Head of Apprenticeship Support

Reading, Berkshire (GB)
20 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Apprenticeship Support
Full time (35 hrs/wk), permanent
Based central Reading, Berkshire (currently remote)
Salary £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV, cover letter/email and Recruitment Check Form (available from the jobs page of our website) to recruitment@ucem.ac.uk. If you apply via a jobs board, please make sure you have sent all required documents otherwise we will be unable to consider your application.

We’re looking for a highly organised professional with demonstrable management experience who is passionate about apprenticeship success!

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We exist to provide accessible, relevant and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism and leads to a better Built Environment; we are also very passionate about sustainability. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong we have a global reach, and at any one time over 3,500 students are studying online with us.

This is an exciting new role within UCEM which will give you the opportunity to join our fast-paced Apprenticeships Team and lead on the support functions that help the team perform. There are a number of responsibilities you will be accountable for which include: maintaining apprenticeships operating calendar, data management for effective delivery, management of health and safety processes, contract management and business integration. The team works closely with stakeholders across the institution and externally to ensure the smooth running of apprenticeship programmes and the success of apprentices!

Key qualities we’re looking for include:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in Business, Management, Teaching or similar.
  • Experience in managing or supporting the management of apprenticeship or other ESFA-funded delivery.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Experience in managing processes, including analysing data to achieve maximum business efficiency.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team to deliver successful outcomes.

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers, and our people consistently report high levels of employee satisfaction; your contribution will be valued, should you join us.

We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look: www.ucem.ac.uk/jobs

If you are unsure whether to apply for this vacancy but feel this role is exciting and want to find out more, we strongly encourage you to call the hiring manager (details below/within Job Specification) to discuss the role as well as your skills and experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kate Deakin, Director of Apprenticeships Operations on 0118 467 2418 or k.deakin@ucem.ac.uk  alternatively contact the HR team on 0118 467 2433 or recruitment@ucem.ac.uk 

To apply please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form to recruitment@ucem.ac.uk 

Monday 2 August 2021 at 12 noon.

Initial interviews are scheduled for Thursday 5 August 2021 and Friday 6 August 2021.

Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date. Due to the current pandemic, you are advised that we may carry out interviews over Zoom, rather than inviting you to visit our Reading office.

We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.