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Are you looking for rewarding work in a growing organisation?

Working at The Skills Network, you will be joining a diverse workforce who produce fantastic results and are passionate about what they do.

Some of the benefits of working at The Skills Network include:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee rewards & discounts platform
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Excellent personal development opportunities from our catalogue of accredited courses
  • Working as part of a large team in a friendly open office

Current Vacancies

Business Development Manager - Home Based

Salary bracket: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum + commission

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

 

Who we are:

The Skills Network is one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK. With numerous courses available, we help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities or to simply gain knowledge of a certain subject, The Skills Network's nationally recognised qualifications are available for the public to buy on our site, enabling people to get exactly what they need to make their next step in life

About the role:

Due to the continuous expansion of our organisation, we are looking to appoint a number of Business Development Managers to work in conjunction with our team who lead on maintaining and growing our customer base within the learning technology industry. 

We have a large growth plan for our learning technology division and therefore require individuals who can contribute to this exciting product set, so we can recognise our vision of being the learning technology provider of choice over the next 3-5 years.  You will be accountable for an individual income target and will be fundamental to sales both in the field and online in order to drive both our UK and International business streams.

If you’re looking for a role that is fast paced, rewarding and has an uncapped potential earning pot, then this job is for you.

About you:

We are searching for a dynamic person who has a successful history of selling tech products to organisations, preferably in the education sector but not essential. Ideally you will have a strong sales background; with experience of delivering presentations and closing large deals. If you have a willingness to learn and develop we 

In return, you will join an ever-growing team who share the same passion for the business, whilst being given clearly defined objectives for now and the future.

Employee benefits:

- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

- PRP bonus

- Reward Platform

- Company laptop

- Mobile phone

- Pension scheme

- Employee assistance programme

- On-site break room with a TV and pool table

- Free parking

- Eye care vouchers

- Biannual company events


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Business Development Manager - Home Based

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Head office, Selby, North Yorkshire

Who we are:

The Skills Network is one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK. With numerous courses available, we help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities or to simply gain knowledge of a certain subject, The Skills Network's nationally recognised qualifications are available for the public to buy on our site, enabling people to get exactly what they need to make their next step in life.

What the role involves:

The Apprenticeships Business Development Manager will ensure The Skills Network’s products and services are well established within the Education and Corporate sector, whilst building and maintaining a reputation for excellence across our core of Apprenticeship courses as well as maintaining excellent customer relationships.

Responsibilities/duties:


    • Confident in selling a high-ROI solution
    • Extensive knowledge of selling Apprenticeships which includes but is not limited to:
      • Digital (Digital Marketer, Infrastructure Technician, Software Development, and/or Data Analyst)
      • Early Years and Education
      • Health & Social Care
      • Business Leadership & Management
      • Finance & Accounting
    • Demonstrating the value propositions of our products and services
    • Exceptional qualification skills and accurate forecasting over an annual period
    • Navigating complex sales cycles, building consensus and successfully navigating sales processes to close
    • Provide leadership, support and direction to all sales management and teams
    • Set departmental KPIs and targets and ensure these are monitored across the department on a monthly basis
    • Devise, implement, monitor and review departmental strategic objectives and targets on a regular basis
    • Devise, implement, monitor and review departmental processes, policies and practices and ensure appropriate steps are taken for continued development and improvement
    • Devise, implement, monitor and review sales strategies to ensure these are effective and integrate alternative methodologies as and when appropriate
    • To ensure new business opportunities are continuously developed by the team and self
    • To provide analysis reports to Director of Business Development and/or SMT on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

    General

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    • Adhere to policies and procedures of the business
    • Undertake any training relevant to the efficient execution of any of the above duties and take responsibility for his/her own professional development
    • Undertake necessary Health and Safety responsibilities and duties as required by this post
    • Undertake any necessary data protection responsibilities and duties as required by the post
    • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by Line Management from time to time
    • Ensure the office is clean and tidy and clear desk policy is adhered to. 

Benefits:

  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Employee rewards & discounts platform
  • Excellent personal development (CPD) opportunities
  • Eye care vouchers

What next? 

​If you are ready to take the next step in your career then apply today!

Closing date for applications: 24th August 2022 

Interviews:​ TBC 

At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to any characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant’s, colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Chief Technology Officer - Nationwide

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Selby, North Yorkshire - Remote/ Hybrid 

Who we are:

The Skills Network is one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK. With numerous courses available, we help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities or to simply gain knowledge of a certain subject, The Skills Network's nationally recognised qualifications are available for the public to buy on our site, enabling people to get exactly what they need to make their next step in life.

​What the role involves:

Reporting to the CEO, the role holder is accountable for developing and delivering the technology strategy to enable TSN to continue to grow and expand its tech products and services.  As the technical lead and decision-maker, part of the executive leadership team, the role will inform the strategic direction of the business and drive the digitisation of the organisation in its systems and processes.

