Assistant Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Based Training

Job Roles:
Assistant Director - FE related roles, Deputy Director, Director, Executive Director
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
South West
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
up to £55,000 per annum
13th Feb 2020
Start Date:
City of Bristol College
Job Ref:

Salary: Salary up to £55k
Location: Ashley Down and Parkway College sites will be the main base but travel to the all 4 campuses with be expected as well as travel within the wider Bristol area.

About the Role:

City of Bristol College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Assistant Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Based Training. Someone who has the technical knowledge and proven experience of managing the operational elements of delivering apprenticeships and employer based training. The role will also cover our subcontracting arrangements and our Trade Union training provision.

You will be accountable to the Vice Principal, Curriculum and Quality for the implementation of a curriculum delivery strategy for apprenticeships and our College employer-based training; chiefly delivered through workplace assessment and learning, but also through classroom-based learning.

You will work closely with the Vice Principal Finance and Professional Services and the College’s business development team in fostering a culture of high quality customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, in line with the College’s growth strategy for employer-based provision.

You will line manage the Heads of Department of Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Construction, Business, Professional, Creative and Leisure and employer based Trade Union qualifications.

The post-holder will support the Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality in the delivery of all relevant targets, in line with the agreed curriculum plan, including work-based provision across Business, Professional, Creative and Leisure sectors, and classroom based and work based provision in Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Construction and subcontractors. This position also oversees our employer based TUC offer across the South West.

You will take lead accountability for the implementation of a quality improvement strategy for apprenticeships and employer-based training across FE and HE provision across their remit.

You will provide college-wide leadership on curriculum and quality matters for apprenticeships and CoBC employer-based learning and training in partnership with the Assistant Director for Quality and Standards, and Assistant Principal FE&HE.

This is a significant leadership and management post as such you will be expected to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally, as well as other members of College staff and students.

Life at City of Bristol College:


City of Bristol College offers:

- a generous holiday entitlement of 30 holiday days (plus bank holidays and 8 closure days)
- membership to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 16.48% / Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 15.5 %
- death in service benefit 3x salary (if a member of the pension scheme)
- cycle to work scheme
- a variety of online shopping discounts and offers
- free car parking at most college sites
- a supportive package of continuous professional development
- as well as a range of staff support packages

About the College:

City of Bristol College is one of the City’s largest employers, based at four different sites across the City. We offer a wide range of courses from entry to degree level and cater for learners of all ages and backgrounds. We strive for student achievement through providing the best possible student experience, professional staff and outstanding resources. Our success in this isn’t possible without the commitment, dedication and collaboration of every member of staff.

City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process.

If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

Our new state of the art construction centre is due to open in 2021. It will offer training in construction skills to around 850 learners over the first three years, through Higher Apprenticeships and more traditional learning routes, providing much-needed skilled workers for the city and wider region. The centre will provide a brand-new, 2500m2 training facility at the South Bristol Skills Academy site.

Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website.

Closing date: Sunday 1 March 2020 (Midnight)

Interview date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

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