Programme Lead - Apprenticeship & Employability

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: OCT20211404

Job details


The Learning Place

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,233 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

31 October 2021

Will consider applicants looking to work between 29.5 and 37 hours


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The key priority of the role is to support the Service Manager and other staff in providing high quality service provision that meets the needs of customers, funding bodies and PCC. This position will particularly focus on our role as an apprenticeship and employability provider. To establish and maintain accurate records relating to quality, performance, staff and curriculum activity. To assist, and in some areas be responsible for, the production of annual reports, action plans and quality improvement plans. Support and manage staff as required to ensure resources are deployed and utilised to maximum effect.

You will support the Service Manager to develop and deliver an innovative, targeted and universal apprenticeship and employability provision to reflect the needs and interests of PCC, ensuring the achievement of targets and outcomes in a delivery plan that meets the required targets and objectives of the Community Learning Service. You will work within quality and Ofsted frameworks to ensure the delivery of a range of high quality programmes.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to demonstrate experience of apprenticeship/employability programmes organisation and delivery and have a degree or equivalent, as well as holding an appropriate teaching qualification. You will be a qualified and experienced assessor and verifier and have experience of gaining centre accreditation, managing quality assurance and delivering funded programmes connected to apprenticeships. You need to demonstrate experience in integrating functional skills into apprenticeship and employability provision, management experience with the ability to set meaningful improvement targets and good line management skills through effective use of performance management, 1:1 meetings, SMART target setting and mentoring. You will need sound knowledge of IT and the ability to embed E-learning. You need to be able to use Moodle (or another suitable E-learning portfolio platform) to store e-courses, assign work to learners, notify tutors when work is completed etc. also need to have working knowledge of the most current IT applications in use in the sector and how to optimise use of relevant IT tools for the benefit of the learners. Please review the job profile for a full list of requirements.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section addressing the requirements listed in the job profile

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Interviews will be on 8th/9th November