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****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]

8th August 2018  On the market now – from Worcestershire – A highly skilled and successful IQA within Health and Social Care – £27k+ Perm Full Time

Open to opportunities within Housing, Health and social care, Management, Business Admin, Team Leading, Customer Services Cleaning Support Services

Over 25 years occupational competence in the Care Sector working their way up to Joint Registered Care Manager. Able to deliver QCF Diploma to Level 5 Management. Level 3 and 4 advanced learner loan diploma. Delivery of Cleaning and Support Services Level 2

Learner tutorials, Assessment of learner work and Direct observation of learners working practice, Learner sign ups. Invigilation of colleague’s learners undertaking Functional Skills Tests. Completion of all required paperwork. Working in line with awarding body guidelines and alongside EQA.  Qualifications include a residential care manager diploma, IQA Award, Lead IQA Award, NVQ Level 4 RMA, ITQ Level 2, Infection Control Level 2, Medication Level 2, Assessor Award, Nutritional Diploma, Aromatherapy Diploma, Functional Skills Maths/English Level 2.  Do you have an opportunity for an experienced IQA in the Worcestershire area (West Midlands) please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

20th June 2018 *** On the Market now *** A Strong Project Manager with Supervisory and Implementation experience – based in Coventry – can travel – looking for £30k+.

Confident at communicating at all levels of the business, capable of adapting his style for different audiences.  Past experience in a variety of working environments allows to adapt quickly to a new work space. Competent and Extensive experience in using desktop packages, Social Media, Digital Communication, MS Office, Outlook, LPE, LSE, PICS, Maytas, Walled Garden, Cascade, Focal Point, ATLAS and Enlightks.  Ability to quickly learn new systems.  Design and host training to operational staff, stakeholders and supply chain partners on Systems from ATLAS, Maytas, Administrate, LSE, Pearl and Awarding Bodies registration platforms. Providing training to operational staff on quality, compliance, policies and best practise. Lead Internal Auditor of learner files through marking, quality, support notes and learner reports. Over the past 6 years my Impressive candidate has been an Implementation Systems Trainer, Business Manager, Floor Lead, Tutor and IAG Officer. If you have an opportunity you would like to discuss that you feel may suit my candidate please contact Tina Lacey on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

June 19th 2018 ****ON the market Now**** We are representing a proud successful Welfare to Work and Skills Business Manager Wolverhampton based – national travel currently Salary £35k    Responsible for building strategic partner relationships across region including DWP, LEP, Council, Managing multiple contracts across two centres including Adult Skills Budget, CEIAG and Skills. Support for Redundancy. Managing teams including: Sector Specific Tutors, Functional Skills Tutors, Job Coaches, IAG advisors. Partnership Consultants and Admin staff.

Setting and achieving centre Budgets and managing P & L within the centres

  • Managing and leading teams in target driven environments across private and public sectors
  • Full cycle of managing multiple contracts from tendering to delivery including: Apprenticeships, AEB, SSR and CEIAG
  • Experience of working in partnership with local LEP to feedback and influence change
  • Experienced HR and Training Manager with a drive and passion for learning and development
  • Successful and strong Partnership/Relationship Management, with over 20 years’ experience working with large corporate client on a national basis

Key Achievements:

  • Increased performance by 20% in first 2 months as new Centre Manager on AEB Contracts Achieved targets on CEAG and SSR Contracts and secured an additional funding as a direct result.
  • Raised compliance and quality performance across all contracts in line with contract demands
  • Introduced training programs in line with regional demands and build strong working relationships with referral partners.

Do you have an opportunity on the horizon for someone with these impressive skills and experience ? They are available now for an informal chat about potential opportunities, would you like me to set up an informal tele-chat to find out more about this candidate?  Please email [email protected] for more information.

6th June 2018 ***On the market Now*** A highly successful impressive 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” Looking for £35k+ Adult Training / Welfare to Work / FE Colleges – to talk about a potential opportunity you may have for my candidate please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

6th June 2018 ***On the Market Now*** A highly successful ambitious and dedicated trainer, learning support specialist and manager with extensive experience in the business, retail and leisure industries. Looking for £35k+ in the South/South East – happy to cover a national role.  Looking for a role in Operations Management or Learning and Development.  Demonstrates exceptional leadership skills, motivating personnel to exceed personal and company targets within deadlines. Possesses outstanding interpersonal skills, patiently and effectively training a variety of individuals with a diverse range of additional learning needs in a range of subjects. A highly self-motivated professional who actively pursues personal and professional development and possesses a wide range of professional qualifications.  Confidently accepts responsibility and has experience working with numerous leading market retailers. Seeking a challenging new management role which utilises existing skills and provides opportunities for professional development.  For a confidential chat about an opportunity you may for my candidate please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

May 2018 Midlands based Head of Sales/Regional Sales/Regional Operations Manager – A Highly successful sales and operations management professional with over thirteen years’ experience in the education and training industry and a proven track record of managing and motivating both field based sales and operational teams across diverse locations to consistently exceed targets and lead growth in new business areas.

Key Strengths ; Leadership and Management, Maximising Profits, Budgeting and Forecasting, Performance Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Change Management, Relationship Management, Organisation and attention to detail

Key Achievements; Proven leadership skills in managing, developing and motivating both teams and individuals to achieve company objectives, Recruited, trained, coached and mentored a high performing team improving overall revenue growth, Exceeded national 16-18 revenue targets by 25% at P9 in 16/17, Increased Early Years market share to 1 in 6 in 15/16, Increased employer vacancies by 17% over 20 month period – Looking at moving into a new role in the coming months with Education/Work Based Providers – salary expectations circa £45k – National role homebased / East and West Midlands –  Do you need to ignite your sales force with a Head of Sales/Regional Sales Manager ? For a confidential chat please call me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

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]