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4th May 2018 On the market now an experienced Commercial Business Manager / Apprenticeship Team Leader £35k+ Manchester area – We have an Apprenticeship, Skills Sector and Welfare to Work professional with significant experience in Apprenticeship Programmes within the education and corporate sectors, funding and frameworks / Standards and employment and developing new sector strategies. In one academy alone they contributed to growing to 300+ Learners within a 13-month period. Proven track record of developing strong relationships with both public sector and corporate employers and maintaining full account management.  Excellent knowledge of the Apprenticeship Levy & Reforms including creating Levy Strategies, both internally and externally, DAS account and mapping internal training to new Standards – looking for a Business Development Manager or Commercial Business Manager role – for more information please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / [email protected]

26th April 2018  ***On the market now*** Nottinghamshire area £30k-£35k Permanent role – Performance Manager/ Area Manager/ Operations/ Lead/ Office / Business Manager/ ES Manager –   An experienced manager with excellent coaching and development skills, with substantial experience in recruitment and welfare services. A conscientious worker with excellent communication skills applied to motivating teams and driving performance to achieve personal and collective goals. A positive individual with experience of working within the public, private, and voluntary sector. Ability to build and maintain new and existing relationships, loyal and hardworking individual with a strong desire to succeed, A competitive self-motivator with a keen eye for detail who thrives on a challenge. A continual developer and someone who is always keen to undertake new training incentives, loyal and ethical individual both professionally and personally, An experienced individual in Business Development and growth, performance management, office management, turning around underperforming contracts, as well as working with the hardest to reach groups, including many transferable skills across all sectors.  Recent achievements and responsibilities have included Developing a high quality and professional Tutor team nationally operating at a minimum Ofsted/Estyn/Education Scotland, Grade 2 “Good” OTL standard ensuring CPD and personal development meets business and inspection standards – for more information about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

26th April 2018
*** On the market now*** Looking for £35k+ A Birmingham based A highly skilled and knowledgeable careers professional with over 8 years’ experience working across a range of sectors including; Community, Further and Higher Education faculties, Employers, Department of Work and Pensions and a variety of custodial estates in the West Midlands. Regarded by clients as someone who is passionate about progression and people. Recognised for being able to build rapport and develop relationships whilst always ensuring the clients’ interests are at the heart of any career intervention. Qualified to ILM 4 and can deliver 6.
Experience includes working with clients on a one to one and group basis to encourage individuals to take up either/or a combination of education, volunteering and work placements.
Consistently produce high quality individual career interventions and supported with detailed action plans relevant to the client’s agreed needs. This is underpinned with outstanding grades for the annual career guidance assessment. Able to design & deliver bespoke workshops to support clients with their career choices ensuring they remain in control of any decisions they make. This is complemented by liaising with Heads of Learning & Skills and other agencies in prisons to organise employment events and source relevant employers and agencies to attend. Through employer and third party engagement, they have helped and supported 1000 offenders over a period of 8 months to access a range of activities to help with rehabilitation and gaining up to date employment skills and knowledge. Recognised for their work by receiving a Pride of Prospects Award twice !!

17th April 2018 ***On the Market Now*** Doncaster based – A truly energetic, motivated and highly dynamic IQA, assessor and trainer within the education and development sector. Expertise in teaching and learning developed over 19 years in roles such as registered nurse, lecturer, NVQ assessor, trainer and key skills/functional skills tutor.  Educated to level 6 with various qualifications in learning and development and health and social care – looking for a homebased role/Yorkshire £25k+ Assessing, Internal Quality Assurance, End Point Assessment – for more information please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793

***12th April 2018 ***On the market now*** For a Permanent/Interim/Contract role – A highly successful well respected experienced senior leader within our sector, with a track record of making a difference, by developing and delivering social impact services. They are looking to work with a team of likeminded people to do great things together. They remain committed to delivering social change at scale, in increasingly challenging times. On the market for interim, permanent or project-based stuff at the moment. Permanent package target upwards of £90k and Day rate for contract between £750 and £1000.

