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***On the Market Now*** January 2019 £38k+ West Midlands based – An impressive and highly motivated and professional individual with over 17 years’ experience of working in the Employability & Justice sectors. With Over the 8 years proven successful Supply Chain Management experience working within the Justice sector, with the ability to balance the need for effective and supportive relationship management with a business minded approach to quality and performance. Proven track record of procuring and managing supply chain partners that go on to successfully deliver on justice contracts.

 An experienced and effective Supply Chain Manager, managing supply chains of up to 15 partners

  • An effective Relationship Manager
  • Extensive Supply Chain Management within the Justice Sector (HMPPS & NOMS)
  • Mobilising new contracts in line with ISPA’s (Industry Standard Partnership Agreement)
  • Implementing and managing performance management frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience of supply chain procurement and the management of ISPA’s
  • Setting and agreeing key performance indicators
  • Embedding the Merlin standard within Supply Chain Management
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Welfare to Work Programmes, Government and ESF contracts
  • Peripatetic and covering large geographical areas

Open to roles in the Welfare to work industry – Justice, Skills and Employability sectors in a variety of supply chain, relationship or partnership manager roles – Available from 1st Feb 2019

For more information about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / [email protected]

****On the market now***  Wolverhampton based – My candidate is looking for an Operations Manager- Partnerships/supply chain manager – performance manager or contract opportunities

Full Time Permanent – £38k+ Successfully managed a number of contracts from JCP, LSC and DWP and local Authorities, reaching full outcomes and exceeded profit targets. With some contract value`s of £3 million plus annually. Budget planning and responsible for P&L accounts.

  • Implemented rigorous monitoring and quality procedures and systems, leading to outstanding audit results. Support in Merlin and develop supply chain frame work which resulted in being awarded Good standard. Performance manage supply chain to contractual targets and MSL`s  maintaining a position in the top 5 best preforming areas nationally for work programme.  Managed and developed partnerships from third sector organisations to LA`s add value to delivery and meet the needs of customers providing good news stories weekly. My candidate has  excellent contract and performance management skills. Successful operational lead for strategic planning, business growth and implementing of a wide range of Government funded initiatives.  With extensive knowledge of implementing and delivery of Job Centre Plus (JCP), Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and European Social Fund (ESF). Proven track record in team management achieving a national award for performance. They have managed very unique programme`s as well as Prime contracts giving a first class service operating with senior leaders and stakeholders to define and deliver performance targets.  Available immediately.  To have a chat about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793

***On the market Now*** £35k+ Midlands based A highly successful Multi-site Business Manager Available to start August/September 2018 – 10 years in the Employability sector Managing two direct delivery centres, (Including the flagship Birmingham centre).  Driving performance, income and increasing levels of quality in line with corporate framework and ESFA / Ofsted standards.

Adept at motivating staff, providing robust caseload management and continually striving to ensure that the regional team provide an excellent and inspirational environment for learners to achieve their full potential – regardless of their personal circumstances or level of education.

Providing partnership management leadership to ensure that the centre maximises all potential referral and employer engagement opportunities in the region to enable the centre to meet and exceed budget, quality and compliance requirements.

Turned around two under-performing centres and succeeded in meeting all budget targets during first two months of academic year (2017/18) – regularly bringing in approx. £85K funding income per month Successful, motivational leader and manager, leading a team covering a range of funded adult skills contracts. Results focussed, Prides himself on his reputation in the industry and his ability and determination to lead by example.

“Showing passion and commitment is an essential element to my working life; along with my own success I take great pleasure in helping those around me to attain success and reach their goals. I am committed, with a ‘can do’ attitude, and constantly strive to improve by completing further training and by looking for every opportunity to work on my own personal development”

***On the Market Now*** From 25th September – Available to start asap – NorthWest based but can travel nationally  – Looking for an Operations/Corporate mid-senior management position £35k+  A strong Corporate Manager with a proven track record in effective end to end operational management.  Responsible for strategically managing large complex local and International governmental employability initiatives and training programs. Providing a proactive approach to ensure all desired results and milestones are achieved in line within the company’s vision and values. Using a measured approach to implement key improvements to maximise overall performance and revenue streams to support overall business growth. Linking short and long term business planning to core organisational objectives, whilst aligning all key changes within budgetary constraints. Experienced in overseeing a range of corporate functions to drive key business objectives in a unified and methodical approach. A proven background in supporting and developing employees at all levels, resulting in ongoing continuous improvement by enabling local talent and support functions.

