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***On the market now*** Senior Level Commercial Director – Head of Client Relationships – Senior Business Development / Employer Engagement with 25 years experience – looking for their next move –  £70k – £100K (base + bonus)  within the Welfare to Work, Adult Skills, Apprenticeships , Health & Wellbeing, Social Welfare sectors on Self Employed Contract Interim/Perm – National or Regional based with national aspirations.

My highly successful candidate is a proven senior level commercial director, B2B client relationship and market growth professional within the adult skills and employment sector. Holding senior level positions with UK and Global multi-million pound outsourced employment and skills providers – running large scale provision of multi-programme public services across people development, health, justice, employability, skills and training.   An authentic and commercially focused Sales Leader and Chartered Marketer with demonstrable experience of successful business development and key account management activity; transforming and building high performing teams from scratch to build substantial sales pipelines; with responsibility for the whole business development, commercial and client account management mix to major national companies and commissioners across the private, public and third sector spaces.

Most recently completing an interim assignment as Head of Client Relationships at specialist consultancy and training firm; working with the CEO to develop the business development and marketing function, building the client proposition and manage key clients. Winning and managing major global brands and public bodies, to achieve market penetration in sectors diverse as Banking, Insurance, Tech, Utilities and Critical National Infrastructure.

Looking for a perm or fixed term role to with providers aspiring to develop their employer engagement / sales teams and grow substantial pipeline activity with key employers on a regional and/or national basis.

For a more “in-depth” PDF profile on my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

***On the Market Now*** October 2020 Warwickshire based Head of MIS & Compliance £40k+ Permanent – open to similar roles for ITPs – national coverage

A highly successful, degree educated, data & business improvement specialist with a wide range of experience in delivering, managing and training quality and compliance practices. A target orientated individual with a commitment to developing consistency and continual improvement in a business environment. Proven leadership skills and excellent, analytical, communication and problem solving skills.

Managing the MIS team, my candidate has been responsible for all MIS, data and compliance within the business across ESFA, ESF and SLC contracts. Applying all their advanced skills and experience in using PICs, OneFile ePortfolio, PDSAT and FRM reports to support and improve the business and all aspects of complete and accurate ILR submissions on a monthly basis.

Key achievements include:

Informed, directed and improved operational and financial performance, strategy and learner progression through suite of data reports for all levels including bespoke reports for CEO and sub-contractors.

Identified areas of development within the existing delivery model through data analysis and provided appropriate and efficient solutions to key stakeholders

External audit lead. Took business from unsatisfactory to satisfactory at PFA audits in 1 year through introduction of robust processes, systems and practices across MIS and operational teams

Restructured, recruited and developed new MIS team of 4

Managed 3 UKPRNs (own and employer providers) including regular data management, ILR submissions, external audits and contract implementation and closure. In total, contract values of circa £7.5 million and included both Levy and Co-Investment.

To find out more about my impressive Head of MIS & Compliance please give me a call on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

#MIS #Compliance #QualityManager #ITP #OntheMarketNow #DataImprovementSpecialist #ContinualImprovement #CareerMove #AvailableNow #CanStartAsap

October 2020
Impressive and highly successful Digital Apprenticeships Trainer, Technical and Software Trainer on the market now Perm role £30k+ Based in Northamptonshire –  cover nationally/remotely
  • Creates & delivers I.T. Apprenticeship content. Able to deliver face to face and online training. An industry recognised Training Consultant accredited via the IITT (LPI).
  • Training professional with over 25 years’ L&D experience. Builds strong business relationships with stakeholders based on trust and integrity. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding presentation, training and facilitation skills.
Training Skills
  • Apprenticeship training & support. Infrastructure Technician (level 3). Network Engineer (level 4). Technical training (solutions and software).
  • Basic Networking and Connectivity. Advanced Networking and Connectivity. Network Fault Finding.
  • Equitrac Express/Office. Streamline NX. Globalscan NX. Device Manager NX. Global Clariti (Global Fleet Management).
            Professional Services Academy (I.T. Skills). Technical Hardware (Ricoh products). Programming and Scripting (SQL, Visual Basic, Basic, Delphi, HTML, CSS).
  • Nontechnical training (Soft skills). Safeguarding. Professional Services Academy. Train the Trainer.  • Certified online trainer (COLF)
Achievements
  • Successfully supported over 50 I.T. Apprentices. Achieved LPI Accreditation for my employer, 3 years consecutively.
  • Designed and delivered the Professional Services Academy. Design and Implement a Pan-European competence-based development program.
  • Lead Software/Solutions Learning Specialist. Team Leader of Technical Learning Specialists (four team members)
My impressive candidate is on the market now and is open to new opportunities  –  Please call me on 0161 320 3793 to arrange a chat with my candidate…
#DigitalApprenticeshipsTrainer #TechnicalTrainer #Technical #Software #OntheMarketNow

