Apprenticeship Operations Advisor

Recruiter
Colchester Institute
Location
Colchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
14 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Sep 2018
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Colchester Institute is looking for an Apprenticeship Operations Advisor to support the management of operational and quality aspects of apprenticeship/higher apprenticeship provision at Colchester Institute and its Subcontractors, ensuring that the College is at the forefront of work based learning delivery and innovation and operating with the highest of quality standards.

The ideal candidate will have experience of overseeing operational and quality aspects of apprenticeships and will possess good people skills. You will also have a proven ability to influence at all levels and a good overall understanding of apprenticeship provision and approaches to work based learning delivery is required.

You will have a good general educational background to include minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Mathematics and English and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues across the college and within subcontractors.

Job Description

Job Title: Apprenticeship Operations Advisor
Regulated activity: No
Reports to: Head of Apprenticeships
Line management of other staff: No
Grade: £28,370- £30,997 per annum
Based: Colchester

Job Purpose:

This role will support the management of operational and quality aspects of apprenticeship/higher apprenticeship provision at Colchester Institute and its Subcontractors, ensuring that the College is at the forefront of work based learning delivery and innovation and operating with the highest of quality standards.

This is a key role in supporting the College to attain outstanding apprenticeship provision and the post-holder will work closely with managers and staff involved in the day-to-day apprenticeship delivery in order to ensure continuous improvement in operational and quality aspects. The post-holder will also play a lead role in the coordination of, and preparation for, End Point Assessment.

The post-holder will require experience of overseeing operational and quality aspects of apprenticeships and will possess good people skills. A proven ability to influence at all levels is essential. A good overall understanding of apprenticeship provision and approaches to work based learning delivery is required.

The post-holder may be required to undertake other projects as determined by the Head of Apprenticeships.

Main Duties:

  1. To support the management of operational and quality aspects in apprenticeship programmes, ensuring that the highest quality standards and outcomes are achieved.
  2. To work with managers and staff in the Areas and Schools, and with the Quality team, particularly the Quality Enhancement Officer, to support high quality delivery of apprenticeships.
  3. To work with identified Areas to improve student experience, retention and achievement.
  4. To work with staff to embrace innovative approaches using technology to meet the needs of apprentices and employers.
  5. To work in partnership with managers and cross college delivery teams to ensure smooth functioning of apprenticeship provision
  6. To undertake such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of the Colchester Institute provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post
  7. To carry out review meetings with assessors to determine progress of learners and to understand barriers to success.
  8. To monitor and quality assure preparation of learners for End Point Assessment
  9. To co-ordinate the End Point Assessment administration process for the scope of the colleges apprenticeship provision
  10. To support assessors who are preparing to become Independent Assessors in preparation for End Point Assessment
  11. To support all internal and external audits and inspections of apprenticeship delivery To apply the colleges Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policy
  12. To actively promote equality and diversity at all times
  13. To be highly visible within a multidisciplinary working environment to identify and support with employer and apprentice needs, including complaints.
  14. To work with the Quality Enhancement Officer to update the Quality Achievement Report (QAR), whist using the information to drive-up achievement rates and narrow skills gaps.
  15. To support compliance with funding rules, awarding body regulations and organisational policies.
  16. To contribute to the Apprenticeship Quality Improvement Plan and the Self Assessment process.
  17. To attend and give support at Open Events and Information Sessions
  18. To work with Areas and Schools to review apprenticeship delivery models to ensure Colchester Institute is using innovative and new delivery models to improve the learner experience.
  19. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of apprenticeship specifications and to support staff with this knowledge.

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