the last 15 years she has worked in FE management predominantly in a Local Authority setting, however as an interim position she worked for a large college. As a LA provider they were a Prime contractor which also included managing a large number of sub contractors, and all that goes with that process. Her Service Manager role in the LA predominantly maps across as a Vice Principal/ Principal role in a College.  She is  an experienced lead nominee role under the most recent common inspection framework, and although her route to FE management has been through funding and performance she has a good sound knowledge of Quality assurance. As a L A provider her team delivered Apprenticeships, Traineeships, classroom(functional skills) and non accredited Community Learning. Ideally she is looking for a Senior Manager post in any of these areas – for more information about my candidate please contact me in confidence on 07866625747 / 0161 320 3793

Added 25th October 2017 On the market now – 9 years experience in the Welfare to Work/Skills Sectors Our Impressive and highly successful North East Centre Manager/Business Manager £33k+ Regional/National Travel – Professional and  experienced Training Centre Manager, with a wide spectrum of knowledge and understanding within the Education, Training, and the Commercial  sectors. Recently specialised and operational within the Construction and Engineering industries which includes all Health & Safety mandatory qualifications and certification schemes, which my candidate developed onsite as a HSE/CSCS/CPCS ITC Test and Training Centre from scratch.  Proven success in establishing, developing and  maintaining a portfolio of new business accounts across all sectors.  Experience of delivering high level training projects by providing TNA’s KLP’s, skill scans, training matrix solutions and qualification registrations and establishing  sources for funding.  Able to develop business procedures and  maintain all levels of learner programmes for corporate and private clients across all sectors and contracts. Quality and Audit experience for compliance with SFA/OFSTED and other awarding bodies. On the market now – Level 5 ILM, Teaching qual, Quality and audit specialist for funding and contractors, IOSH H&S vetting Officer, Great IT Skills including Maytas, MI reporting, Genesis, Excel etc.  for a confidential chat about my candidate please call Tina Lacey 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email

October 10th 2017 NorthEast  A Highly Successful Quality and Compliance Manager is on the market now £35k+ Permanent position –  regional role or Homebased – Recently nominated and shortlisted for Inspiring Female Leader and Growth of an SME in Scotland, North East and Yorkshire – getting to the final 5 ! With 2 years experience quality and compliance management and lead IQA and Centre Co-Ordinator she is now looking for an operational management/regional management/director role.  Her skills and experience are in reviewing of process throughout the organisation and to look for quick wins and efficiencies, Staff Wellbeing and training, Setting individual KPIs across the organisation in line with organisation KPIs, Review of and embedding of Performance Reviews for staff and management.

The embedding of an effective CPD system in line with delivery of qualifications; including legislation, embedding a robust organisational plan utilising the SAR/QIP not only to sustain but grow the business.  This was be achieved using strategic planning and both goal and issue based planning.  She ran multiple contracts including Functional Skills, AEB, Apprenticeships and ESF with overall responsibility for Bid writing, Due Diligence across contracts, fronting meetings for new and existing clients and funders.  My candidate is skilled in reducing costs, improving quality, leading new qualification/product introduction, streamlining processes, leading preventive and corrective actions, optimizing systems, managing change, eliminating waste, achieving rapid responses to situations, and generally completing projects on-time and on-budget.  I particularly enjoy working in a nimble, entrepreneurial environment at a growing business. I have received strong, positive feedback as a highly-effective leader and manager. Her previous organisation underwent an OFSTED inspection and was awarded Grade 2.  Liaising with internal and external bodies including members of Sunderland City Council, inspectors and colleagues effectively and was named individually during a team brief as being a key person to help achieve.  In the last 3 months her Company has been included within 2 Ofsted Inspections as part of our Funders inspections and they have been highly commended for our part played and Funders have been awarded Grade 2.  For a confidential chat please contact 0161 320 3793

On the Market Now September 25th 2017 Greater Manchester Based – £55k+ Negotiable – A Proactive and innovative Partnership/Business Development manager who develops successful solutions for private and public sector clients through consultation and networks.  A confident communicator who builds relationships with and influences senior decision-makers among colleagues, customers and partners.  Adept at establishing new services from scratch, engaging critical friends and their technical input. Key skills and achievements include