*** On the market now *** £70k+ Permanent Full Time Director of Operations – NorthWest Based Strategic leader with significant commercial and operational experience acquired across both public and private sectors.  Specific focus on delivery transformation, driving performance and creating business efficiency.  Well versed in change management driven by corporate evolution, transformation projects and demonstrating the flexibility required to move between new duties and existing responsibilities efficiently and effectively.  Successful track record in energising and motivating people to produce outstanding results.  On the market for a new role within Skills/Employability and in a Partnerships/Business Development or Operational role.

Key Achievements

 

·         Operational Management – Responsible for successful delivery of up to 120 staff across multiple W2W contracts including Work Programme, Work Choice, NDDP, New Deal and Employment Zones

·         Re-engineered several delivery models to drive performance improvement into profitability within 3-6 months

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·         Continuous performance improvement across regional and remote teams including building contract metrics and KPI’s for all job roles

·         Business management and relationship development with key funders, stakeholders and employers, leading to contract renewal and additional business

·         Reputation for delivering contracts ahead of time, troubleshooting failing contracts leading to additional profitability

·         Commercial Management – Developed HR, IT and Estates shared services solutions across large organisation of 1700 staff

·         Developed Quality Assurance mechanisms to manage risk across 23 business delivery units

·         Successfully bid for and delivered over £12m of condition improvement bids across the Trust’s estate

·         Delivered on procurement strategy for multi million-pound catering, utility, cleaning and recruitment contracts

·         Policy development across Trust governance, IT, Safeguarding and HR, including negotiations with Unions

·         Devised and implemented whole-trust marketing and communications strategy

·         Oversaw successful roll-out of GDPR policy architecture and protocols across central Trust and 23 schools

To find out more about my impressive candidate please contact me for a confidential chat on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

#OntheMarketNow #StrategicLeader #Skills #Employability #DirectorOfOperations #WelfareToWork #SuccessfulTrackRecord #SuccessfulProgrammeDelivery

***On the market now*** Senior Level Commercial Director – Head of Client Relationships – Senior Business Development / Employer Engagement with 25 years experience – looking for their next move –  £70k (base + bonus)  within the Welfare to Work, Adult Skills, Apprenticeships , Health & Wellbeing, Social Welfare sectors on Self Employed Contract Interim/Perm – National or Regional based with national aspirations.

My highly successful candidate is a proven senior level commercial director, B2B client relationship and market growth professional within the adult skills and employment sector. Holding senior level positions with UK and Global multi-million pound outsourced employment and skills providers – running large scale provision of multi-programme public services across people development, health, justice, employability, skills and training.   An authentic and commercially focused Sales Leader and Chartered Marketer with demonstrable experience of successful business development and key account management activity; transforming and building high performing teams from scratch to build substantial sales pipelines; with responsibility for the whole business development, commercial and client account management mix to major national companies and commissioners across the private, public and third sector spaces.

Most recently completing an interim assignment as Head of Client Relationships at specialist consultancy and training firm; working with the CEO to develop the business development and marketing function, building the client proposition and manage key clients. Winning and managing major global brands and public bodies, to achieve market penetration in sectors diverse as Banking, Insurance, Tech, Utilities and Critical National Infrastructure.

Looking for a perm or fixed term role to with providers aspiring to develop their employer engagement / sales teams and grow substantial pipeline activity with key employers on a regional and/or national basis.

