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FE Careers Job

Head of Academies - National



£40,000 - £40,000 Per Annum



Permanent | Full Time




You will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership to the Academies Team and driving the strategy for growth within the division ensuring a high quality learning experience for all learners. You will lead on the sales and marketing strategy in order to deliver maximum utilisation of all academies and funding contracts providing high quality training opportunities to hard to reach learners.

Role Information

Significantly contribute to our strategic development plan which sets out the vision and key targets for the growth within our Academies

Implement our strategic development plan to grow and develop the Academy provision in key sectors as a result of employer demand, LMI research and intelligence gathering

Identify and implement the ongoing changes to delivery and employer relationships that will be required to support ESF Programmes, Study Programmes, Traineeships, 19+ AEB/Loans into the future

Monitor and manage learner recruitment, success and progression in line with budgeted revenue requirements

Ensure that all delivery is cost effective with monitoring and management of budgeted expenditure

Responsibility for the daily/weekly/monthly managing, monitoring and reporting of KPI’s and the development and implementation of procedures and associates documentation for the employer and learner journey for all Academy provision

Liaise with the MIS team to produce reports including analysis of KPI’s to be shared with teams as appropriate

Develop and manage Academy staff including full time and associate assessors to ensure delivery of the provision is maintained to a high standard, with the provision fully staffed across all sites

Effectively manage team performance and underperformance through robust and timely review

Develop, review and revise curriculum delivery materials to support the delivery of current and new programmes

Build strong networks with employers, Funding agencies, Schools, Local Councils, DWP, JCP, etc to identify and maximise on funding opportunities for Academies

Contribute to research to identify new areas of employer need and new products and markets

Contribute to the development of a marketing strategy to support the plans for growth in Academies delivery and income and to establish and maintain our reputation as an employer responsive provider

Liaise with the other delivery teams regarding contract requirements and  engagement activities for the delivery of funded provision

Contribute to our positioning to be able to respond to the changes to the relevant funding models and develop fully costed delivery models where necessary

Developing our Academies brand, promoting our offering to schools, parents, young people and businesses

Work collaboratively with our Quality team to effectively monitor and manage all Academy provision, including performance management and audit compliance

Effective development of the Academies Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), in collaboration with other associated teams, leading to Self-Assessment Report compilation for Academy delivery which contributes to the company’s strategic and operational targets

Implement and comply with the Company’s Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Data Protection Act and Health and Safety Policies

Ensure the maintenance of confidentiality and professionalism at all times

Undertake professional development activities for staff across the Academies

Promote equal opportunities and recognition of diversity throughout the company

Undertake such duties as may be required commensurate with the level of responsibility and nature of the job in discussion with your line manager


Experience of a variety of funding streams

Experience of curriculum design and development

Experience of driving high standards of teaching and learning and implementing quality processes

Hold relevant teaching qualifications and experience of delivering a variety of delivery models