Swatpro Academy Training Manager

The vacancy

We are in an exciting position to recruit an experienced, passionate, and self-motivated Training Manager to manage our Academy, delivering Apprenticeships, AEB and English and math qualifications

The successful candidate will be required to lead and manage Tutors, support delivery of the programs and to plan/maintain budgetary requirements. They will ensure that all the programmes within their portfolio are delivered to the agreed curriculum Standard and qualification frameworks and methodology, and ensure they meet internal and external standards for quality and impact. This includes Ofsted and ESFA requirements.

The Training Manager role is permanent full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Essential Skills and requirements for the role, but not limited to:

•Experience of delivering Apprenticeship and AEB programmes

•Experience in practitioner area

•Managing and Developing staff

•Leading and coaching staff

•Performance management

•Effective record keeping and reporting

•Financial management

•Working to targets

•Handling complexity

•A-C/9-4 English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent)

Please read the Job Description for all essential requirements for this role.

The Salary will be between £30,000 and £35,000 dependent on experience and proven competence.You will receive 30 days holiday per year plus all bank holidays, and Stakeholder’s Pension Scheme with employer contributions up to 5%. You can download the job description here.

South West Association of Training Providers (Swatpro)

South West Association of Training Providers Ltd (Swatpro) was formed in 2011 as a partnership of employers and training providers to provide an effective, not-for-profit, efficient and cost-effective training provider partnership supporting employers and learners predominantly, but not exclusively within the South West.

The company has a unique pedigree as it is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with its membership being established providers approved on the Education and Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers with a history of delivering high quality learning and skills

Offering apprenticeships to levy and non-levy paying employers across the following sectors:

  • Accountancy
  • Animal Care & Welfare
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Health (hospitals)
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Digital (Cyber Security & Network Infrastructure)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Early Years Education
  • Engineering
  • Forklift Engineering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Outdoors, Leisure and Events
  • Retail

Leading on expertise in the delivery of apprenticeship standards for both levy and non-levy businesses, delivering cost-effective, high-quality, flexible skills solutions that meet the needs of the modern workplace and deliver high return on investment.

Swatpro Academy

As part of South West Association of Training Providers, Swatpro Academy is a Training Company that supports apprenticeships and other training programmes in the Business Skills, Care, Engineering and Hospitality and Catering sectors.

The candidate

The successful candidate will have demonstratable competence and experience working in the sector and will hold the relevant knowledge skills and behaviors and the ability to professionally communicate and support.

For more details, please email Rod Davis at r.davis@swatpro.org.uk

To apply for this role, please send a recent CV by email to Rod Davis at r.davis@swatpro.org.uk

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

The application process

A recent CV should be submitted by email and sent to the Swatpro CEO Rod Davis by 5pm on Friday August 12th, 2022.

The selection process will include a 10 minute presentation, an interview with a small panel of 3 Swatpro representatives and a scenario to work through to support discussion in the interview.

The application pack

The documents within the application pack and their use and application,




Applicant information

For applicant to read providing information on the role

Not applicable

Job Description and person specification

For applicant information

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To be sent by email

Submitted by email to r.davis@swatpro.org.uk by 5pm on August 12th, 2022.

Application form

The selected applicants will be invited to complete the application form post selection for interview

Not applicable at the initial application stage

Reference pro forma

The example form that will be sent to candidate referees by Swatpro

Not applicable

Self - Declaration form

To be completed by candidate and if selected for interview bring in a sealed envelope to the interview.

August 12th, 2022

Organisation name: Swatpro Academy

Contact name: Rod Davis

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01392 437659

Contact website: https://www.swatproacademy.org.uk/

Salary: £30,000 and £35,000

Location: Devon (flexible working can be discussed)

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 12 August 2022

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