For a more “in-depth” PDF profile on my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

***On the market now***

A highly successful Retail Regional Trainer/ experienced IQA based in East Yorkshire available asap for Permanent role training/assessing/coaching/IQA  –  My candidate has 14 years experience in retail management and 8 years working for 2 impressive training providers.  An organised and focussed professional with a passion for success and quality.  A proven team player, they have been responsible for leading, recruiting and developing teams of paid and unpaid staff, working towards and often exceeding various KPI’s and targets. Throughout their career they have always strived to improve and progress using my knowledge and experience.

In my candidates last role Retail IQA they were –

Responsible for supporting and developing the current Regional Trainers (RT’s), providing guidance through remote sampling of work, in-field observation and delivery of On-Boarding and any other training required.  Upholding the integrity and quality of each Standard and Framework delivered as well as Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.  Supporting with investigations and performance improvement working alongside Area Managers, People Development Coaches and Learning and Teaching Coaches to ensure feedback is consistent and a consistent approach to the development is followed.  Writing and delivering Standardisation meetings in line with EPA feedback and changes to processes and procedures relating to EPA, Standards and EQA feedback.  Analysing trends in assessment and teaching quality and working with the teams both operational and quality to ensure that feedback and development is identified, planned and completed as required.  Internal Verification of Functional Skills and Framework qualifications in line with EQA Feedback.

To find out more about my candidate please contact me on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

#OntheMarketNow #RetailIQA #RetailTrainerCoach #EastYorkshireBased #NationalCoverage #AvailableAsaptoStart #RetailManagementTrainer

September 2020 *** On the Market Now *** A high achieving Account Director and Strategic EPA Lead with extensive leadership and management experience in managing Key Client Accounts to support both apprenticeship and commercial sector learning.  Based in Lincolnshire – Looking for £55k+ Perm role

  • Ability to analyse and present key data sets for the employer
  • Setting and managing challenging objectives and focus on the desired result
  • Review delivery timescales and curriculum content- qualifications
  • Senior stakeholder relationship management, developing, influencing and negotiating with management at various levels to maximise business expectations – Achieving 127% of new start target Q1 2020

A Proven track record of client relationship management identifying training needs and supporting in multiple apprenticeship standards and utilising Levy spend. Experience in Operational management from business development, individual input into curriculum design to fit the business through to timely delivery, and End point Assessment.  Worked extensively with professional bodies and employer working groups to develop trailblazer standards within General Insurance and Financial Services. Developed internal quality assurance processes and achieved a divisional Ofsted outstanding performance in Financial Services.   Promoted to Head of Financial Services and the Accounts Academy. As senior manager of two high-performing sectors, I managed 47 staff members and oversee circa 1100 learner apprentices. This highly demanding role has required exceptional leadership, communication and organisational skills.

Key Achievements

Achieved Ofsted Grade 2 overall across the group and Ofsted grade 1 with outstanding teaching and learning in Financial Services. Exceeding national average benchmarks in Apprenticeship Success rates (2015-2016 second in the country- 85.4%).   Increased market share year on year as the largest provider of CII qualifications through apprenticeships and have been since joining the company.

To find out more about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 or email [email protected]

#AccountDirector #StrategicEPALead #OntheMarketNow #FinancialServices #BusinessDevelopment #OfstedOutstanding #HighPerformer #AvailableNow

September 2020

***On the market now*** NorthEast Based £35k+Perm Full Time Role,  A highly experienced and successful Work Based Learning Team Leader/Apprenticeship Delivery Manager and qualified assessor with substantial apprenticeship knowledge, organisational management and retail experience across a wide variety of companies. Approachable, friendly and fair. Aim to motivate and inspire people to reach their full potential

My candidate has been responsible for 8 assessors and over 300 apprentices which have a value of approx. £3.4 million. In the last 20 months there has been an increase in starts intake as well as achievement rates, last year bringing in a 335% increase on targeted enrolments.  They have also recruited, trained and developed 5 new assessors, of varying experience, on using systems, understanding funding, quality and audit requirements as well as supporting them with the new processes and procedures that come with the Apprenticeship sector and the ever changing education sector. This overall knowledge and people management skills coupled with their enthusiasm and dedication has improved the overall quality and effectiveness of the Construction Apprenticeship department. Also, as part of their role they have had to adapt, monitor and implement changes as well as forecast and manage budgets for my department.

