Learning Curve Group are a national training and education specialist we work with further education providers, employers, and learners to help them achieve success. We have strong values which are all centred around our learners – and that is how we believe it should be, as we impact on over 100,000 of them every year. Our ‘Purple People’, the dedicated and passionate people of LCG, help us to deliver success no matter what, to achieve our vision to ‘transform lives through learning’. Our Academies Division here at Learning Curve Group is made up of 17 Academies specialising in Hair & Beauty, Construction, Business & Pre-Uniformed Services. Our Construction Academies are based in both Middlesbrough & Sunderland we specialise in Trades which include Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry & Joinery and Painting & Decorating. Our offering of provision in these areas vary from Short & Long Courses to Apprenticeships and Study Programmes where our learners will receive experience of trading within a fully working workshop.

Key Responsibilities

As an Academy Manager you will drive the passion and success through the academy and will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership to the Construction Academy team as well as driving Learning Curve Groups strategy for our Academies Division, whilst ensuring a high-quality learning experience for our learners. You will support with the strategic growth plans for the provision maximising all opportunities across the UK and local area as well as creating or advising on new ideas for new provision areas.

You will need these important qualities:
  • Excellent communication at all levels
  • Self motivated decision maker
  • Adaptable and able to work under pressure with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent People skills for developing relationships with colleagues at all levels & learners.
  • Ability to voice your own opinions and ideas to all levels.
  • Creative thinker
  • Manage and monitor the overall academy performance to maintain high standards of professionalism and quality of the provision, using agreed KPI’s to meet key company objectives.
  • Develop and line manage Academy staff to ensure delivery of the provision is maintained to a high standard, with the provision fully staffed.
  • Ensure that all Tutors/Assessors maintain their CPD requirements in line with the guidelines as specified by the Awarding Body.
  • Develop strategies and drive improvements in relation to learner attendance, retention, and achievement.
  • Responsibility for producing daily/weekly/monthly reports in relation to academy performance and learner progress and report to the executive team where required.
  • Support the Head of Functional Skills in the management of the functional skills scheduling and ensure all teaching staff participate in the classroom delivery of the functional skills.
  • Contribute to the actions set out in the Quality Improvement Plan and ensure that it is disseminated to all Academy staff and that the QIP actions are delivered.
  • Ensure that the academy is cost effective with monitoring and management of budgeted expenditure.
  • Support the Academy business development office to support engagement activity 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA                                                                                                                         
We love to develop our people so even if you don't meet 100% of the essential criteria, we strongly encourage you to apply. 
  • Produce ad hoc reports as and when required.
  • Maintain own CPD.
  • Comply and follow all processes within the Health and Safety Policy
  • Comply and follow all processes within the IT Policy and, Data Protection and Information Security Policy
  • Promote equal opportunities and recognition of diversity throughout the company.
  • Previous experience within the Construction Industry
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                               

    You’re unique – and we love that about you. As an equal opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

    Don’t just take our word for it though! Our commitment to a number of covenants and pledges will show you just how serious we are about equal opportunities for all:
    • Disability Confident Employer
    • Armed Forces Covenant Silver
    • Domestic Abuse Covenant
    • Durham Enable
    • Care Leaver Covenant

    PURPLE PERKS                                                                                                                                             

    26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays 
    We understand the gift of time, whether it’s to see your loved ones or just spending time doing the things you love. That’s why in addition to your basic allowance of 26 days your annual leave allowance can rise to as much as  44 days per annum (inclusive of BH)  because of these amazing extra leave perks:

    Buy & Sell | You can buy sell up to an extra 5 days annual leave each year
    2YRS Service | Staff who have 2YRS service received an extra 2 days annual leave
    5YRS Service | Staff who have 5YRS service receive a further 2 days annual leave
    10YRS Service | Staff who have 10YRS service receive a further 1 days annual leave

    We have a huge range of perks which you can look at here 

    HEAD OFFICE PERKS                                                                                                                  
    We wish we could provide these to all, but as a national company its not always possible. However these perks are available to all staff when they attend our incredible Head Office space. 
    • Electric Car charging points
    • Free fruit, Coffee and Tea
    • Onsite Shower
    • Prayer room on request or list of nearest available places of worship

    If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or need support in applying for this role, please contact our recruitment team on 01388 777129 or

    Working Flexibly 
    If the working hours, days or times don't quite meet your needs please contact us to see if we can accommodate working flexibly. 

    Essential Criteria

    Learners are at the centre of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If your role is applicable, the successful applicant will be required to provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. Depending on your role, we may also need to carry out a DBS check.