Victoria, Greater London
£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Skills Development Manager will lead and manage the planning, development, and delivery of professional development activities to include events, teaching resources and digital systems to mainstream international best practice to raise capacity in teachers and trainers to deliver a world-class education in the UK.

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 equity, 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 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.

At WorldSkills UK, we have big ambitions to help the next generation, our education system and the economy. We are working to help create a world-class further education system that tackles vocational snobbery head on, so more young people get better opportunities and are not written off because going to University isn’t right for them. We are working to showcase that the WorldSkills UK way of mainstreaming global best practice is working to drive up standards in training, helping more young people and employers succeed. We are working to help create a more inclusive skills system that gives more young people from diverse backgrounds a better chance of success in work and life. We are a unique platform working with leaders in education, business and governments across the UK and our partners across the world. As an employer ourselves we aim to be truly inclusive, offering a hybrid and collaborative working culture. We pride ourselves on having a flexible approach to our working practices and are happy to discuss flexible working options with suitable candidates. Although operating from a London-based headquarters, we welcome applications from candidates across the UK and will always consider requests to work from other locations on a case-by-case basis subject to business requirements. Join us, if you are ambitious to shape the future of further education, change lives and help create a world-class skills economy for the UK. Because when young people succeed, we all succeed.

Application Instructions

Please ensure that you submit your application in Word to help us in this process. Applications should be submitted no later than midday on Monday, 24 January 2022, 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); and
• a separate document containing your contact details.

More about WorldSkills UK

About WorldSkills UK

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 24 January 2022
Tags: Management

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