Their passion, experience and knowledge of the education sector has helped the business to bring in and maintain larger contracts from the industry and developed good employer relationships with the likes of Bellway, The Gateshead Housing Company and Newcastle City Council to name a few.

My candidate has been able to manage diverse mix of qualifications from Hair and Beauty, Horticulture, Dental, Hospitality, Management, Sport, IT, Automotive, Business and Customer Service and so this has further strengthened my wide knowledge and understanding of the different criteria, qualifications and EPA that sit with each sector.

To find out more about my fantastic candidate based in the NorthEast please contact [email protected] 0161 320 3793/07866625747

#Apprenticeshipmanager #DeliveryManager #SuccessfulManager #NorthEast #TrainingProvider #AllDisciplines #OntheMarketNow #AbleToStartasap

September 2020  ***On the Market Now***  looking for ideally £30k basic plus car/allowance and realistic uncapped commission – £50k+

Scotland Based but can cover the North and nationally – Highly successful and impressive Employer Engagement Business Developer/ Sales Professional / National Account Manager who has worked within the skills sector for over 4 years,  They have demonstrated history of working successfully to a high standard across multiple sectors including: Finance, Retail, Recruitment, Learning and Development and the Motor Trade. Passionate individual who is results driven who prides themselves on meeting financial monthly and quarterly targets.  Customer focused individual with proven ability to build excellent working relationships with internal and external clients.  Proud to offer a consultative and solution driven person whilst maintaining strong morals and a hardworking and motivational philosophy.

NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER for a  Well known National Construction Training Provider since 2016 where my candidate has built up a client based from scratch using a referral-based system across the UK to provide training opportunities to organisations in the Construction and Property Maintenance industry.

Negotiated Apprenticeship sales between £5k and £12k per student including Level 3 Business Administration, Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision and Level 4 Construction Site Supervision. Consistently met target month to month over the 4 years. The financial value of these targets would range between of £270k to £300k per quarter.

  • Identifying and securing opportunities in apprenticeship and NVQ training for both Apprenticeship Levy paying clients and Non Levy clients in the construction industry
  • Account Management – ensuring existing clients are satisfied and identifying opportunities for upskilling and upselling
  • National Field Sales – Engaging with prospects across the UK with a particular focus on Essex, Kent and London
  • Advising on grants and funding opportunities available to clients and prospects

#BusinessDeveloper #Construction #HighAchiever #AccountManager #OntheMarketNow – To find out more about my National Account Manager – please give me a call 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747 / [email protected]

September 2020 ***On the Market Now*** North East based / Remote support too – available from 30th October 2020 Impressive Skills Coach in Project Management and Business Analysis – Ex IT Delivery Project / Programme Manager

Open to skills coach roles – Project Management Skills Coach – level 4 to level 6 £35k-£42k dep on programme, or open to Project Management roles.  Successful and supportive Coach/Mentor and experienced IT professional, specialising in Project Management.  Excellent people and communication skills, with the ability to quickly build rapport and coach people across all walks of life.

Able to think logically, analytically and focus on key issues with a high attention to detail, coupled with strong self-motivation and drive for results. They are very much a team player with a positive desire and willingness to get the job done, whilst supporting and encouraging their peers. Complementing their chosen professional career, they have also volunteered as a workplace Health and Wellbeing Advocate, Fire Marshall, an Approved Listener and have also volunteered on numerous occasions in her own personal time for several charities.

Their last role involved managing a large successful caseload of professional learners, offering guidance and support for all aspects of the Level 4 Project Manager and Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship programmes. The vast majority of learners who completed their qualification achieved either a Merit or Distinction grade.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • APMG Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner – AgilePM(R)             (results pending)
  • APM Fundamentals of Project Management (PFQ)                                                       (results pending)
  • BCS ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • APMG Change Management Foundation Certificate
  • Coaching for Results (CMI Approved Training)
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management v4
  • Prince2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management
  • CAVA 301: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis
  • Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)
  • Higher Education Foundation Certificate: Psychology (Merit)

To find out more about my Project Management Skills Coach please contact me on 0161 320 3793 #SkillsCoach #ProjectManagement #Training #Mentoring #Level4 #Level6 #OntheMarketNow #CandidateAvailable #LookWhoWeHave

September 2020 ***On the market now*** London based however will relocate for the right role £45k+ Commission – Senior Account Manager/Senior Business Development Manager/Head of Business Development/Client Relationship Manager/Key Account Manager – Apprenticeships/Skills/FE Sectors

An impressive, highly successful and experienced, adaptable and motivated professional with a proven track record in managing and developing teams of up to 65 people. Implemented over 25 new business solutions across a multitude of sectors and industries, as well as executing on-boarding, talent and training programmes to national and international organisations. A versatile, proactive and analytical decision maker with excellent communication skills and networking ability, now seeking a new challenge in a forward-thinking organisation.

