SCOTLAND'S RURAL COLLEGE

Technical Apprenticeship Lead

Location
Edinburgh / flexible
Salary
£32,300 - £37,999 per annum (under review)
Posted
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2022
Ref
ASWF/FO/022/21
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Working closely with the Vice Principal, Skills and Lifelong Learning and the Training and Work-Based Learning Lead, you will engage pro-actively with sector stakeholders, potential employers, schools, SRUC colleagues and government agencies. You will co-ordinate SRUC’s development, academic approval and delivery of higher-level apprenticeships, CPD and work-based learning and assessments.

You will contribute to planning activity regarding changing service needs and operation of SRUC’s apprenticeship and work-based learning programmes. You will also act as a key point of contact within SRUC for requests and queries relating to apprenticeships, CPD and work-based learning.

There may be an opportunity to deliver training and assessment, depending on the successful candidate experience and subject expertise.

In this role, it will be your responsibility:

  • to co-ordinate SRUC’s development, academic approval and delivery of higher-level apprenticeships, CPD and work-based learning and assessment, covering a range of funding streams including Apprenticeships, skills development funding and other work place opportunities
  • there may be an opportunity to deliver training and assessment, depending on the successful candidate experience and subject expertise
  • to contribute to the development of high-quality apprenticeship delivery, employer engagement, CPD and work-based learning and assessment - maximising benefits to customers and SRUC, and meeting the needs of apprentices, employers, government agencies and in line with government skills development policies
  • to act as key point of contact within SRUC for queries relating to higher level apprenticeships, CPD and work-based learning, both internally and from external stakeholders including sector stakeholders, local authorities, employers, funding agencies and both current and potential partner organisations
  • to work with the Vice Principal, Skills and Lifelong Learning and the Training and Work-Based Learning Lead in developing new business opportunities relating to higher level apprenticeships, CPD and work-based learning within SRUC, and maintaining existing business and customer relationships, in order to ensure recruitment of sufficient candidates and meet clear income generation targets
  • to liaise with academic departments for staff resource to support development, approvals process and delivery of higher-level apprenticeships, work-based learning and CPD (e.g. lecturers, trainers, assessors, colleagues within Registry and SRUC’s Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT))
  • to carry out relevant administrative duties - including maintenance of up-to-date records of training provided, assessment and of customers, and effective use of a CRM system
  • to provide timely management reports
  • to liaise with Marketing, Digital and Communications in relation to marketing support
  • to assist the Vice Principal, Skills and Lifelong Learning and the Training and Work-Based Learning Lead in developing and implementing centralised systems, policies and processes
  • to ensure compliance with, and maximisation of opportunities for funding from, relevant training and education authorities
  • to develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the apprenticeship, skills and CPD needs relevant to the six natural economy subsectors (agriculture, forestry, tourism, food and drink, fishing and aquaculture, and energy including renewables)
  • to participate in apprentice, work-based learning and CPD recruitment activities (e.g. open days) for SRUC
  • to develop and encourage implementation of robust educational pathways and work with SRUC colleagues to communicate the range of learner journeys to stakeholders and prospective apprentices
  • to work in partnership with Skills and Work-Based Learning colleagues across SRUC
  • to represent Skills and Work-Based Learning colleagues as and when required

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 5 June 2022

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