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Area Manager - Sussex (fixed term contract)

Covering Sussex (Office base Whiteley, Hampshire)
Salary Details:
Circa 32K depending on experience plus car allowance.
25 Apr 2021
About the role

Area Manager

Location: Sussex (regional office based in Whiteley, Hampshire)

Salary: circa £32,000 per annum plus car allowance.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Area Manager to join our Education Development Trust careers team covering Sussex area (Regional Office base Whiteley).  This role is to start May/June 2021

As Area Manager, you will play a key role in the regional management of the contract area.  You will effectively manage the successful operation and delivery of the National Careers Service in a designated area; managing performance to ensure contractual targets and quality standards are met.

Due to current Covid restrictions this role is likely to require virtual engagement in the short to medium term, and therefore candidates will need to be comfortable with engaging with potential and actual programme beneficiaries through virtual means. Going forward we expect the role to have a more blended approach with both virtual and face to face interactions.

You will:

  • have experience of managing teams, ideally across multiple sites
  • have experience of managing performance in a payment by results environment
  • have a collaborative approach with demonstrable experience of building and maintaining both internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • have the ability to translate national policy direction and strategic objectives into practical local plans and actions
  • be organised and methodical with excellent administration and IT skills including knowledge and understanding of social media
  • have an understanding of the career information, advice & guidance agenda for adults
  • have knowledge of the labour market and issues relating to learning and employment.
  • A good working knowledge of using online platforms for meetings and other work commitments
  • Have a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for business use to travel across the region.

In return we offer a competitive salary, a generous holiday allowance (30 days & bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme and a range of other voluntary benefits.

In addition we offer excellent training and family friendly policies to support flexible working and a range of health and discount benefits.

Job Type: 12 month fixed term contract /Full-Time

Deadline for applications: Sunday 25th April with interviews taking place early May 

(Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if enough applications are received). Interviews will be virtual and take place over Microsoft Teams.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service

About the organisation
Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.