Their last role was a board level role with one of the largest education providers in the UK – with a specific remit to support the turnaround of two failing independent training providers.
Restructured the commercial growth function, encompassing sales, marketing, communications and public and commercial bidding following several years of underperformance, developed and implemented effective operational processes in each function, including – for the first time – clear targeting, reporting and measurement of ROI; refreshed talent to raise performance and create a values-led culture; developed a £500m pipeline and established clear capture plans for key targets, led the refreshed bid team to their first successes in 18 months, developed a market-leading new model for prison education and led a turn-around in the performance of the restructured apprenticeship sales team, worked with board colleagues to assess the position and prospects of the businesses, and develop future strategy. Following detailed analysis of business performance, financial forecast and market conditions, developed a set of radical proposals to turnaround the providers – including redefining their purpose and vision, service and product mix and organisational structure – to make them fit for purpose. With over 10 years dedicated to our sector with outstanding achievements including multiple contract wins including Flexible New Deal as Head of Business Development in 2007 to Operations Director in 2011 where they were responsible for 70 sites in 13 local authorities, through front-line workforce of over 300 delivering mainstream employment support helping 50,— people into employment and 10,000 more overcome significant barriers. They designed and developed a vision for the DWP Work Programme – this included developing key aspects of that model, the employer offer, supply chain contracting and management. To find out more about my candidate – please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

Added 27th March 2018 ***On the market Now*** West Midlands Based Highly success Quality and Compliance Manager –
A senior level manager with over 25 years’ experience in operational, quality control and process management. Passionate about driving business performance and improvement through total quality management techniques and processes. Highly adaptable, diligent and conscientious with a proven ability to consistently achieve objectives through organisational talent, attention to detail and meticulous review. Experienced in a wide range of business environments, successful in handling multiple demands and contracts concurrently, determining priorities and consistently making sound decisions in fast-paced environments. Looking for a position in either quality management with a focus on audits, complaint resolution and contract compliance or an operational role focussed on Project Management.

Key Achievements:
• Responsible for successful validation of income worth £25m per annum with clawback totalling less than 2% over a 9-year period
• Successfully managed ISO accreditation over a 9-year period with 0% non-conformities
• Key player in supporting a business to achieve a 3-star rating leading to a second-place finish in The Times 100 Best Companies to Work for
• Supported the successful implementation of multiple contracts both locally and nationally, followed by leading on contract review processes
• Took the lead in a business wide review which resulted in safeguarding £50m worth of income
• Designed and implemented a companywide review document highlighted as a key strength by ISO, IIP & Ofsted

Areas of Expertise:
Strategic Planning / Multi Project Management / Continuous Improvement / Operational Management / Data Analysis / Quality Systems Management / Cost Benefit Analysis / ISO Compliance / Project Management / Process Engineering / Regulatory Compliance / Complaint Resolution / Partnership Management / Ofsted Improvement

Added 23rd March 2018 ***NorthWest based*** Highly experienced L&D professional who is seeking to join an apprentice training provider – £30k+ – on the market now.
Recent experience of co-ordinating training needs for 8,500 employees at BAE Systems, and previous projects in Cheshire Constabulary, GMP, NHS, a large charity, and a European engineering business. My candidate has implemented organizational change projects, designed/delivered management and soft skills training along with coaching. He has been introducing e-Learning in 4 organisations, and ILM/NVQ programmes.
Through his commercial acumen, he single-handedly established employability skills training contracts across Greater Manchester Job Centres, and Providers, delivering the training for 3 years including qualification courses.

Passionate about developing people, he engages learners, and challenges their thinking so they apply the learning. He is a keen advocate of effective online and blended learning solutions.

Now seeking to transfer his skills / experience into a training provider to deliver management or customer service qualifications. He is keen to help grow their business through great stakeholder management, and effective engagement with apprentices. My candidate is CIPD & CTLLS accredited, with a current DBS certificate – to find out more about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / [email protected]

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 –  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.