Skills Delivery Officer
As Skills Delivery Officer you will work with training providers, colleges and local authorities to ensure they are delivering the skills delivery plan for the region.
The role will ensure high standards of planning and delivery are achieved through the provision of appropriate tools, guidance, advice and support.
What will you be doing?
- ensure projects are delivered in line with the programme specification, and work with partners to support their compliance and submission processes
- compile and suitably present performance information
- monitor and steer the performance of a caseload of providers under the Adult Education Budget (AEB) and other programmes
- assist the Adult Education Manager with advice and insights on performance management arrangements, including growth and underperformance or contractual disputes
- build and manage effective relationships with colleges, local authorities and training providers who deliver AEB
- manage overall performance monitoring arrangements through the effective, monitoring, reporting and administration of programme budgets, targets, objectives and outputs
- monitor provider delivery against anticipated delivery plans and where necessary provide advice on flexibilities to the delivery plan
This is a delivery-focused role that requires someone who can work to set deadlines and has experience of contract management or performance management with a particular focus on compliance. You will be methodical in your approach and be able to manage a number of external stakeholders at any one time.
Our ideal candidate will have current knowledge and understanding of Adult Education Budget funding streams, excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build collaborative and constructive working relationships both externally and internally.
This is a varied role where you will have both planned and unplanned tasks and an agile approach to prioritisation is required.
It is essential that you have intermediate to advanced Excel skills and be comfortable in using and developing dashboards.
About the team
Productivity & Skills, the employment, education and skills arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority is committed to ensuring that every resident can reach their potential and that business growth is accelerated through access to a skilled workforce. We focus on improving skill levels, tackling poor connectivity and increasing employment opportunities. We help more people access high quality training and employment opportunities, increase skills levels in priority growth sectors and create a responsive regional skills system that provides people with the skills to sustain good jobs and careers.
Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.
We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.
If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space. This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications - bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.
We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive a benefits package that includes 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.
Skills Delivery Officer - Role Profile.pdf