Apprenticeship & Career Pathway Development Lead
Offering a first class apprenticeship programme with clear progression routes and career paths is one of the most important factors in attracting and retaining employees, this is why Coventry City Council (Top Employer for Schools & College Leavers 2016-17) is looking for an ambitious individual who is able to lead our apprenticeship programme. This exciting post provides the opportunity to manage and embed career pathways at all levels and in all service areas across the Council, and to act as lead advisor for developing and delivering the Council’s apprenticeship programmes which are outstanding, successful and socially inclusive.
If successful, you will be responsible for the implementation of our apprenticeship strategy, identifying and mapping career pathways at all levels, working with managers in service areas across the Council and ensuring that each apprentice has a clear understanding of both their apprenticeship programme and their subsequent career pathways, in line with both the Council’s Talent Management and Apprenticeship Strategies.
• Have knowledge of Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy
Have an understanding of career structures and career planning
Have experience of developing partnerships including those with education and training providers
Experience of leading a team, project or initiative linked to work-based learning
Be able to contribute to the design and delivery of training programme for apprentices and work placement hosts.
Ability to develop effective relationships across the Council and to build rapport, particularly with managers and schools advising where necessary
Ability to carry out presentations to groups of people including school assemblies
Have an Advice & Guidance Qualification at Level 3 or 4 or Experience of Apprenticeships and/or Welfare to Work
Good standard of written English (NVQ 3 or higher)
Have evidence of continuing professional development.
Standard 37 hours
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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Job Description and Person Specification.pdf