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Added 12th Feb 2018 ***New On the Market Now ***

A very impressive and successful Customer Development Manager /  Customer Service/Relations/Sales Manager North East / County Durham – can travel £30k+ Their major achievements include – Successfully implemented change management processes that reduced the retention rate leading to £500k extra income –  managed in Sales, Customer Service, Field Based and have direct experience of selling and dealing with key account customers on a national basis, including Sage, Auto Trader and many more – Achieved a record company target of 1.2 million pounds within 6 months by implementing effective sales strategies that can be transferred to your business – – Implemented effective recruitment strategies to hire the world class staff and trained them effectively – Day-to-day management of up to 40 staff members, including weekly and monthly reviews – Managed an outbound dialler in relation to various campaigns on a daily basis – looking for an exciting and challenging role in they can share and utilise their sales, fantastic customer service and communication skills and play a major part in company growth – 1 month’s notice – to find out more about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793

Added 22nd January 2018 – On the Market now – North West Based – £50k – £70k  We are looking to uncover opportunities for a very successful Inspirational National / Regional Operations Manager – Work based learning / FE , Apprenticeships, Business Development, Working with Training Providers, FE, Youth Charities, National lottery.  Our candidate is an experienced Operations Director and Manager with over 30 years’ experience of working within work based learning and education, and the current ‘chair’ of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) Foundation Learning Special Interest Group and a member of the Education Skills Funding Agency / AELP Joint Working Group

A driven leader with a clear purpose to champion engagement, recruitment, achievement, progression and employment for learners and apprentices, through clear communication of strategic objectives, empowering staff to rise to the challenge.  They lead by example and have a proven person centred management style and a track record of motivating a large staff team to get results.

Experienced in the production of strategic and operational plans consistent with the mission and objectives of an organisation, developing new business opportunities and converting them into operational delivery including achievement and positive progression for learners and meeting contractual targets and compliance requirements. Previously worked for a leading national youth charity for over 23 years and extremely passionate about working with young people and adults to ensure they realise their potential.  For a confidential chat about our candidate please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Added 22nd January 2018 – On the market –  An impressive Audit and Compliance Manager £30k+ looking for a Perm/Interim/Contract role  in the East Midlands region.  A forward thinking experienced academic professional possessing the personal drive and ambition to meet the necessary demands of an ever fast and changing sector wide environment. With a proven robust knowledge of the ESFA funding rules and regulations with outstanding quality and financial assurance experience; having been trained by the SFA’s lead auditor for the East Midlands region.  In their last role my candidate was responsible for the management of the Data Team ensuring the timely processing of ILR transactions for both direct and partner subcontracted provision in accordance with contractual requirements. Other duties involved the technical management of MI systems and internal audit procedures, ensuring compliance with ESFA regularity requirements.  Management of the ILR, ESFA submissions and DSAT’s in ensuring ILR data remains validation error free, Prepare and delivery monthly board reports and responsible for driving agreed outputs from the report , Review and development of contractual compliance learner file paperwork, Lead and manage all aspects of ILR compliance including the internal audit programme, Continuous development and delivery of the internal audit service across the business, in line with the Audit and Compliance Strategy.  6 years in compliance management and 15 years altogether in Data/Audit and Compliance roles for various colleges/providers throughout the East Midlands one of which was an Ofsted Grade 1. Available asap.

Added 15th Jan 2018 – On the market now and able to start early March 2018  Merseyside/NorthWest  – my impressive “One to Look Out for” candidate has been one of the highest performing ‘Employer Partnership Coordinators’ on a national basis by building strong relationships with SME’s, Blue Chip organisations, JCP, Specialist providers and internal / external stakeholders.   We are looking for opportunities in Business Development, Sales, Partnership management, Supply Chain, Management, employer engagement, employment advisory £30k+ Negotiable.  Early 2017, they were placed on secondment as ‘WHP Partnerships and Specialists Development Lead’ for the NW region. It was their responsibility to have dialogue and broker agreements with external stakeholders such as Local Authority departments, NHS, Specialist Providers, Health Care providers, LEP members and other various organisations.  One major success being a partnership agreement with NHS.  A passionate, results-driven individual with a highly successful background in Business Development (B2B / B2C) and Relationship Management. Provided successful outcomes and brokered partnership agreements for £42.5M Government contract (Work & Health Programme) with key stakeholders. Possesses a strong understanding of recruitment and client attraction. Ability to influence and implement processes that focus on positive end results for clientele. Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to build and maintain solid relationships. Ability to manage and motivate a highly successful team along with possessing recognised managerial qualifications such as ILM & CIPD.  For more information about my candidate please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Added 10th January 2018 – Soon to be on the market – Available from March 2018 – is An Impressive and Highly successful Operations Manager £45k NorthWest Based – with 10 years in the Welfare to Work sector – 23 years in Retail / Area / Regional Management. Open to operations management/employability/delivery and general management roles – An energetic, innovative and experienced manager with a proven track record in multi-site and single site management, within both the Retail and Welfare to Work sectors. A business graduate and also a management accountant with strong commercial awareness. extensive people management experience and able to use systems effectively to achieve business objectives. An ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines, achieves results via effective team management. A problem solver and performance facilitator, who thrives on challenging performance norms.

My candidates achievements include Consistently worked beyond profit budget, Produced the most profitable office in UK. Developed sites into the highest performing sites in UK, Highest performing offices award -13 Times Winner. Managed one of the largest sites in the UK and contract performance across 7 sites in Greater Manchester.  For a confidential chat about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Added 17th December 2017 – New on the Market – Northampton based and can travel My 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 [email protected] Available asap for interview with 4 weeks notice period

Added 25th Oct 2017  On the market – 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  – 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  – 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 [email protected]

October 10th 2017 NorthEast  A Highly Successful Quality and Compliance Manager is on the market £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 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