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Area Manager - Somerset/Dorset

Covering Dorset and Somerset (Office base Taunton)
Salary Details:
Circa 32K depending on experience plus car allowance.
06 Dec 2020
About the role

Area Manager

Location: Somerset and Dorset (regional office based in Taunton)

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 Dorset and Somerset and potentially part of Devon (Regional Office base Taunton).  This role is to start in January 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: Permanent/Full-Time

Deadline for applications: Sunday 6th December with interviews taking place throughout December.

(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.