Project Manager

2021-01-12 09:50:482023-10-07National Skills Agency
Job TypeContract
AreaLondon, EnglandLondonEnglandLondon
SectorAssessors / Coaches / Trainers / TutorsProject & Programme Management
Start Date
Telephone020 3953 1984
Job RefJL/PM
Job Views113

Type of position: 

30 Month Fixed Term  

Contract with potential for  permanent.


As determined to deliver on the job

Annual Leave: 

25 days per annum pro-rata (a period of which must be  taken between Xmas and  New Year)


Job Purpose: 

Ownership of the ESF Programme. Managing a team and performance to ensure seamless and quality driven delivery alongside the management of subcontractors - facilitating opportunities for growth and development for my client that lead on from this programme


Overall ownership of the delivery of the ESF programme. 

Develop and deliver an Implementation Plan for the project.  

Develop processes and procedures that are ESF compliant, and meet the evidence/audit  requirements. 

Advise, support and inform partners on project development, implementation and reporting.
Line management of all delivery staff to ensure a high-quality experience is delivered to all participants  and employers, and key ESF priorities are met.  

To manage subcontractors and their performance; engage with and support them in developing their  programmes that deliver on the ESF Project outcomes. 

Management of subcontractors, including contract meetings and management of subcontractors risk  rating. Managing support and inventions as required.  

Working with Training and Quality Manager to oversee quality audits/observations/complaints/  compliments. 

Understanding of ESF Rules and Regulations, as well as governance and compliance with all  associated funding rules, ESF regulations, and awarding organisation regulations are delivered. 
Management of all key KPI’s, including contract performance and quality of delivery. Building strong client relationships, in order to facilitate opportunities for growth and development of  programmes to support the delivery of the wider programme. 

Managing all programme data collection, including participation and progression data to maximise contract performance. 

To manage and coordinate the Project Board/Advisory Group. 

To liaise with project partners, delivery partners and stakeholders and the Managing Authorities as  required.  

To prepare reports and presentations to assist with the promotion of ESF externally and for  accountability purposes.

To report to the contracting authority on project delivery and outcomes, and attend progress meetings  with the MD.  

Produce monthly reports to the Board. 

Work closely with our Associate Director - Sales and Marketing - to maximise apprenticeship and  further training progression opportunities for learners and employers engaged with the programme
Take an active role in the selection of new team members, ensuring sufficient capacity to meet current  and pipeline learner volumes. 

Work with the Programme Manager to mobilise the my client direct delivery element of the contract.
Prepare the specification and manage the delivery of the Pan London Early Years Job Vacancy  website.  

Ensure high standards of health and safety at all times in accordance with regulations and policy,  notifying the line manager or appropriate manager of any risks. 

To collect information about project outcomes and successes 

Undertake observations and reviews to monitor trainer/assessor performance and progress. Monitor quality of teaching and learning materials and OneFile set up and use in line with  standardisation/direction



A team player with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range  of stakeholders and partners at all levels. 

Strong experience in managing training delivery programmes, on time, in budget, and with the  deliverable outcomes achieved. 

Excellent people management skills and knowledge of executing relevant HR processes.
Strong drive to achieve commercial results. 

The necessary experience, skills and personal qualities to develop outstanding relationships with both  internal and external clients.  

High ethical, professional and administrative standards with a focus on accurate documentation and  filing (to be compliant with EU regulations) 

Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
Good presentation skills 


Knowledge of Early Years Sector. 

An ability to identify commercial opportunities to maximise income within the department in line with my client's strategic plan. 

Previous experience of European Social Funding 

A teaching qualification at level 4 or above, PGCE, DTTLS. 

Assessment and Internal Verification / Quality Assurance Qualification; A1, CAVA, V1, IQA There is also the requirement to pass an Enhanced DBS check.

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As a result of the high number of applications we receive for each role advertised we regret that we may be unable to deliver individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not been contacted within 7 days then unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. We will retain your details with the intention of keeping you informed of other suitable opportunities that may arise.

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