Apprenticeship Trainer and Assessor - Woking in Woking, Surrey, UK

Employer: Surrey County Council

Location: Woking, Surrey, UK


Salary: £25,314 per annum

Job Details

£25,314 - £28,590 per annum (pro-rata for part time) for 18 hours per week based at Woking Adult Learning Centre, Bonsey Lane, Woking, GU22 9PE.  Regular business travel around the county will be required.

Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

Are you motivated to deliver high quality apprenticeships to a diverse group of learners?

Do you have a strong commitment to helping individuals to realise their potential?

Do you get a sense of job satisfaction when you see learners achieve?

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an Apprenticeship Trainer and Assessor to deliver apprenticeships in Business Administration and Customer Service, for the Surrey Community Learning and Skills division of Surrey County Council.

Surrey Community Learning and Skills was rated as Good (2) by Ofsted in 2016. We are proud of the service we provide to over 10,000 learners from various backgrounds, and are passionate about developing an Outstanding apprenticeship provision for the future.

We have seen considerable changes to the way apprenticeships are delivered and funded in recent years, and we are proud to have established a programme that meets the needs of Surrey County Council as a major employer, in addition to those that receive the training.

Working amongst an evolving team of talented learning professionals, ranging from; Supported Learning Assistants, Apprenticeship Trainers and Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers, you will be reporting to the Apprenticeship Development Manager.

We will provide you a supportive, collaborative and professional working environment, where you will drive, encourage and promote change within a developing sector.

Day to day activities will involve delivering apprenticeship programmes in the workplace, offering learners the support and training they need to develop and succeed, whilst ensuring delivery is in line with our quality assurance processes.

To be considered for this position, you must hold an assessor qualification (TAQA/A1 or equivalent), introductory teaching/training award (PTLLS/L3 Award in Education & Training) and level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. You will also have current knowledge of the occupational areas to be delivered/assessed and will have experience of delivering training and assessment in the workplace to a range of learners, including those with additional needs. The role requires good planning and organisational skills to manage a caseload of learners and meet targets.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Success in developing learning programmes which are responsive to employers’ needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and motivate learners
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to manage a caseload of learners
  • Success in supporting work based learners to achieve all aspects of the apprenticeship programme in a timely manner, including those with additional needs
  • Experience of planning and delivering learning and assessment within a quality assurance framework
  • Ability to initiate and respond to change within the delivery of the team’s programme area.
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of Information and Learning Technologies to effectively support the learning and assessment process.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th May 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd May 2018.

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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