Apprenticeship Contracts Manager

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP40000/annum
04 Apr 2019
02 May 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Protocol are proud to present a fantastic opportunity to work with an industry leader of apprenticeships, traineeships, commercial training and work based learning. With over 15 years of experience, they are specialists in workforce development and frontrunners in supporting levy paying employers through apprenticeship delivery.

This client is seeking a Contract Manager to assist in the delivery of European Social Fund (ESF) programme Skills Support for Workforce programme.

This post will be based at Head Office in Birmingham but will require travel across the Midlands area -predominantly the East Midlands. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, recruitment and delivery of the allocated ESF contracts. The ideal candidate must have management experience in an educational background along with experience of managing funded contracts with ESFA / ESF.

You will be reporting to the Chief Executive, you will have a key responsibility in shaping our brand in the community. Having full responsibility for the management and further development of a new area of the business.

In the words of the CEO we are seeking "a go-getting person, someone with a positive mind set, a problem solver, some one who understands sector and can hit the ground running. Has attention to detail - looks at things in a microscopic way and also have a telescopic perspective. A target focused person that will take ownership, accountability and responsibility and will have the same dislike as us for people that make excuses and live in culture of blame and denial"

You will be working with SME businesses to deliver training in the workplace, both accredited and non-accredited including English and Maths qualifications that will upskill their current staff.

Role responsibilities

- To manage the full delivery of ESF contract.

- Ensure success, timely, withdrawal rates and job outcome percentage of learners meets the minimum requirements of the relevant project contracts.

- Contribute to advice, enrolment, support and completion of learners studying a range of courses.

- Recruit and Manage the ESF team to meet individual and departmental targets and deadlines.

Prepare financial, performance monitoring and data analysis reports for submission according to deadlines.

- Manage the auditing process within all ESF Contracts.

- Undertake meetings with relevant staff to manage learner progress and achievement in relation to projects.

- To receive, understand and interpret data from relevant contracts.

- To attend monthly management meetings updating on ESF progress / outcomes against the set target.

- To create monthly reports for the Exec Meetings and at request attend such meetings to update on the contract.

- Active contribution to business growth. and any other duties as designated by the Senior Executive team.

The person & qualifications

- Experience of managing funded ESFA / ESF funded contracts

- Good knowledge and understanding of Ofsted requirements for Skills SectorsHigh level of IT skills in particular MS Excel

- Ability to set monitor and achieve targets

Desirable Qualities

- Recent and Practical Knowledge of ESF Funding for Skills activity

- Teaching/assessing qualifications.


- You will have the opportunity to work for a leading independent training provider within the skills sector who have a strong brand and reputation.

- Flexibility and autonomy to do your job

- Offers work-life balance

- 23 days annual leave plus Statutory Bank Holidays

- Company Car/Car Allowance

- Laptop

- Mobile Phone

- Staff Appreciation Day (monthly)

- Work for an organisation with a genuine commitment to Employee Wellbeing

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We're more than a recruitment agency - we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we've got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits - your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion