There’s never been a more exciting time to join West Nottinghamshire College Group. West Nottinghamshire College Group has grown from a local college to an international organisation with a reputation for dynamism and success. The college group is made up of a number of separate companies all with education and training to the very highest level at their heart.
We embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights. Outstanding resources combined with exceptional tutors and student support means that whatever your ambition, we can help you to achieve it.
The college is widely-regarded as one of the most successful colleges in the country, based on students’ results, Ofsted inspection and reputation. Each year approximately 3,000 young people choose to continue their studies with us full-time with a further 500 choosing to study in our brand new HE centre. We offer apprenticeship training to 14,000 young people and adults each year, making us one of the largest college providers of apprenticeships in the country. Our offer is delivered both directly and through a high quality network of training providers.
JOINING OUR JOURNEY
When you join our college, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:
• Pension Scheme
• Occupational Health Service
• Childcare Voucher Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
• Staff Development days/week (July)
• Free confidential counselling service
• Staff recognition awards
• Free car parking
• On-site Butterflies Day Nursery (Derby Road)
• On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre
At Vision Business everything we do is focused on finding ways to wow and create great experiences that make for happy clients. We work hard to truly recognise what matters to our clients and to make them feel uniquely valued and appreciated.
Our team members are professionals that take ownership and accountability for their influence and impact on our clients and who steer their behaviours by principle and positivity. We are very proud of every individual within our team that makes this delivery of specialist services possible. If this describes you, we would love for you to apply to join our exciting team.
The main focus of Vision Business is to deliver high impact consultative solutions that exceed the expectations of businesses and individuals who engage with us. Apprenticeship delivery is at the heart of what we do and we make a substantial contribution to the Government’s apprenticeship strategy, we are a market leader in our field and everything we do is about maintaining and strengthening our position.
Aims and purpose of the job
Our assessors have a distinctive mix of talent. They are sector relevant, having gained significant expertise to know their sector inside out, being ‘credible’ in their field. They are ingenious at imparting knowledge and skill to others, bringing alive and sharing their sector expertise in a way that will develop our apprentices to become experts in their own right. They are equally comfortable engaging with the managing director of the business as they are the apprentice.
This role will assess apprentices completing Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeships in the workplace and support the apprentices’ progress through the relevant programmes. The role requires regular attendance at the Station Park Construction Centre, liaising with technical delivery staff and supporting apprentices with the knowledge requirements. The successful candidate would be within the Mansfield area or reside at a location that allows a daily commute to WNC sites such as Chesterfield Road, Station Park and the surrounding area.
We measure our success by how many of our clients achieve their apprenticeship programme and are happy with the service. We also measure how many of our employers value the services we provide to their business and the contribution our apprentices make.
You will have an in-depth understanding of the professional apprenticeship standards and the governance for all standards you will accountable for delivering. This will be supported by your understanding of the associated funding system and apprenticeship reforms to enable you to have a rounded view of your areas of specialism.
You will maintain the same professional level of skill and knowledge to enable you to be able to deliver on the current equivalent apprenticeship frameworks.
You will design a bespoke delivery programme that will support the apprentice to meet all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of their apprenticeship standard. Working in conjunction with the employer you will tailor your delivery to compliment the learning, development and continuous assessment being managed by the employer and support the employer to do this effectively.
Utilise your professional knowledge and skill to regularly review the apprentice’s progress against the standard and in conjunction with the apprentice and employer, make informed judgements that clearly demonstrate that the apprentice is deemed competent against the relevant requirements of that standard.
Prepare the apprentice to be able to demonstrate consistently that they have met the required sector set professional standards enabling them to be supported through gateway to end point assessment. This will include supporting the employer to confidently decide at what point this will take place.
End point assessment can be inclusive of a wide array of testing and assessment methodologies which will be specific to your sector. You will support the apprentice for readiness for end point assessment by ensuring that they are capable and confident in all expected end point assessment methods.
You are expected to take charge of making sure your sector skills are current and that you keep up to date with developments, legislation and thinking in your occupational area and will record your CPD on the colleges HR system.
Knowing exactly what our client groups think of the interactions they have with our team and our team members is central to our ethos of finding ways to wow and create great experiences. You may be expected to contribute to sourcing this feedback from your client group and we will expect you to act upon any feedback to make sure we keep our focus on what is important to our clients.
You are part of a great team and as such will be expected to participate in events and promotions where the team requires representation, some of these will be outside of your normal working hours.
There will be some admin work created as a natural part of your role and you will be required to do this which will include providing information to college wide systems and processes.
Accountabilities as part of our team
We are a people focused business, as such the way you behave and present yourself will be a reflection on us and we want you to take ownership of making sure that your contribution to our reputation and to your own personal professional reputation is always a positive one.
Being privy to confidential or sensitive information may be a natural part of your job role and as such we expect you to treat this with the upmost professionalism.
We will advocate you in this role as the expert, you are accountable for making sure you live up to this reputation by taking accountability for making sure you keep you knowledge, expertise, experience and professionalism current and up to date.
To uphold and promote College policies and procedures, promoting those specifically applicable to this area of work, including the Equality & Diversity policies and procedures and attend training as requested.
To apply the college’s own safeguarding policy and practices and attend training as requested.
To keep up to date, so far as necessary, for the efficient executing of the job, with new legislation, procedures and techniques and attend relevant mandatory training.
To be conversant with and participate in activities and developments at college, regional and national level which are relevant to the post.
To present and promote an appropriate public image in representing the college.
To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required commensurate with the post.
The application process
Individuals with the appropriate experience, qualifications and personal qualities are invited to complete an online application form by 5pm on 27th February 2017.
THE COLLEGE PROMOTES EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY.
The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The successful candidate will be required to pay for the DBS check themselves, the cost (£44 for an enhanced disclosure) will automatically be deducted from their first salary payment.
It is an offence for anyone who is barred from working with children, young people and or vulnerable adults to apply for this position.