Responsibilities/duties:

  • Developing our new EQUAL technology to fulfil our ambitious and digitally driven strategy whilst ensuring EQUAL 1 continues to meet the needs of the business
  • Leading on the development of our client-facing and internal technology products; from concept, development, delivery, maintenance and continuous improvement
  • Design and deliver the technology strategy and road map to enable TSN to continue to grow its business through expansion of products and tech services.
  • Set the agenda and make decisions to create a short, mid and long term plan for technical solutions and developments and be accountable for timely delivery.
  • Make recommendations and executive decisions and present business benefits for technology initiatives and improvements to drive efficiency.
  • Introduce more advanced UCD techniques (rapid prototyping, remote testing etc.) to improve efficiency in the user experience process and the quality of the solution.
  • Optimize the use and development of existing systems, applications and information.
  • Create one team to support a great customer experience and identify opportunities for innovative, flexible, digital and technical solutions for our learners and partners.
  • Lead and develop the team to deliver business objectives and maximise their potential and identify talent.
  • Ensure we are building outstanding UX for our learners, customers and other stakeholders.
  • To develop and enhance the technology governance for our technology products including architecture, change control, security, planning, disaster recovery and business continuity. Ensuring The Skills Network as it grows and develops as an organisation operates high standards of technology assurance.
  • Plan and manage large-scale projects; identifying activities that need to be carried out, and resource required, in a structured way for large-scale and complex projects with multiple work-streams.
  • Accountable for determining, tracking and controlling technology budget spend and timely delivery of the plan.
  • Conducting research to remain up to date and knowledgeable regarding industry trends and emerging technologies and new digital processes and improve use of technology across the business to drive efficiency.
  • Share information and develop the knowledge of the Executive and Development teams in technical solutions and their application.
  • Influence and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to optimize the use of technology in delivering our services and supporting our growth.
  • Ensure that technology practices adhere to relevant regulatory standards and that TSN can demonstrate to key stakeholders its compliance.

About you:

  • Proven track record of delivering strategy at a similar level
  • Leadership experience at a similar level
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field or equivalent
  • Proven success building high performing technical teams
  • Experience in developing and delivering multi-year technology and data systems strategy
  • In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of all aspects of the UX approach and the ability to apply them flexibly across a variety of project types.
  • Awareness of Service Design techniques and how these can be applied to digital user experience.
  • Able to contribute at a high level to overall strategic client approach, taking into account relevant marketplace, consumer and technology factors.
  • Managing and influencing external and internal stakeholders
  • Able to develop UE solutions for a wide variety of platforms and devices.
  • Can apply solid user experience and usability principles while looking for opportunities to innovate.

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Benefits:

  • Hybrid working
  • 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Employee rewards & discounts platform
  • Eye care vouchers

What next? 

​If you are ready to take the next step in your career then apply today!

Closing date for applications: 13th August 2022

Interviews:​ TBC 

At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to any characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant’s, colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Sales Development Representative (AEB) - Home Based

Salary: £22,5000 plus bonus

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Selby, North Yorkshire (remote working will be considered for this position)

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Development Representative to join our Sales Team here at our Head Office in Selby. This is a full-time permanent role working 37.5 hours per week.

In this fast-paced role, you will support the continued growth of the company by overseeing the appointment setting and diary management of the field-based Head of Sales & Business Development and the Head of Client Engagement. You will work closely with the team by setting appointments with businesses over the phone, via social platforms and email by utilising leads supplied through various marketing channels and cold calling.

About you:

You will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual with previous sales and/or customer service experience in a target driven environment. You will have an excellent telephone manner, strong work ethic and the ability to handle a high volume of calls. You will be highly motivated and able to work without constant supervision.

If you are a sales focused, self-starter with a drive to succeed and are ready to take the next step in your career then we would like to hear from you!

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Employee benefits:

- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

- Pension scheme

- Employee assistance programme

- On-site break room with a TV and pool table

- Discounted gym membership

- Free parking

- Excellent personal development opportunities

- Eye care vouchers

- Free Fruit

- Biannual company events

- Working as part of a large team in a friendly open office.

Closing date for applications: 22nd August 2022

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Internal Quality Assurer – Early Years - Nationwide

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Homebased, Nationwide

Who we are:

The Skills Network is one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK, in our last Ofsted inspection in 2018, we were graded as ‘Good’. With numerous distance learning courses at level 2 and 3, we help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities or to simply gain knowledge of a certain subject, The Skills Network's nationally recognised qualifications are available via our Adult Education Budget or for learners to purchase on our site, enabling people to get exactly what they need to make their next step in life.

What the role involves:

Working as part of the Quality team and alongside the Apprenticeship and Adult Learning delivery teams, the purpose of this role is to actively contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment for all learners within the TSN Early Years Academy.

