Employer Relationship Officer – Full Time or Part Time (Job Share)

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual to join North Kent College’s Business Development team as an Employer Relationship Officer.

Hours of Work:   Full time (37 hours per week (Mon to Fri), 52 weeks per annum) or part time (job share) patterns will be considered.

Salary:   £25,600 per annum (full time equivalent).

Location:  The role is multi-sited; the nature of the work will require travel to any of the College sites and to employer sites.

As one of four EROs in the team, you will be responsible for finding industry placements for our students with a range of employers in the local and regional area. Key to this role is the ability to engage with students, teaching staff and employers alike, finding the best mutually-beneficial placements based on the students’ skills, courses and the needs of employers.

You will be integral to the College’s vision of making our students the first choice for employers.

This is the role for you if you:

  • can successfully communicate and engage with businesses, building excellent customer relationships;
  • can identify opportunities and convert them for the benefit of students, employers and the College;
  • have outstanding interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, and have experience of being the first point of contact for customers seeking information, advice and guidance;
  • can demonstrate an ability to build good working relationships and gain respect from young people;
  • have an understanding of the benefits of CRM systems and sales activity reporting;
  • are a car owner with access to a vehicle during working hours, hold a clean driving licence, hold valid business use insurance and have the ability and willingness to travel across the region;
  • have knowledge of the Further Education or training sector, although this is not an essential requirement.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit North Kent College’s staff vacancies page.

In return, you can look forward to other excellent benefits including 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, life assurance, free parking, onsite nursery, restaurants and a coffee shop. In addition to the above, you will enjoy discounted sports facilities, gym membership and beauty treatments.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd November 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, providing it to the College for review.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Anyone can offer you a job, WE want to offer you a future! 

Why Parenta?

  • Flexible and supportive working ethos.
  • Opportunity for career advancement and further learning.
  • Warm and friendly working environment.
    Passionate colleagues and great team spirit.
  • £18k base with strong OTE potential of up to £25k
  • Excellent benefits including Private Medical Insurance, Generous holiday entitlement, Pension and profit share through our LLP structure.

At Parenta we bounce ideas around, challenge the status quo, act quickly, laugh constantly and celebrate success continuously! We work hard and we have fun along the way!

We provide unrivalled training, marketing and business software solutions to the £5BN Childcare Industry across the UK. To support our unprecedented growth, we are currently looking to for Telesales Executives to join our friendly team in selling funded training qualifications to Childcare businesses across the country, in order to support their employees learning and development.

About the role…

You’ll mix incoming leads and outbound calls to gather training requirements and assess and advise on the best qualification for childcare staff. At the same time, you’ll have the opportunity to cross-sell our other support services such as advanced software and websites. The aim is to create interest for our solutions and book appointments for Training Advisors and Development Partners.

The role does involve a high level of cold calling to childcare providers, so we’re keen to employ cheerful people who thrive in a busy sales team.

It’s a busy role therefore, time-management and organisational skills are as essential as is a positive outlook and self-motivation!

What we look for…

  • Experience in a sales role, ideally telephone sales.
  • Self-motivated with high levels of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-awareness and the desire for continuous personal improvement.
  • Good work ethic and passion for team comradery.
  • Positive attitude and drive to meet goals.
  • Resilience with the ability to recover from setbacks quickly.
  • IT literate, and have good knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

To learn more about us and our career opportunities, please visit us at https://www.parenta.com/

If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before submitting your application then please call Stella Joshua in the HR Department on 0800 002 9242.

We look forward to having you on board!

Parenta is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. Successful applicants for our roles must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

NB: No Recruitment Agencies please!

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individual regardless of their race, gender, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Anyone can offer you a job, WE want to offer you a future! 

At Parenta we bounce ideas around, challenge the status quo, act quickly, laugh constantly and celebrate success continuously! We work hard and we have fun along the way!

We are the UK’s largest childcare training provider and help over 2000 new learners every year. To support our unprecedented growth, we are currently looking to employ additional Assessors to deliver our range of qualifications to Childcare professionals across England. For specific location, please visit our Careers Page at https://www.parenta.com/work-with-us/

About the role… 

As an Assessor, you’ll draw on your experience of working with children and your ability to coach and enthuse people to support learners through their training. You’ll be travelling around your area to different settings, liaising with managers and carrying out assessments, so having your own transport is essential.

It’s a busy role with a mix of appointments, admin and keeping up to date with the latest policies and procedures. Time-management and organisational skills are as essential as a positive outlook and self-motivation!

What we look for…

  • A1 Award/TAQA/D32/33/CAVA (or equivalent)
  • NVQ L3+ qualification (or equivalent) in childcare
  • Full, Clean UK Driving Licence + access to own car for work
  • Strong IT Skills
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail in all your work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage various projects simultaneously.
  • Excels in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritise under pressure.

 Why Parenta? 

  • Quality over quantity – manageable caseloads.
  • Opportunity for career advancement and further learning.
  • Flexible and supportive working ethos.
  • Warm and friendly working environment.
  • Passionate colleagues and great team spirit
  • Laptop and mobile provided.
  • Home-based and then visiting learners covering assigned areas.
  • From £19-23k base plus commission, London Weighting, Profit Share
  • Excellent benefits including Commission, Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, Generous Holiday Entitlement, and profit share through our LLP structure.

To learn more about us, please visit us at https://www.parenta.com/

If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before submitting your application then please call Stella Joshua in the HR Department on 0800 002 9242.

