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***On the market now*** April 2021

Highly successful and Impressive Business Development/National Account Manager based in Kent with national coverage – looking for £35k with a view to starting a new Business Development role from mid May 2021 – 4 years in current role.

 Day-to-day contact for 60 National Accounts – Levy Apprenticeships across 527 sites. Managing and establishing strong working relationships with key decision makers; Last contract year they were responsible for achieving 250 starts equalling £3.7 million and for this current year to date 190 starts equalling £3.4 million.

Responsible for brokering training solutions; understanding client’s needs and preparing and presenting appropriate solutions in collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners;  Accountable for achieving growth targets for assigned National Accounts, through the expansion of current product take-up and extension into new opportunities e.g. apprenticeship programmes. Responsible for managing concerns and queries from National Accounts; liaising with colleagues and partners in resolving concerns and queries;  Responsible for identifying and engaging with new prospective employers at Director, Managing Director and Operation Manager level. Identifying and establishing relationships with key decision makers and preparing and presenting business proposals to potential new National Accounts;

Previous to this role my candidate was an employer engagement manager for 5 years in Skills and Employability.

Managed the Apprenticeship Programme on behalf of the Council, which had an annual intake of 100 Apprentices.

If you’re looking for a real go-getter to help “grow your business with a passion” contact me today for more details about my candidate.  Available asap for an initial chat.

HEAD OF OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE £40k+ 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

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Feb 2021 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]

January 2021  Experienced Employability/Operations Manager with 11 years sector based experience, my candidate is based in East Anglia and looking for £30k ideally for a business manager/people manager/team manager role in Welfare to Work/Skills and Training sectors. Open to Homebased/Office based.  A dedicated and driven professional with years of experience in the employability Sector with significant management experience. Demonstrates an excellent knowledge of people management, clear examples of exceeding targets both performance and budgets, motivated with a strong passion for excellence through engaging and collaborating with all stakeholders

Skills and Achievements

Management of Contracts and Financial Performance

  • Turnaround a large scale contract improving both delivery and efficiency progressing from loss making to profit in a short timescale
  • Significantly changed delivery model to improve performance and customer service
  • Negotiated with IT, internal delivery teams, external providers and other relevant stakeholders during implementation of new contracts across a large geographical area within strict timescales

Produced management information through a quantifiable report structure which included forecasting, performance and customer satisfaction

Engaged numerous teams to implement and embed new delivery models

Built morale within each team and provided support to develop  Branch Managers

Proven experience and expertise in building, leading and motivating successful teams

Available asap for an initial conversation – Do you have an opportunity for an East of England Employability Ops Manager ?  If yes, please get in touch with Tina on ……

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January 2021

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

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January 2021

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 efficiencyWell 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]

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January 2021

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…

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Bristol based Apprenticeship Coach/Fitness Tutor/ Client Engagement / Training Looking for a role within active leisure / professional teaching / functional skills / learning and teaching £25k-£30k. My impressive candidate is a Fitness tutor leading online training with EAT and CAVA level 3 teaching & assessing qualifications. Experienced professional in delivering training face to face and remotely across a broad spectrum of qualifications and functional skills. Experience at teaching English overseas. Ability to adapt teaching style and delivery to continually drive learner’s progression and personal development. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Experienced at influencing key stake holders with a proven history of exceeding targets. 7 years’ in the training sector. BA Hons degree Fitness and Personal Training

Fitness learner support tutor with experience across Sales, Business Development and Teaching across a range of different apprenticeship pathways.

Looking for exciting new challenge for the New Year
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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 efficiencyWell 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

·     

·         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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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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, looking for ideally £30k basic plus car/allowance and realistic uncapped commission – £50k+ 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]