  • Key Achievements have included;
  • Successful delivery of training solutions to a global engineering organisation who were failing to meet targets and budget spend. Grew business committed spend from £40,000 per annum to over £500,000 in 6 months. Leading to an increase in spend by 140% within the next 18 months. Achieved through Training Needs Analysis and stakeholder engagement of all seniorities.
  • Led and managed the implementation of Apprenticeship Levy funded programmes across several large national and international organisations achieved by consulting the business and key stakeholders during all stages from concept through to execution and onward management.
  • Supported their Civil Service Learning Team by running a session to discuss a Masters level apprenticeship programme to one of their Government Departments which resulted in a 200% uptake in interest to enrol on programme than initially anticipated on the Client side resulting in £1.6 Million committed spend over two years.

KEY SKILLS

  • Leadership and team management – Effectively leading multiple teams in both overseas and UK strategic operations.
  • Relationship development – Involving effective listening, analytical thinking and delivery of timely solutions, using project management methodology.
  • Negotiation – ability to influence and liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Outstanding organisation, interpersonal and management skills due to experience in training, developing and motivating multiple concurrent teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective decision maker – ensuring critical decisions are made by highlighting issues, escalating appropriately and mitigating risks to teams and individuals within challenging timescales.
  • Problem Solving – Often seen as the ‘go-to’ to get resolutions, my analytical approach drives results for all stakeholders

To find out more about my candidate and to arrange an informal confidential chat with them please contact me on

#SeniorAccountManager #SeniorBusinessDevelopmentManager #HeadofBusinessDevelopment #ClientRelationshipManager #KeyAccountManager – #Apprenticeships/Skills/FE Sectors #OnTheMarketNow #Availableasap #ConfidentialInformalChat #ImpressiveBusinessDeveloper #ApprenticeshipSales #Growth #FESector

September 2020 Manchester based but can travel nationally –  A highly successful Partnership Operations/Operational Regional Manager/Director roles circa £48k

My candidate is a highly driven, motivated and versatile Operations Manager, with the added skills and abilities working within an Internal Verifier and Training Area Management positions. Through their career they have gained a wealth of knowledge around team building, exceeding KPI’s, monitoring statistical information and proactively responding as needed, combined with robust stakeholder cohesions.  They follow a strict learner centred approach and can relate problems as opportunities.

Over 17 years in the training and skills sectors

Their last role they held full accountability to manage a team of Learning Mentors and Training Consultants in Accountancy at AAT and ACCA Level. As well as Sales Executive L4, I held full responsibilities for recruitment, team development, monthly caseload reviews, performance management building new sales and clients and contributions to the company’s SAR and QIP development, along with managing an e-portfolio and be-spoke systems whilst working in very close cohesion with all quality colleagues, and external partners / contacts. They changed direction, mind-set and planned strategies which were being followed through, as well as starting their own Accountancy classes and saving the company over 100k on sub-contract fees. In March 2020 they helped gain for the company their first award at the Apprenticeship awards for accountancy and finance.

With experience of delivery account management, Area manager and IQA supporting and managing teams delivering Team Leading, Management Level 5, Hospitality, Human Resources, Project Management, Customer Service and Business Admin to level 4.  They had full internal quality assurance duties across the team, SAR & QIP implementation, maintaining all management and quality reports along with monthly one to one caseload reviews, managing all stakeholders’ expectations and ensuring robust assessment practices were maintained across the team through strict IQA standardisations & robust team cohesions.

