Adult Education Budget Manager

16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
£49,879 - £56,143 per annum + excellent benefits
03 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.  Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.  This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.

About the Role

The Adult Education Budget is a critical part of how the Combined Authority will support regional growth through its Local Industrial Strategy.  We’re looking for an individual to manage the commissioning and delivery of the £126m adult education budget across the region.  The role involves close working with colleges and training providers to develop the adult education offer to residents. 

You will need to develop strong working relationships with the ESFA and DfE around the national AEB policy and you will need to shape the policy in the region in consultation with local stakeholders. 

Monitoring the impact and performance of the adult education budget at provider and aggregate level will form a key aspect of the role. 

You will need to have a strong understanding of the adult education budget and wider skills policy and funding.  You are likely to have experience of operational or strategic delivery of adult education from either a college, provider or agency perspective.  Equally you will understand how investment in skills can deliver local and regional ambitions around inclusive growth.

In return we offer an exciting opportunity to shape the development of adult education policy for the region.  You will be supported by an experienced team and you will gain experiences in interacting with local stakeholders and national policy makers.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

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 under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer

To view and apply for these opportunities please visit where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 21 June 2019

Interview date: 3 July 2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

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