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Community Learning Officer - Provider Management

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you have  a passion to support adult learners to develop skills to meet their personal and career aspirations?

Our Community Learning Service receives funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Department for Education to:

  • deliver non-accredited community learning
  • accredited adult skills programmes
  • deliver the national numeracy programme Multiply across Staffordshire. 

Main Responsibility

You'll play a key part in ensuring we provide a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities to reflect local needs and wishes of Staffordshire’s 16+ residents, by enabling provider partnerships and through direct delivery.  This will include:

  • implementing account management of subcontracted provision and delivery.
  • ensuring funding and resources allocated deliver programmes and outcomes.
  • liaising with providers regularly, including monthly/quarterly/termly performance reviews to inform, shape and influence the future development of provision and contracts.
  • promoting the service, supporting partnerships and opportunities to work in collaboration.
  • undertaking on-site visits to monitor delivery and to obtain learner feedback.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll be able to work effectively in a team, have good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to thrive in a fast paced environment with the ability to adapt and embrace change.

You'll also need:

  • a recognised teaching qualification e.g., PGCE, Cert ED or equivalent
  • experience of managing community learning provision.
  • an understanding of relevant funding regulation and guidance covering adult learning. 
  • experience of managing contracts using a risk-based approach to assurance, accountability, improvement and intervention,.
  • experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • knowledge of commissioning processes and principles.

Available post: 

  • 1 x Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd October 2023.

The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date on both adverts.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Wesley Weston at 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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