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Progress Facilitator - Apprenticeships

Oldham College

Location: Oldham
Salary: £30,692 to £32,730 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th May 2024
Closes: 22nd May 2024
Job Ref: 2020OC0818

We are looking for a Progress Facilitator- Apprenticeships for our Construction Apprentices

Interviews for this position are scheduled to be held Wednesday 29th May 2024

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • 32 days annual leave per year, plus Bank Holidays, with additional efficiency days and all college Christmas closedown
  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Main Purpose of our Progress Facilitators in the Construction department:

  • To play a pivotal role in advancing the success of the Electrical and Construction Division, with a particular focus on fostering exceptional student achievements in both Vocational Electrical and Construction subjects and subsequent career pathways.
  • Working closely with the Construction Team Leader you will enhance support for apprentices in mastering the knowledge, skills, and behaviours mandated by apprentices.
  • Travelling across the North West to some of our 130 Electrical apprentices, you will coach and facilitate skills support ensuring successful completion of apprenticeships.

Key responsibilities for Progress Facilitators in the Construction department:

  • To identify and execute tailored support strategies for learners, fostering transparent communication with learners, subject teachers, parents, guardians, and employers.
  • Planning, delivering, and evaluating underpinning knowledge and work-based learning, tracking overall progress for each apprentice
  • Providing coaching and facilitating skills support to ensure successful completion of End-Point Assessment (EPA).
  • Managing an assigned caseload and ensuring performance targets are achieved.
  • Offering pastoral support to apprentices, advising on matters like mitigating circumstances and extensions.
  • Vigorously monitoring and supporting learner progress through thorough analysis of tracking data and the implementation and review of targeted action plans.

To be successful as a Progress Facilitator with our Construction Work Based Learning team you will need:

  • Experience of working within the Construction industry or with Construction apprentices
  • Knowledge of current issues in apprenticeships, especially in Construction, is vital.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with employers and apprentices is essential.
  • Full driving licence with the willingness and ability to travel across the North West

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities, and new technology; including our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite.

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

At Oldham College, our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We encourage everyone to join us, as we create a workforce that is as diverse as our wonderful student community. We do monitor responses to our diversity questions in our application, to ensure that we can continue to build a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve.

We understand that not everyone works to the same timetable, and offer a range of flexible working options, including flexible start and finish times, part-time, term-time only or hybrid options, where the role permits.

We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, contact our HR team who will be happy to advise.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

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