This is an opportunity for an experienced manager to lead and further develop the production of high quality and outcomes focussed organisational plans and performance reviews demonstrating achievements, delivery against UK governments’ policies and funds and to effectively identify trends, issues and risks. It will also play a key role in developing and delivering our core public funding agreements and government partnership activities.
The role will require highly effective relations with the whole WorldSkills UK management team to build a stronger reporting culture and a more streamlined and efficient approach to planning, performance, and risk monitoring. It will also require highly effective partnerships with government teams who are responsible for our business and funding relationship.
This role requires an experienced manager, able to work at a senior level, with demonstrable knowledge of public policy and funding (preferably in the education sector), experience in leading organisational planning and performance reporting and a proven analytical, collaborative and creative approach.
WorldSkills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education, and governments. Together, we are using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more young people and employers succeed.
We are a proud member of WorldSkills, a global movement of over 80 countries. WorldSkills supports young people across the world via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking, with members’ national teams ultimately testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills olympics’. The insights we gain from training as part of this global network help us raise standards across the UK.
At WorldSkills UK we strongly value diversity and inclusion and recognise that it is critical to our success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all who work with us and strongly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. WorldSkills UK is an equal opportunities employer that encourages applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. We particularly encourage applications from those from diverse groups, such as women, members of the BAME and LGBTQ+ communities, to join us as at WorldSkills UK.
We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee interviews to all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments at all stages of the recruitment process for candidates to perform to the best of their ability.
WorldSkills UK is committed to making appointments on merit by fair and open processes and use a blind recruitment approach. Please ensure that you submit your application in Word to help us in this process.
Applications should be submitted by email and must include:
• a curriculum vitae detailing your full career history with identifying information removed
• a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the role description and person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)
• a separate document containing your contact details.