To lead the Community Learning and Skills (CLS) Service to deliver a high-quality adult learning programme that meets the needs of Adults in the area. The role holder will represent the Council in the Learning and Skills Sector, both in the south east and nationally to ensure the Service is recognised both as being at the forefront of innovation and the professional way it is led and managed. The role will develop, implement, monitor, and report on the adult learning Strategic Plan that: meets ESFA contractual objectives; contributes to targets in the councils Corporate Plan; and addresses adult learning priorities in the area through well designed programmes of Adult Skills, Apprenticeships and Community Learning. While ensuring that grant funding is properly expended and recorded, and the relevant returns made to the ESFA. Deliver services which meet the Ofsted definition of good and outstanding, conducting regular self-evaluation and inviting peer review to continuously improve services. Lead as the Post 16 lead for the County Council liaising and working in partnership with partner FE Colleges and sixth forms to ensure that services support participation and progression pathways into education, employment, and training opportunities. Promote and develop apprenticeships. Support delivery of the wider transformation programmes of the County Council.
You will have strong experience of working in the sector of adult and community learning at a senior level. Ability to think strategically and translate strategic objectives into operational strategies, with extensive knowledge of current national trends, policies, and activities in adult learning.
You will also have experience of leading continuous quality improvement ensuring that service quality standards and requirements of Ofsted and the Education and Skills Funding (ESFA) are met, with the goal of moving the Service toward being judged as an Outstanding provider of adult learning by Ofsted .