To find out more about how my candidate can help your business please contact me on

#OperationsManager #OntheMarketNow #Successful #Impressive #Skills #Employability #SeniorManager #Director #NorthBasedCanTravel #Apprenticeships

August 2020

***On the Market Now*** HEAD OF OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE £45k+ West Midlands based – Adult Education/Third Sector, Colleges

Commercially astute Operations, Performance and Contract manager, with a passion for results, satisfaction and quality. Over 17 years KPI and results driven leadership experience across multiple sectors, including Government and LA funded contracts, with a quantifiable history of exceeding contract growth targets and increasing performance across multi-million pound national contracts, achieving the strategic organic growth plans set in line with Senior Executives.

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Initiated a LFL increase in income of 412% across the 18/19 academic year, and currently running at an increase on those figures of 285% for 19/20
  • Creation, implementation and management of a delivery plan that saw the value of contracts awarded increased by up to 600%
  • Led the business to a 0.8% error rate in its first full financial ESFA compliance audit, resulting in no financial penalty
  • Sole Nominee for the businesses only Ofsted visit, steering the company to the second highest grade attainable after less than a year in post
  • Full Contract, Performance and Financial responsibility for all ESF / ESFA funded contracts, as well as all Commercial delivery, across all geographic locations
  • Full accountability for multi-million pound contracts across multiple funders
  • Accountable for up to 100 staff, and all delivery partners
  • Responsibility for all relationships with WMCA/ESF/ESFA and other funders
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation and overall management of all new projects, with a focus on business improvement projects
  • Strategic partnership engagement and partnership management
  • Working alongside the MD to shape and realise organisational strategy, including identifying opportunities for organic growth/acquisitions and all associated SLA/NDA agreements
  • Lead a team of managers to deliver both Prime and Sub-Contracts across several regions
  • Bid writing and tender support and preparation

To find out more about my impressive Head of Operations & Performance Manager please contact me on 0161 320 3793

#HeadofOperations #Performance #Skills #Employability #OntheMarketNow #CareerMove #AvailableNow

July 2020

***On the Market Now***  Loughborough based – A highly motivated, commercially aware, professional Senior Business Development Manager with over 8 years experience within the educational sector, capable of working autonomously whilst also having the ability to lead and motivate a team to succeed, with an ability to offer a consultative approach to all customers and offer winning solutions. Personable and energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for writing anddelivering strategic plans, always maintaining high levels of customer service. Offering excellent people management and first class organisational skills.  Open to roles within Business Development/Sales – salary of £40k+ can travel nationally.  Open to Sectors – IT, educational software (e-learning), technology, education, SaaS

Now seeking a new, exciting and challenging role with a commercially focused and forward thinking organisation that can offer career development and growth.

Key achievements –

  • Currently managing a team of business development managers to maintain over   600 accounts with an annual income of £5m
  • Managing multiple key accounts with an individual value of £200k
  • Fully committed towards working to target driven KPI’swith a 100% track record of achievement
  • Generated new business with well-known branded national organisations with an average individual value of £150k
  • Experience of developing national and regional business development plans across a range of products and servicesCapable of engaging with internal/external customers and stakeholders at the highest level
  • Experience of managing a team of business development managers, setting KPI’s, completing appraisals, coaching and mentoring
  • Generated new business with levy paying organisations across apprenticeships, qualifications and also consultative bespoke educational products and services
  • Consultative sales approach providing customers with key focused solutions
  • Goal setting and sales forecasting with team members
  • Strong product knowledge of educational e-learning platforms, including design, marketing and customer implementation
  • Highly motivated individual capable of generating high volume of quality leads with key decision makers and Key lead of client acquisition and retention planning.

My candidate also spent (11 years) in the Royal Navy  

  • Constantly motivated others whilst in difficult and demanding conditions. Provided 1000 men and women with three nutritionally balanced meals a day on a tight budget, ensuring limited wastage, in difficult environments.  Served on various Royal Naval ships including HMS Illustrious, HMS Liverpool, HMS Invincible and HMS Gloucester.

