In Sefton, we have high expectations that our Community Learning Service will go from strength to strength over the coming years and we are now looking for an inspirational, experienced leader to help us get there. Our approach to inclusive growth, a key pillar of our Vision 2030, puts learning at the heart of our plans for building resilience across our communities and making Sefton a great place to work, live, play and invest.
We already have a committed staff team of experienced community educators who deliver a responsive outreach programme and a varied and dynamic curriculum. We attract more than 2000 local adults every year back into learning that can help their employability, give them new skills and motivate them to progress on to higher qualifications.
Qualification achievement rates remain high and our Ofsted inspection (June 2017) confirmed the service was good in every area, stating
“Managers and tutors are highly committed to making learning attractive to adults who are socially disadvantaged, long-term unemployed or have limited educational attainment. They are united in their mission to provide high-quality adult learning programmes to enable people to develop personally and vocationally, and to progress to further learning, volunteering and employment.”
As our new Community Learning Manager, you will deliver effective leadership and ambition for the Service, you will grow the curriculum offer to reflect the needs of our employers and communities and will help us improve the quality, scope and reach of this key service.
We need you to have :
A great knowledge & experience of implementing education, skills and employment policy,
Expertise in dealing with ESFA funding systems
Experience of delivering quality assurance systems and leading on inspections
Ability to develop partnerships and collaborative projects
A thorough understanding of safeguarding
A track record of excellence in line managing both permanent and sessional staff in a way that reflects our Sefton vision and values
Capacity to plan and deliver outcomes, manage budgets effectively and be accountable to the Council, Governors and funding bodies.
A strong desire to connect with disadvantaged communities through learning and the capacity to make a real difference to people’s lives
Please note that this role may involve occasional working ‘out of hours’ and weekends.
This post is subject to Local Government Pension Scheme.
If you would like to join us and work within a friendly, vibrant yet demanding environment, please download the job description, person specification and application form today. To arrange an informal discussion about the post, and/or to arrange a visit, please contact Claire Maguire Service manager for Employment & Learning on 0151 934 2684.
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.