Lead on customer, stakeholder and delivery partner engagement in England and Wales for Local and national Government clients (most recently the DWP Work and Health Programme in Central England)  Readiness for and entrance into new markets (Pearson into Employability and G4S into Skills, Health commissioners and Wales Employability) including sector/account management, development of marketing materials, creation of new business functions and sales team training. Engaged commissioners through speculative and formal approaches (ie PQQ, ITT, Proposal, Presentation and Commercial Dialogue)

Subject Matter Expert – presented internally and externally at regional and national level on “Welfare Reform”, “Skills for the Unemployed”, “Attracting and Retaining Carers”, “Resolving the Driver Crisis” and “Working with Jobcentre Plus”.  Established and rolled out a suite of 9 new vocational and accredited training programmes across the UK.  Created new solutions to meet training gaps in the Adult Social Care, Logistics, Contact Centre and Taxi sectors and tested models with Sector Skills Councils (Skills for Care, Skills for Logistics and People 1st)   Board and steering group experience includes Talent Match, LEP ESIF Committee, Mental Health Fora, HMP Partnership Board, CCG consultation and Public Health England Employability.  Public contracts secured from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Skills Funding Agency (now ESFA), European Social Fund (ESF), Local Authorities, National Employment Panel and the NHS. Commercial partnerships including Scania and Euro Car Parts.

Roles my candidate is open to include Partnership Manager, Head of Partnerships, Business Development Manager, Head of BD, Head of Employability – for a confidential chat please call me on 0161 320 3793

On the Market Now – September 25th 2017 Milton Keynes based but offers National Travel £50k negotiable – A highly successful and experienced Regional Operations/Supply Chain Manager with a proven track record has been responsible for leading and driving the performance of areas optimizing sustainable job outcomes for many providers.

18 years solid Welfare to Work Sector experience with 10 years previous DWP benefits experience to bring to their next employer.

Skilled in operations management, performance management, performance improvement, people management, project management/Continuous improvement, supply chain management, strategic partnership, public/private partnerships, contract negotiation, business planning and bid implementation.

My candidates knowledge and experience includes Work Choice, Work Programme ESF, SFA, ESPO and Apprenticeship Programmes.  Accountable for payment by results contracts therefore a strong track record of implementing performance improvement in key areas continuously growing and transforming the operation to achieve and exceed challenging contractual targets.  Developed and nurtured strong mutually strategic relationships with stakeholders DWP/Local Authorities/Met Police and National Welsh Assembly to ensure consistency of delivery at Contract Performance Reviews to remain the provider of choice.  My candidate has been accountable for constantly monitoring and managing to grow and improve performance delivering contractual obligations with funding bodes as the prime provider.


 Added 23rd September 2017 –  Apprenticeship Programme Manager NorthWest Based Currently responsible for the design and implementation of Apprenticeship and pre-employment programmes to a range of recognised national clients across multiple sectors.  A reliable, self-assertive and energised Work-Based Learning professional with proven managerial and leadership qualities for over 20 years. Solid, demonstrable experience of leading teams in a demanding fast paced environment that focusses on service delivery and outcomes, ranging from small teams to those over 150. Strong communication skills and an ability to forge excellent working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Proven ability to inspire and engage others to achieve success, utilising latest technology systems. Strong track record of hitting targets and introducing new and improved ways of working, whilst managing and delivering to budgets. Fully qualified both within management and the educational sector, having full-teacher status specialising in mathematics.  Looking for a challenging leading position sought within a progressive, customer-focused company where professional experience and service can be exploited to the full. A high level of commitment offered in return for the opportunity to perform and shine to even more advanced levels. Salary £40k+ for more information about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793 /

7th June Senior Manager on the market now  – Wigan based £45k+  For the last 15 years she has worked in FE management predominantly in a Local Authority setting, however as an interim position she worked for a large college. As a LA provider they were a Prime contractor which included managing a large number of sub contractors, and all the relevant contractual requirements. Her Service Manager role in the LA predominantly maps across as a Vice Principal/ principal role in a College.  She has managed all areas including curriculum, quality and MI and finance. She is  an experienced lead nominee role under the most recent common inspection framework, and although her route to FE management has been through extensive operation experience of management information, funding and performance she also has a good sound knowledge of Quality assurance. As a L A provider her team delivered Apprenticeships, Traineeships, classroom(functional skills) and non accredited Community Learning. Ideally she is looking for a Senior Manager post in any of these areas – for more information about my candidate please contact me in confidence on 07866625747 / 0161 320 3793

Added May 2017 Results driven Cambridgeshire Regional Operations / Sales leader / Performance Manager looking for a new role/career move having spent 10 years with their current employer £40k+

ERSA Award Finalists and Winner – on the market now.  May 2017

Experienced Contract Performance Manager, Transformation Manager and as one of the highest performing business managers between 2011 and 2015 they managed the two top performing teams in the region across 2 delivery sites on the Work Programme, having the highest compliance scoring around quality as recognised by the Prime.

A Dedicated and effective leader my candidate is seeking new professional challenges. Diligently in providing excellence in   professional endeavours and have earned a reputation of integrity, initiative and results-driven work ethic

Assertive and enthusiastic in approach, with extensive knowledge of process optimisation acknowledging the customer interactions and impacts from all perspectives. Lead high volume process change, cost savings and performance efficiency allowing for the adoption of sustainable working practices whilst navigating a complex historic culture.

This in conjunction with the understanding of market conditions, value and non-value adding tasks of is leading to improved operational delivery and unit cost.  Agile in leadership style, inspiring, developing and mentoring colleagues across a multitude of services to embed change, and increase performance.   Looking to excel in an environment full with rapid change, frequent challenges and tight deadlines.  To learn more out more about my candidate please contact me in confidence on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email

Added 6th March 2017 National Partnership Manager on the market now – Scotland based and can cover the UK

My highly skilled and experienced National Partnership Manager is a skills and employability leader with almost 10 years’ experience gained in a top 5, Times Top 100 company. A proven track record in designing and delivering complex, multi-channel programmes in the welfare, employability and skills arena, positively impacting business performance and growth. An expert across all areas of the recruitment life cycle, including sales and business development through to nationwide programme and account management. With a rich background in employer engagement, they have a passion for creating high-quality, valuable relationships and have done so across a broad range of areas, employment sectors and disciplines.  Key Skills;  Programme design and implementation, from concept to delivery, Team Management and all areas of performance management, Business development, Account Management and sales strategy, Strategic partnership development and stakeholder management.My candidate has held remit for UK-wide national management positions for the last 5 years with a proven track record of success from their base in Scotland. Given the changing Scottish employability market, they are seeking a similar level of role that suits their skillset – with an organisation who would be keen to acquire their experience, passion and enthusiasm for remaining in the sector. With the Scottish employability programme approaching, this candidate would be a real asset to any organisation looking to be a force within this market.

Having forged great links within the sports employability/sports charity and third sector throughout their career, they would also be interested in speaking to organisations in this sector looking to grow and develop.  Salary requirements 40-50k although would be willing to speak to organisations that can offer a truly appealing package and defined progression path to further their career.

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Cheshire based – national coverage – looking for £65k+ An experienced senior manager with an outstanding track record in performance improvement, transformation projects and organisational development. With 17 years experience in the Welfare to work sector my candidate is now looking for a challenging mission led role that enables him to influence and achieve goals at an organisational level.  Their current responsibilities include – HR strategy development, organisational policy development, Facilities QA, Risk and Compliance, and Organisational Development Programme.  Conversion of 8 schools to academies, dedicating resources to improve the life chances of pupils, driving efficiency and effectiveness, negotiating with commissioners and leading change management programmes. Managed 3 Work Choice disability contracts with total value of over £10m.  Driving performance improvement to 100% and increased profitability to £2m above budgetary expectation. Created significant life changing work opportunities for customers with mild and moderate disabilities.

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Candidate 11 – South West / Bristol Head of Commercial Business / Senior Leader Looking for £55k+

My highly versatile and motivated leader with 8 years’ experience in the commercial training space is seeking another senior management role with full ownership and accountability for a commercial business unit. Most recently responsible for the end-to-end performance of Commercial Sales and Customer Services Divisions, having delivered £8.1M in revenues (104% growth year-on-year) and £4M EBITDA (135% growth year-on-year) in FY16. Principally driven by the achievement of sustainable growth through the quality leadership and development of proven performers across the business.  Winner of 2 Top Performance Awards – recognition of being in top 5% of performers in the business)  My candidate has a very impressive portfolio of achievements, would you like to find out more ? Available asap for an initial informal chat about potential opportunities