To find out more about my candidate please contact Tina on  0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

July 2020

North West Based– regional/national cover £45k-£50k Perm  Apprenticeships/Welfare to Work open to Key Account Manager/Business Development Manager/Account Director/Team Manager roles  – available for immediate interview and start

A successful, creative and commercially aware Manager with vast experience in all respects of Apprenticeships and Welfare to Work. Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team. A patient and effective communicator at all levels and strong promoter of the importance of customer care. Able to prioritise and manage time and work load. First class knowledge of sales processes including sales planning, objection handling, questioning techniques and values statements coupled with as though understanding of solution selling. Many years of sector experience with advance knowledge around ESFA funding and new Levy protocols.  Worked on majority of standards including Management, Generic, financial services, AAT, Property Services, Care, IT, project management and childcare.

My candidates last role :

  • Smashing the quarterly target of £100k revenue
  • Worked on £4 million public & private sector contracts with national employers and local authorities.
  • Working alongside the executive team to assist with the growth strategy by building pipeline with new Levy and SME organisations
  • Averaging 50 starts per month from new and existing employers
  • Writing Dynamic Purchasing System in preparation for Tenders. Assisting with the writing of tenders by working closely with other departments
  • Obtaining Tenders and implementing Apprenticeship programmes within the organisation.
  • Building relationships with Levy Employers to give them a training solution utilising their Levy to the maximum
  • Delivery marketing campaigns for new to market and existing apprenticeships

Will you soon have a need for a dynamic business developer to support your sales and business development strategy? #OnTheMarketNow #LevyEmployers #SeniorSalesManager #EmployerEngagementManager #Sales #BusinessDevelopment

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

July 2020

On the market now Head of Operations, Operations Director, Head of Quality, Senior Management, Midlands Based – national travel

20 years experience within the skills and employability sectors, leading high performing departments, delivering commissioner and customer satisfaction and financial success.   Looking for Perm FT £60k+bens car allowance with 20 years’ experience across the whole spectrum of funded provision in the employability, skills and welfare to work sectors. Effective operational and quality leader with experience of working at a senior level in both areas.  Passionate about driving strong performance that supports and facilitates change for the service recipient.  A people developer with a keen focus on customer service and getting it right first time.  A committed and dedicated individual who thrives on challenge and works extremely well under pressure.

Due to complete a Masters Degree in Business Administration in June 2021 through Aston Business School – modules completed to date:

Finance, Strategy, Creating Customer Value (Marketing), Leading Complex Organisations, Organisational Behaviour – remaining modules: Advanced Strategy, Designing and Managing Operations Systems and Processes.

Key Achievements include;

  • Successfully delivering significant upturns in performance on numerous contracts, including most recently July 2016 and January 2017 to prevent loss of contract, significantly reducing organisational and commissioner reputational risk maintained consistently above target performance from that point onwards
  • Development of successful operating models, including IT systems solutions, MI dashboards and reporting
  • Achieving all financial targets across a three year programme, exceeding profit margin targets through efficient delivery without impact on quality and performance
  • Building a wide network of voluntary, social and community groups to offer access to a large population of hard to help individuals accessing health and social care services

Responsibilities:

  • Operational leadership and performance management of team of managers, supply chain partners and 500 plus remote workers, including transformational change
  • Financial forecasting and budgetary responsibility for £3million per annum contract
  • Demonstration of value for money and efficiencies
  • Key stakeholder relationship management with Care Quality Commission, influencing programme change and priorities
  • Strategic programme development and identification of opportunities for growth
  • Trend analysis ,performance, risk management, continuous improvement activities
  • Ensuring quality delivery of programme, recruitment, training and deployment of a diverse workforce and ongoing engagement to improve a people focused approach to well-being and involvement
  • Setting up networks of communication using social media to support gathering of intelligence from diverse workforce and partner organisations across England
  • Working with internal teams to meet governance requirements for finance, quality and assurance and tender submission activities

To find out more about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793

#HeadOfOperations #OperationsDirector #HeadofQuality #SeniorManagement #MidlandsBased #Skills #WelfareToWork #Candidate #OnTheMarketNow

July 2020

On the market now £38k+  Learning & Development Lead/Senior HR Manager/People Partner/HR Business Partner CIPD Level 5, NorthWest based

An inspirational leader who unlocks performance capability through owning and shaping leadership development across the business to improve efficiency, productivity and service. An ability to implement programmes that enhance a variety of skills, providing diagnostic tools and techniques to help leaders, managers, and teams achieve high performance. A great communicator and influencer who puts people at the heart of everything and establishes great working relationships across all levels of the business

Key achievements

Workshop design and delivery including Career Conversations, Feedback, Coaching, Confidence & Engagement EVP.

