Curriculum and Quality Manager

Job location
Bristol

Curriculum and Quality Manager offering a salary of £27,000 - £32,000 + benefits, based in Bristol.

About us

ACH is a leading provider of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK, working to resettle refugees through labour market and social integration. We currently work in Bristol, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry. ACH focuses on upskilling individuals and supporting them towards higher-level employment to develop their independence and contribute to the wider economy. Since 2008, the company has been delivering integration services to over 2,500 individuals yearly by providing secure housing, culturally sensitive support and vocational training, provided by its training arm – Himilo.

Himilo was created to leverage in funds, and drive income to create a training provider able to make change because the work programmer providers and FE Colleges had abandoned communities labelling them as ‘hard to reach’.

WHY do we do what we do? – We believe that refugees should be able to have great careers and lives

WHY do we do what we do? – We believe too many refugees have been trapped in poverty because they have been denied unbiased IAG and opportunity and we want to disrupt this status quo

How will we do it? – By using our knowledge, expertise & lived experience to create our USP to secure significant market share in the integration sector, to drive change in the sector and influence policy, and to improve the way we provide our services.

The purpose of the role

This role is not a 9-5 ESFA funded training position but instead forms a key part of our vision to ensure refugees are self sufficient in regards their integration into the workplace and UK life, but also that our partners have the skills to deliver integration services on our behalf and employers are developed with the knowledge to sustain refugees in employment. Therefore just being able to satisfy OFSTED requirements will not be sufficient as this role will be looking at quality management and improvement across all aspects of our delivery services.

In terms of curriculum this role requires a visionary/ innovative approach.  The traditional IAG + ESOL + Employability = Entry Level Job approach is not good enough when you are transitioning individuals into the 21st century marketplace.  We need a curriculum focused on change and impact not same old same old.

The purpose of the role of Quality and Curriculum lead is to ensure outstanding delivery to learners, as defined by Ofsted.

You will provide leadership and support to staff and challenge them when achievement gaps are identified. You will achieve this by overseeing the annual self-assessment and quality improvement planning process to ensure our ESFA funded provision is on target to achieve a grade 2 (Good) judgement in its next Ofsted inspection.

The role of Curriculum and Quality Manager

  • Lead on timetabling, and oversee the development of our curriculum to ensure that they have the right design and operational delivery to overachieve KPIs for all our students, and apprentices.
  • Maximise delivery against all contracts and restricted grants in a timely manner.
  • Developing a Quality Service
  • Oversee and undertake IQA of functional skills Entry level 1 – level 2 (Literacy, numeracy and ICT)
  • Provide leadership to a small team of tutors and skills assessors.
  • Manage claim submissions, ILR returns, data reporting and compliance.
  • Establish a robust framework (data and procedural) for learner management, reporting and communicating on all elements of education and training.
  • Ensure all educational delivery achieves as a minimum an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ aspiring to ‘Outstanding’.
  • Coproduction of SAR’s and ensure QIP’s and in ensuring these are regularly updated taking account of teaching, learning, assessment and support, and that our intent, implementation and impact, meets the standards set out in the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. –
  • Ensuring that  teams feed into the production, and lead on driving actions forward from the QIP.
  • Provide quality assurance through undertaking regular observations, learning walks and dip samples in line with the requirements of commissioners and our internal quality quality framework
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to ensure that the organisation is always appropriately prepared for OFSTED inspection.
  • Support in the production of monthly contract and quality reporting, including KPI monthly reports.
  • Manage delivery of our adult education programmes, which includes AEB, SSU and apprenticeship delivery.
  • Critically analyse performance data from both a quality and contract delivery perspective, and identifying potential problems before they arise.
  • Develop and implement effective performance management systems for delivery of all provision ensuring that concerns about recruitment, retention, achievement and progression are promptly identified and addressed and work with the wider KPI monitoring systems, ensuring that contract targets and requirements are fully met.
  • Develop our ambition to grow apprenticeship delivery, through working with skills coaches and wider staff in developing, and monitoring quality measures within our delivery.
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of data.

Leadership and Working in Partnership

  • As a leader in the organisation, ensure that your team understands the organisations vision and the role they play in fulfilling it.
  • Create the right environment for organisational success (people/product/process).
  • With SLT, take joint accountability for successes and challenges. Deliver the organisational KPIs and ensure your teams delivers their KPIs.
  • Undertake wider curriculum planning, development and course delivery across all programmes and pathways.
  • With Information, Employment and Careers Manager ensure that learners are on the right courses, recruitment numbers maximise vocational offers and ESFA contracts, and that the Gatsby benchmarks are fully implemented.
  • Working with the employer engagement officer ensure learners gain greater confidence in their employability skills in order to achieve a positive progression/destination within their vocational area of study.
  • Increase vocational and qualifications on offer by developing new curriculums and programmes
  • Responsible for the performance of staff who directly report to you, including their training, appraisals and reviews.

The ideal Curriculum and Quality Manager

Essential

  • Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice or equivalent.
  • Relevant Teaching Qualification i.e. PGCE, Cert. Ed, PTLLS level 3 and above.
  • Previous experience of and adult education and apprenticeship delivery.
  • Previous contract management experience within the education sector.
  • A strong understanding of apprenticeship standards and funding.

Desirable

  • Experienced in working with non-English speakers.
  • Experience in using CRM systems such as Salesforce, Cognisoft and PICS.
  • Full driving licence, own car and must be willing to travel.

 

Please email samantha.burrows@ach.org.uk for more information or with your CV to apply.