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Adult Learning Service Manager - Part Time

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I have a vacancy for an Adult Learning Service Manager in the East of England, part time (2.5/3 days per week)

The Adult Learning Service Manager will lead an ambitious strategic plan for the Adult Learning Service which supports the Council's strategy for inclusive economic growth. The ALS Manager will identify future community and business learning needs and will lead on securing commissioned adult learning provision delivered by a network of providers. A significant part of the post holder's work will take place across the County, meeting with the commissioned providers to ensure adult learning provision is high quality and in line with the service's strategy. The post holder will own the responsibility for outstanding outcomes for learners and will lead on service performance reporting and action planning and will produce the service's annual Self-Assessment Report.

The Adult Learning Service Manager will be responsible for:

Strategic planning and commissioning of the service:

  • Identifying the learning needs of communities and individuals and shape the learning offer to meet these needs, ensuring the offer is inclusive and achieves the best possible outcomes for learners.
  • Developing strategic and operational plans that will achieve agreed learning priorities that support the objectives of government and SCC.
  • Securing the delivery of adult learning, working closely with relevant SCC teams to ensure robust commissioning and contractual arrangements are in place.

Development of the service:

  • Working proactively across the County with providers to develop innovative approaches to delivery, maximising funding and income generation opportunities.
  • Building a positive team ethos amongst the network of providers that increases their allegiance to the service, their compliance with policies and processes and their understanding of other providers' curriculum offer, leading to more progression opportunities for learners.

Quality standards:

  • Developing a policy framework and Quality Handbook that set out the quality standards and quality assurance arrangements for the service.
  • Ensuring effective management information systems are in place across the service in order to performance manage providers
  • Leading all quality activities such as target setting, monitoring providers, undertaking observations, managing the self-assessment process and producing the service's Self-Assessment Report.
  • Leading training and events for providers that focus on quality assurance and improvement.
    • Undertaking the role of Nominee at any Ofsted inspection of the whole service.

Management of staff:

  • Line management of the MIS Manager and the MIS team of four staff.
  • Ensuring the MIS Manager manages the MIS team in a supportive way via line management arrangements such as team meetings, performance monitoring and appraisals.
  • Ensuring training and development plans are in place for the MIS team.

Team work:

  • Working effectively with other members of the broader Skills Team.
  • Working closely with the Skills Operations Manager and the Skills and Employment Manager to ensure effective management of the Skills Team.

Adult Skills and Employment Projects:

  • To bid for funds, develop and oversee the delivery of a portfolio of adult skills and employment projects as agreed with the Assistant Director.

Posted on: 14/02/2019

Listed Until: 28/03/2019

Location: Bedfordshire, UK

Type of Employment: temporary, full time ~37 hours

Salary Amount: GBP £91000


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