Role: Apprenticeship and Employability Manager
Background of South Quay College
South Quay College (SQC) is an outstanding 14-19 provider with a solid track record of impacting young people's lives through education, work-related learning and personal development. Having originally been established as an alternative provision, we have recently re-positioned ourselves as an enterprise specialist college.
Our programmes consist of a Key Stage 4 Alternative Provision for students who have struggled to thrive in mainstream education, and a Key Stage 5 college for 16-19 year olds aspiring to a work-related learning route. Many of our students face significant barriers to education and employment and our delivery model seeks to address these barriers. Our aim is to support and equip our students to progress to positive, sustained outcomes in education and employment.
Our provision has an intensively staffed pastoral model, with all students offered one to one coaching and progression support.
Context of the role
At South Quay College, we operate a small school model with a holistic and inclusive approach to learning, and an emphasis on personal development. Students follow a vocational pathway, core curriculum subjects, and a dynamic programme of enterprise and citizenship activities that develop their transferable skills and fuel their ambitions.
We are looking for a highly experienced professional to ensure our traineeship programmes for Sports and Fitness, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Business and Customer services deliver excellent development opportunities for our students for future success. The post holder will also be responsible for managing the programmes effectively, ensuring that our students progress and achieve their qualifications.
The post holder will be required to make and extend sustainable relationships with our external stakeholders – employers, organisations, schools and individuals through effective communications and feedback.
This is a great opportunity to work with a younger cohort in a college environment where there is a physical teaching space, beauty suite, sports facilities and a working kitchen suite to complement the apprenticeships. The successful candidate will have some middle or senior leadership experience, as well as a track record of working successfully with disengaged or disadvantaged students. In addition the ideal candidate will also have a desire to support students who are marginalised from mainstream opportunities to fulfil their potential through innovative and inspiring apprenticeship programmes.
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Closing date: 27th November 2018, 9am.