Introduction

Learning Curve Group is a national training and education specialist. We work with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. Since 2004, Learning Curve Group (LCG) has grown both organically and through acquisition to become one of the largest and most diverse providers in the country. We have strong values which are all centred around our learners – and that's 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’. The postholder will be responsible for internally quality assuring Housing qualifications accountable for all quality activities within our Quality Framework. This will include carrying out assurance activities in line with Awarding Organisations and our internal requirements, preparing and supporting our trainers with end point assessment preparation. This will then be followed up by identifying and delivering on the development needs of the delivery staff, to provide a focused wrap around service. This is an exciting opportunity to join our extremely fast growing property sector, with an award winning team of vocational skills coaches.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that assurance sampling and development activities are carried out in a timely and effective manner and in accordance with the Quality framework, individual development needs and external partner requirements, reporting to appropriate managers
  • Review the best practice seen from the assurance and development activities and contribute to the approaches to transfer and capture impact across the provision
  • Proactive approach to driving monthly completions with allocated delivery according to predictions
  • Participate in the coaching and training provided to the delivery team and measure the impact on processes within the learner journey, such as CEIAG, teaching, learning, assessment, and next steps advice
  • Support operational teams in developing reflective and evaluative practice during self-assessment and improvement planning activities, including, within operational meetings were required
  • Positively challenge where quality is not met and drive continuous improvement in the professional practice of delivery staff
  • Liaising with appropriate staff to ensure that systems in support of teaching, learning and assessment, verification and any additional support required are fully implemented
  • Support and ensure delivery staff embed the cross-cutting wider skill themes of Safeguarding/Prevent, Equality & Diversity/Inclusion, British Values and Health & Safety/Well-being, digital skills development and on-line safety are throughout the learning programme
  • Contribute to the staff recruitment and induction process and assuring the suitability of new delivery staff
  • Work closely with the Curriculum Development team to advise on the development and revision of curriculum in the identified provision area
  • Undertake CPD and sector updating to ensure the contractual requirements of the post and the needs of the department at met.  Including embracing different styles of training techniques, e-learning, tutorial sessions or coaching
  • Provide Line Manager with accurate and up to date information, including requesting reporting
  • Ensure the completion of all IQA paperwork/online documentation required to meet audit requirements is in place
  • Undertake observations of teaching, learning and assessment including learning walks on direct and where required subcontracted provision, including face to face and remote observations.  Reporting any high-risk aspects to your respective Quality Manager
  • Support delivery staff in getting the learners readiness for gateway and EPA assessments robust, this includes conducting mock EPA activity were required (Apps only)
  • Carry out sector specific standardisation activities in line with internal and Awarding Organisation requirements, lead and prepare for EQA and Quality review visits as allocated by your Quality Manager

Essential Criteria

Qualifications
 
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Sector Qualification to at least level 4 or 5 dependent on qualifications being sampled
  • Relevant Assessor Qualification
  • Relevant Internal Quality Assurer Qualification
  • Level 2 numeracy and literacy (or GCE/GCSE equivalent) (desirable)
  • A management qualification (desirable)

Experience
  • Appropriate teaching, assessing and IQA experience in terms of breadth and depth
  • Vocational experience within the sector for which you will IQA of at least 4 years
  • Coaching and developing the practice of others
  • A track record of outcomes against KPIs
  • A trend of consistently good or better teaching observations
  • Demonstrable experience of sharing practice and resources
  • Managing change
  • Delivering and assessing teaching and assessor qualifications (desirable)
  • Demonstrate experience of developing and quality assuring practitioners using a range of digital programmes/platforms
  • Solid knowledge of office software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word

Knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of the Education Inspection Framework
  • Detailed knowledge of a company’s Quality Framework and audit regime
  • Detailed and practical understanding of teaching, learning and assessment for learning
  • Detailed knowledge of Internal Quality Assurance
 

    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


    YOUR OTHER PURPLE PERKS
    • Early Finish Fridays | Our staff can enjoy a 4PM finish on the last Friday of Every Month
    • Armed Forces Covenant Silver | Extra leave entitlements for reservists 
    • Healthcare Scheme 
    • Tech Scheme
    • Cycle Scheme
    • Social events 
    • Company Sick Pay and Bereavement Leave
    • Uniform provided  

    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 Workforus@Learningcurvegroup.co.uk

    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 applicable, the successful applicant will be required to provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. Dependning on your role, we may also need to carry out a DBS check.