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Apprenticeship Job

Head of Employer Engagement



Up to £50000 per annum + Plus car allowance and bonus scheme etc



Permanent | Full Time




Advanced (level 3)

Protocol are proud to be working with a well respected national skills and training provider who due to continuous growth and development have created a new position for a true apprenticeship expert and guru to join them on a permanent basis and help lead the development and implementation of their apprenticeship strategy.
The role will support employers to maximise both their individual and the whole industry's ability to benefit fully from cultivating strong strategic level engagement with the employers, central government and key strategic partners, the Apprenticeship Lead will ensure a joined up approach and narrative around apprenticeships within our clients business.

Role responsibilities
*To support the Board and Members to develop and implement the Apprenticeship strategy, on a collaborative
*To ensure that industry responses and collaborative lobbying takes place where and when appropriate informed by strong evidence and employer
*To provide one-to-one expertise to industry members and internal stakeholders regarding apprenticeship activities and
*To lead the shaping of content for apprenticeship communication, ensuring there is a clear communications strategy working with the Head of Membership Marketing
*To partner with senior external stakeholders to support current industry apprenticeship activity and future needs of the
*To engage, champion and instill understanding of apprenticeship
*To support the Head of Membership and Strategy and the Head of Communications and Marketing to grow the network of SIP membership through added value in relation to apprenticeship
*To manage the Standards Manager and Standards Manager- Universal Services ensuring that there is a clear annual plan of work that supports the development and implementation of the apprenticeship
*To be an active part of the senior leadership team, contributing to the business

Key performance indicators
oMembership Retention & satisfaction levels
oIncreased levels of apprenticeship activity in the industry
oReduced barriers within industry body members to undertake apprenticeships
oPositive Membership Feedback relating to products and Services
oIncreased Membership and Income
Essential Knowledge Skills and Qualifications
oSignificant experience in one or more of the following roles:
As an employer actively responsible for apprenticeship implementation and involved in strategic sector leadership activities
As a training provider advising employers on implementing apprenticeships
As a senior leader in a sector body leading the apprenticeship agenda
oExperience of managing people either cross functionally or directly
oExperience of developing communications
oExperience of engaging with key govt. stakeholders in a senior capacity
oExperience of operating within a commercial environment
oExperience of operating at a strategic level Knowledge and Skills
Understand the recent historic context of apprenticeships including the rationale and motivations for the English govt. reform agenda. Be able to clearly articulate how these have resulted in the structures, organisations and approaches. Provide ongoing critical analysis of the extent to which the reform agenda is successful and where it needs to change or be improved.
Understand apprenticeships from the perspective of the employer; be able to articulate the challenges faced in implementing apprenticeship programmes.