Sectors of interest include – Employability & Training, Housing, Probationary/Prison Services – to find out more about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793

***On the market now***  from 25th September 2018 Middlesborough based – but can travel regionally Looking for £33k+  A highly accomplished Senior Manager with extensive experience leading teams, working on multiple, performance based welfare to work contracts across the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, including Youth Contract, Skills Support for Redundancy, NOMS contract and Study Programme.  A natural leader with outstanding project management expertise, strong understanding of funding streams and proven ability to deliver on key objectives including profiling, partnership working, due diligence, contract building quality and compliance.  Currently looking for a new and challenging managerial role in order to utilise and build upon existing competencies. My candidate is used to Identifying, pursuing and developing opportunities for partnership working with organisations based at or working in the North East region,  She has represented her employers at DWP contract monitoring visits, OFSTED Inspections and meetings with other bodies, Developing and implementing delivery/curriculum plans.

Open to opportunities within Skills, Employability, Welfare to Work, Education, Colleges, Local Authority, LEPS, Combined Authority, ESFA) and open to roles eg Head of Employability and Skills, Quality and Compliance Roles, Manager roles in Skills/Employability – for more information about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / [email protected]

***On the market *** From Sept 27th 2018 Versatile and Adaptable Leader, exploring Operations management & Senior head office positions within the East/West Midlands & International: £45,000- £60,000 Permanent/ Consultancy (fixed term contractual) Holds business visa for Saudi Arabia

A skilled and adaptable Operations manager with broad knowledge in operational leadership, multi-site management and business development, gained at International and UK regional levels. Demonstrates co-ordinated problem-solving capabilities allowing projects to meet deadlines, budgets and objectives. Extensive experience in implementing change strategies, with a track record of achieving quickly adopted productivity and efficiency improvements. A tactical thinker with strengths in performance and team management, delivering quantitative and qualitative KPI achievement. Uses effective consultation skills to elicit customer requirements and develop facilitated relationships with partners and team members.  An advocator of operational and service excellence, driving increased performance through a ‘customer first’ approach.

My candidates last role was International Operations Manager – Lead accountable for the strategic and operational direction of a Middle Eastern private sector contractor delivering the Saudi Arabian Government’s flagship Welfare to Work employability programme. Leading and coaching the SMT to regain control and deliver revenue and profit growth, through the planning and execution of a continuous improvement program. My candidates expertise and value proposition, consist of building and mentoring teams, partnering with stakeholders and practitioners to achieve business outcomes and achieving operational efficiencies through sustainable solutions. Specialisms include developing strategies to improve efficiencies and productivities and to drive sales growth through people, performance management and continuous improvement planning..

Recent achievements

  • Achieved Government 1st place performance league table positioning for the 1st half- year 2018 (123%)
  • Achieved the highest Government contractor audit score
  • Achieved the highest Government contractor Leadership & Management audit score
  • Consistently delivered the highest customer employment sustainment conversion among competitors (83%)
  • Grew client business from £10- £14m, distinguishing the UK business as a leader in delivering valuable International consultancy services
  • Restructured and launched a national performance management and evaluation framework, including targeting, budgeting, forecasting and incentive structures

My candidate is a pragmatic and grounded person, who is passionately committed to the delivery of service excellence, whilst remaining focussed on achieving business goals and objectives.

