Job Role :
The Technical Institute Vocational Training Manager is responsible for, in conjunction with the Academic Manager, managing the students’ journey throughout their time at the Technical Institute.
An awareness of different pedagogical strategies is required in order to create a positive, effective, learning environment for the students.
The role will lead a team of 20+ personnel in delivery of Level 2 and 3 City and Guilds engineering, and other technical, qualifications.
Additionally, the role will own the Technical Institute’s future vocational training offerings, from conception to implementation, in support of the Technical Institute Strategy.
The role will manage all activities within the Technical Institute training programs, outside of any academic training. This includes the responsibility for the development, implementation and on-going review of all General Engineering and Specialty Technical material and associated resources.
The role will work closely with the Academic Manager to ensure English Language, Math and Science standards are appropriate for the programs in the technical stage.
The Vocational Training Manager will also work closely with adjacent Technical Institute departments, namely Accreditation & Standards and Operations to ensure that health & safety, quality and governance processes and procedures are effectively implemented within the Vocational Training team.
The Vocational Training Manager will also ensure that there are no breaches of policy that may affect external accreditation or audit failure.
The role is required to work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure all solutions are delivered to time, quality, and cost expectations.
Engaging with the Technical Institute Management team, the Vocational Manager will ensure all Technical Institute functions remain informed and the approach to training is consistent across both the vocational and academic branches.
The Vocation Training Manager must ensure clear and consistent communications with the QAF Training team. Providing regular feedback on student performance, assessments, concerns regarding attitudes and behaviors and ideas for improvement.
The role must work collaboratively with the QAF, to bring about positive change and ensure a positive student experience.
Key Responsibilities :
Provide strategic leadership and management of personnel within the vocational training delivery team in line with the BAE Systems Managing Your Team guide.
Implementation of a comprehensive Learning and Development plan for personnel for whom they are responsible.
Identification and recruitment of suitably qualified and experienced personnel in support of the aims of the Engineering training programs.
Manage and periodically review the vocational training programs to meet curriculum goals and improve the training and services the Technical Institute offers.
Assisting the Engineering Manager in the accreditation process, ensuring the Technical Institutes programs deliver internationally recognized qualifications.
Proactively engaging with the QAF to deliver student reports and to identify the requirement for interventions against student progress.
Present all relevant information and news to the Technical Institute Management team and the QAF, regarding student progress, successes, and concerns.
Utilizing the Technical Institute Learning Management System, ensure all student data is captured, configured appropriately, and available to management staff reporting.
Support the QAF in recruitment activities, where required. Ensuring both the QAF officers and students understand the learning journey in its entirety.
Working closely with the BAE Systems Training Business Development Manager to establish trusted and robust relationships with external awarding bodies and providers, clearly understand requirements in support of any new business / business development opportunities.
Key Attributes : Essential :
Holds Qualified Teacher Status with a relevant education and training qualification e.g. PGCE.
BSc with a technical / engineering background.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a Higher Education institution.
Experience of managing the development of courseware and instructional media in a training institution
Thorough knowledge of UK Frameworks for Higher Education.
Ability to communicate with judgement, diplomacy and tact with clients from different cultures.
Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office Suite and database experience).
Experience in resolving complex project problems whilst managing customer expectations. Proven capability in managing program stakeholders.
Experience in a position of responsibility involving managing large numbers of staff and resources.
Ability to react quickly and make rapid but considered decisions when required.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and team player.
Fluent in English (minimum IELTS 7.0 / CEFR C1 for non-native English speaking post holder).
Worked in Middle East.
Substantial experience as a trainer / instructor.
Experience of delivering and developing City and Guilds courses
Knowledge of Systems Approach to Training (SAT) methodology.
Experience of a military setting or with a military stakeholder.