This will be achieved through the effective implementation of specific quality assurance and improvement mechanisms as well as taking an active role in overseeing delivery. A passionate and ambitious commitment to high quality education is a must for this post as well as a proven track record of achieving challenging targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Responsibilities/duties:

  • Assist with delivering full training and support sessions for new and existing Trainers, Tutors, and Assessors, progressing them to achieve a ‘good’ grade or higher in all areas
  • Develop, maintain, and implement an Academy-based QIP, owning the activity that arises from this, contributing to the organisation-wide QIP
  • Work with other IQAs to develop, undertake and maintain an observation of teaching, learning, and assessment strategy, acting swiftly on outcomes
  • Use the Sampling Strategy, to ensure Learners ‘at risk’ are identified quickly and areas of concern are mitigated
  • Develop, undertake, and maintain the Academy standardisation calendar, using risk areas as the main focus, alongside Awarding Organisations requirements and actions to deliver effective sessions
  • Undertake IQA sampling, and any other qualification sampling/moderation duties across Apprenticeships, Adult Learning, and Functional Skills qualifications
  • Drive the company ‘SWANS’ assessment framework within Apprenticeships and Adult Learning to standardise practices
  • Manage and assist with the quality checks of Learner portfolios ahead of EQA visits as requested
  • Use various platforms to ensure all Learner records, progress and reporting are kept up to date
  • Undertake curriculum, course, and content reviews in your area of expertise, working closely with Product Development

About you:

  • TAQA/CAVA assessment qualification (or equivalent)
  • Level 4 IQA qualification (or equivalent)
  • Teaching and Learning qualification (AET/PTLLS or higher/equivalent) is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working in the modern training/education sector
  • Proven ability of implementing a highly effective quality assurance system
  • Knowledge, skill, and successful track record for the delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment practice which contributes to excellent Learner progress and outcomes

Benefits:

  • Homebased/remote working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Employee rewards & discounts platform
  • Excellent personal development (CPD) opportunities
  • Eye care vouchers

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th August

Interviews:TBC

   

At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to any characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant’s, colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Internal Quality Assurer - Early Years

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Functional Skills Tutor - Hybrid

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Yorkshire, Hybrid

Who we are:

The Skills Network is one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK, in our last Ofsted inspection in 2018, we were graded as ‘Good’. With numerous distance learning courses at level 2 and 3, we help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities or to simply gain knowledge of a certain subject, The Skills Network's nationally recognised qualifications are available via our Adult Education Budget or for learners to purchase on our site, enabling people to get exactly what they need to make their next step in life.

What the role involves:

In line with our vision to contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality education and training, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Functional Skills Tutor to join our reputable and growing Quality team.

The purpose of this role is to actively contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality education and training for all Learners studying within the relevant areas of The Skills Network.

This will be achieved through the effective implementation of specific quality assurance and improvement mechanisms as well as taking an active role in the delivery of high-quality teaching, assessment, feedback, and support for learners studying on qualifications within the relevant area.

A passionate and ambitious commitment to high quality education is a must for this post as well as a proven track record of achieving challenging targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

In addition, the capability to operate effectively from home is essential with occasional travel to the Selby office.

Responsibilities/duties:

  • Effective implementation of The Skills Network teaching, assessment, marking and feedback standards within all areas ensuring consistency across all Learners
  • Oversee the delivery of functional skills at L1 and L2 via virtual classrooms and 1:1 dedicated support
  • Review and develop learning resources as part of standardisation meeting activities with our Curriculum and Quality Leads and assist with the running of these
  • Prepare Learners for functional skills exams, including speaking and listening assessments and carry these out where appropriate to meet awarding body requirements
  • Assist with the risk management of Learners and/or partners (when appropriate), providing guidance, support, teaching and assessment as required to increase overall progress and achievement rates
  • Support and input into the company self-assessment report and quality improvement plan (SAR/QIP)

About you:

  • Thorough understanding of IQA and EQA including its implementation consistently in a large complex organisation
  • Experience of carrying out high quality internal verification practice
  • Experience of delivering effective training to deliver teaching, learning and assessment improvements
  • Ability to evaluate the documentation that supports the stages of the Learner Journey e.g., schemes of work, assessment schedules
  • Level 4 Qualification within subject specific area (or equivalent)
  • TAQA or equivalent assessing / verification qualification
  • Teaching and Learning Qualification
  • Internal verification and/or quality assurance qualification is desirable yet not essential

Benefits:

  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Employee rewards & discounts platform
  • Excellent personal development (CPD) opportunities
  • Eye care vouchers

Closing date for applications: Thursday 18th August

Interviews:TBC


At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to any characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant’s, colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Functional Skills Tutor Job Description

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