Aug 2018 Northampton based Quality Assurance Manager/Teaching and Learning Manager/Apprenticeship Manager/Curriculum Lead £40k+ package – Our professional, innovative and highly focused teaching and learning manager has broad experience in a range of post 16 education settings, including apprenticeship frameworks and standards, as well as in welfare to work initiatives. In possession of strong leadership skills and with a proven track record of managing a team of internal quality assurers and training delivery staff to achieve performance excellence. Extensive involvement in the enhancement and continuous improvement of learner lead strategies, processes and documentation to ensure audit compliance and maintenance of quality standards. Thorough knowledge of Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework, Awarding Organisation requirements, with an excellent understanding of curriculum planning and experienced in the delivery of level three and four teaching qualifications.

Recent achievements include –

Raised the standard of teaching grades to at least “good” for 92% of trainers through redesign of the observation of teaching, learning and assessment process and the introduction of “learning walks”.

Improved learner journey and streamlined quality assurance across multiple contracts and qualifications through revision, development and implementation of a full range of internal quality processes and policies.

Played an integral role in numerous Ofsted inspections, created self-assessment reports and quality improvement plans driving companywide continuous improvement.

Lead a team of internal quality assurers and teaching staff, resulting in consistent improvements in the quality of delivery and an 80% reduction of learners past end date.

Created innovative training programmes for clients while maintaining and progressing own learner caseload.  Increased pass rates in maths (25%) and English (30%) through implementation of embedded learning and individualised delivery programmes. Promoted from Training Co-Ordinator to Lead IV to Quality Assurance Manager for the last 13 years – seeking a new opportunity to start from September 2018

8th August 2018 – On the market now an East/West Midlands based/regional cover £45k+* Regional Operations Manager* with eight years’ management experience in the retail and welfare to work sector with a first class honours degree in business. Available immediately for interviews, with an immediate start. Continues to progress in career through hard work, dedication and a passion to succeed.  My candidate has been responsible for nine sites across the East and West Midlands, with multiple government contracts. A problem solver who has moved around multiple sites to identify reasons behind under performance and more importantly led and coached a team to resolve these issues and improve performance quickly, whether this is budget, quality, compliance or stakeholder relationships. Leads by example to motivate and influence team to deliver, with a high staff retention in all previous positions, firmly believes people are the key to success.

My Regional Ops manager has an amazing skillset to bring to their new employer –  do you have an opportunity for them on the horizon ? Lets talk  – For more information please call 07866625747/ [email protected]   0161 320 3793

8th August 2018 On the Market now My highly successful “South Wales Mentor / Employment Consultant” Open to Opportunities within the skills and employability sector. £30k+  12 years with her current employer and taking voluntary redundancy – available from September 2018.

Open to opportunities – Careers Advisor / Employment Advisor / Tutor/Trainer / Volunteering & Community Engagement / Partnership Officer / Skills for Life / Offender/Rehabilitation Advisor / Business Development & start-ups / Open minded!

Sector – Welfare to Work / Public Sector / Education & Training / Justice/Rehabilitation / Housing / Sport / Trade Union / Charity.

My candidate has been handing a caseload of customers of up to 150 at its peak.  Depending on economic conditions and personal circumstances, these customers have come from a diverse range of social and economic backgrounds and ages. Previously worked across the South Wales Valleys areas of Merthyr Tydfil, RCT, Bridgend, Caerphilly, and Blaenau Gwent and also worked across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Vast experience and proficient in providing one to one and group mentoring interventions to customers.  Helping individuals to identify and then supporting them to take practical steps to overcome challenges preventing them accessing identified training, employment and volunteering opportunities.

She has implemented models of support and encouragement for customers, empowering, motivating and supporting them to achieve desired goals, building confidence and instilling resilience which drives a purpose to obtain employment and break down any real or perceived barriers. Developed excellent relationships with customers and key stakeholders, networking and forging strong partnership links with external organisations and local employers.  PTLLS, NVQ level 4 in IAG also MAPPA (Multi-agency public protection arrangements) trained.  She also has a Level 2 Award in Supporting Adults and Young People in Essential Skills. Has also achieved a top six placement UK wide for performance and sustainability of her job starts.

For a confidential chat about my amazing candidate and to talk about a potential role you may have – please contact Tina Lacey Recruitment 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 / [email protected]