Head of Adult Learning & Skills

Stafford, Staffordshire
£52,860.00 - £57,056.00 per annum
23 Oct 2020
30 Nov 2020
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Full time permanent
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Flexible hours

Head of Adult Learning & Skills

Salary:  £52,860- £57,056 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

We are looking for a talented professional to lead our Adult Learning & Skills service as part of the Council’s Skills & Employability Team. 

Experience of working in a comparable organisation, college or training provider is required along with both teaching experience and a recognised qualification in this area. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of developing the curriculum for delivering on-line learning programmes. 

Within this role you must be ambitious for our learners, courageous in planning and delivering a modern and digital curriculum and be able to lead and empower our staff to succeed in improving the skills and careers of our residents.

In this role you will lead the planning, commissioning and delivery of our learning & skills provision through our own team and a range of providers. You will also be our designated Safeguarding lead and nominee for Ofsted inspection.

You will also have strong influencing and communication skills and be able to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders and providers, including the Local Enterprise Partnership, to develop the Staffordshire adult learning & skills provider market to meet local employer needs and the County Councils priorities.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: 30th November 2020

For more information about the role please contact: Anthony Baines at anthony.baines@staffordshire.gov.uk

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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