Digital training needs analysis with subsequent training including Microsoft 365, MRI, Gold vision, Exchequer.

Next Generation development initiative.

Mentoring programme.

Implementation of new appraisal process, how to asses KPI’s, PDP’s, CDP’s, with PDR approach.

 Driven by achieving improvements for the business by inspiring great performance

  • Proven track record of increased efficiency and morale within large teams
  • Change management delivery through directional leadership, engagement, focus, collaborative working.
  • Tenacity to overcome obstacles
  • Key strengths – empathy, excellent communication, honesty & integrity
  • Next role would be to inspire, motivate and lead teams to success, overseeing employee cycle from onboarding, retention, growth.

To find out more about my candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 / [email protected]

July 2020

Quality Manager / Apprenticeships/Operations Manager

£36k+ based in Cheshire and able to cover the NorthWest and Yorkshire – open to Employer providers, colleges, private training providers

A hard working and dependable individual that enjoys working in a collaborative environment and is able to work independently. Energetic, motivated and dynamic with a high degree of professionalism that reflects skills, ethics and knowledge gained through experiences. Strong attention to detail with analytic and enquiring mindset, adaptability and an ability to take initiative, communicate and problem solve.  Able to develop standards, engage with employers and ensure delivery is fit for purpose.

My candidates last role included;

  • Responsible for the strategy of overhauling existing curriculum to ensure the offer is fit for purpose
  • Proactively building relationships with employers to understand their needs and developing bespoke courses which are of the right quality, industry led and of benefit to both the employer and learner
  • Working closely with employers to develop standards and which wider soft skills are needed within the qualification, ensuring health and safety is in place at all times
  • Implementing business plans across all new curriculum on intent, implementation and impact
  • Working with tutors to ensure they are fully competent and qualified and ensuring the team is Ofsted ready and all key requirements are met
  • Responsible for all tutor’s and the compliance team, carrying out one to ones, ensuring learners are on track and working with the tutors’ to implement action plans to ensure learners complete on time.
  • Ensuring IQA of learners has been completed timely and allocated to the IQA’s based on the sampling plan agreed.
  • Carrying out regular standardisations meetings for all subject delivered.

Through a review of current processes and procedures my candidate implemented new processes and procedures, ensuring learners achieved in a timely manner.

Ofsted nominee and designated safeguarding officer.

They have also been involved in curriculum development and business skills assessing and coaching to level 4 in Business and professional Administration apprenticeships.

Available asap for interview and start – Please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793 asap

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***On the market now*** £50k+ negotiable on role. South of England based. Will work London / Nationally. Will consider relocation.

Manager / Snr Manager level  – Contract and Supply Chain Quality/Compliance, Supply Chain, Operations, Performance/Continuous Improvement – with over 20 years successful experience in Employability, Welfare to work, Skills and Recruitment.

An effective and driven Senior Manager experienced in developing and embedding Quality Management Systems and National Quality and Performance Frameworks across contracts within the learning and welfare sectors. They have managed multiple high value ESF, SFA and DWP contracts and developed delivery strategies across supply chains within the UK, project managing mobilisation and change across service delivery and operations. Creative in their approach to leading change through people with a natural engaging style as both a manager and facilitator in addition to being highly analytical and methodical when establishing root cause and implementing processes. Competent and thrives when working with teams to create high levels of engagement and satisfaction through quality service delivery and in creating high performing cultures where team members and subcontracted provision feel empowered and supported. Personable, passionate, a leader, team player and self-starter who recognises the bigger picture, with a clear focus on identifying and delivering solutions.

Achievements include;

As a member of the Senior Management Team in their last role, they were responsible for the operations management, delivery, performance and continuous improvement of 3 DWP/ESF Contracts across Central and West London. Working as a member of the ESF Senior Management Team, they were responsible for the design, development and implementation of the National Quality Framework across 5 DWP/ESF contracts with combined value of £15M. Designing, developing and implementing the quality strategy Nationally and embedding across 25 suppliers.

To find out more about my impressive candidate please contact Tina on 0161 320 3793