Deputy Director, Commercial Delivery

London or Coventry
Circa £80,000
05 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprenticeships are playing an increasingly important role in equipping people with the right skills to meet employers’ needs for the 21st Century. Employers know best what makes someone competent in their role and what transferable skills they’ll need to succeed in the future so it is vital that it is employers themselves that lead the development of apprenticeship standards.

We were established in April 2017 and whilst still a relatively new organisation we have already achieved a great deal; we are supporting over 250 trailblazers (and over 2600 employers) with 215 apprenticeship standards already published and a further 300 in development.  We are fully staffed with a group of talented and motivated individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are making our operational plan a reality. Nevertheless, there is still more to do. We have established our structures and governance and are now focused on streamlining and improving our approach, taking into account feedback from stakeholders. In addition, our role is set to expand over the course of the next year as we take on new responsibilities in relation to classroom-based technical education. 

In this crucial role you will be responsible for overseeing the procuring and contracting of the Awarding Organisations who will deliver T Level qualifications. You will develop and deliver the commercial strategy for the Institute for Apprenticeships, oversee the appointment of contractors from tender to award, and manage the subsequent contract performance. You will have direct responsibility for a team of up to 20, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and sit as part of the senior leadership team. 

For further details about this role, please visit our website. 

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3960 or Adam Davidson on 020 7426 3964 at GatenbySanderson

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

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