We look forward to having you on board!

Parenta is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. Successful applicants for our roles must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individual regardless of their race, gender, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Anyone can offer you a job, we want to offer you a future! 

Why Parenta?

  • Build confidence and skills in a practical environment.
  • Opportunity for career advancement and further learning.
  • Warm and friendly working environment.
  • Passionate colleagues and great team spirit.
  • Flexible and supportive working ethos.
  • Up to £23K base salary.
  • Laptop and mobile provided.
  • Excellent benefits including 25 days paid holiday per year + standard bank holidays, Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Profit Share, Reduced gym membership, Childcare Vouchers, Company Sick Pay, Fresh fruit delivered weekly.

At Parenta we bounce ideas around, challenge the status quo, act quickly, laugh constantly and celebrate continuously! 

We provide unrivalled training, marketing and business software solutions to the £5BN Childcare Industry across the UK. To support our unprecedented growth, we are currently looking to hire an experienced Training Advisor, to successfully enrol learners to the various courses that Parenta offer.

About the role…

As Training Advisor at Parenta, you will ultimately be accountable for liaising with potential learners and childcare providers, to provide advice and guidance on the nature, duration and commitment required for every course provided by Parenta, ensuring that both the learner and Childcare provider understand the intricacies of the course before them.

The positions expectations… 

  • Providing professional and informative advice and guidance to potential learners and employers.
  • Carrying out enrolment interviews with potential learners, both over the phone and face-to-face. This will include a significant amount of time driving to and from Childcare settings.
  • Ensuring that all learners enrol on to appropriate courses and understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from Parenta.
  • Liaising and building relationships with employers to ensure that training provisions meet their business requirements and they are aware of any grants that may be available to them.
  • Discussing funding options with potential learners and employers based on the eligibility criteria of our funding partners and SFA guidelines.
  • Facilitating a smooth enrolment process, ensuring learners and employers understand the course content, course duration, mode of delivery and expected weekly amount of study time.
  • Ensuring learners are allocated to the correct funding partner, depending on eligibility and funding partner targets.
  • Arranging initial online functional skills assessments with learners and providing feedback and advice on their scores as appropriate.
  • Presenting funder specific start paperwork to both the learner and employer, ensuring both fully understand the terms and conditions of training and who is funding their training.
  • Achieving contractual targets as defined by the company, to include a reduction in the number of learner withdrawal statistics each month.

What we look for…

  • Experience within a comparable role within the apprenticeship sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities.
  • Excels in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Self-awareness and the desire for continuous personal improvement.
  • Good work ethics and passion for team comradery.
  • Positive attitude and drive to meet goals.
  • Resilience with the ability to recover from setbacks quickly.
  • Ability to manage multiple senior stakeholders and external parties.
  • A confident and articulate communicator.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to energise others.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritise under pressure.
  • Strong organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Full UK Driving Licence – with no more than 6 points and no bans in the last 5 years

To learn more about us and our career opportunities, please visit us at https://www.parenta.com/

If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before submitting your application then please call Stella Joshua in the HR Department on 0800 002 9242.

We look forward to having you on board!

Parenta is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. Successful applicants for our roles must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individual regardless of their race, gender, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

NB: No Recruitment Agencies, please!

JOB VACANCY

Contracts and Compliance MIS Administrator Role

Up to £18,500

Rochester, Kent

Full-Time / Permanent

Reporting to Contracts and Compliance Section Manager

IPS International are looking to recruit an MIS Administrator for the Contracts & Compliance Department.  We are an Apprenticeship Training Provider based in Medway, supporting learners and employers across the South East.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of government, education and funding rules and experience of working with data information and reporting software and systems.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Accurate data entry for subcontracted provision
  • Data report creation and distribution
  • Monitoring of compliance against ESFA funding rules
  • Data error resolution
  • Attendance monitoring, progress checking, information recording and reporting for Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) apprentices
  • Liaising with employers and across IPS departments
  • Administration of the Apprenticeship service digital funds with Levy employers
  • MIS support to departments and administrators within scope of authority
  • Support all funding contract audits
  • Administrative support for FE Choices Employer and Learner surveys
  • Minute taking for meetings, photocopying, filing and archiving

Key Requirements-
Essential:

  • Excellent attention to detail at all times
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer literacy skills and experience of common software packages as well as a detailed knowledge of excel spreadsheet software
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Good time management
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Self-motivated

Desirable:

  • Knowledge about Apprenticeship training and delivery
  • Experience of working with Pellcomp PICs software would be an advantage

Applicants to send a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this role and CV to: Teresa Wilson, IPS International Limited, Northbank House, Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4DU or email to Teresawilson@ips-international.com

JOB VACANCY

Contracts and Compliance Section Manager

Up to £30,000

Rochester, Kent

Full-Time / Permanent

Reporting to Head of Contracts and Compliance

IPS International are looking to recruit a Section Manager for the Contracts & Compliance Department.  We are an Apprenticeship Training Provider based in Medway, supporting learners and employers across the South East.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of government, education and funding rules and experience of working with data information and reporting software and systems.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and checking ESFA provider financial reports and remittance reports
  • All staff communication of ESFA funding rules compliance
  • PICs accuracy of date for all funded learners, checking and resolution of funding errors
  • Management of internal audit processes
  • Supporting bid writing and tender applications
  • Management and monitoring of IPS subcontractors and subcontracts
  • Monitoring and checking of ESFA allocations
  • Working with prime providers and levy employers to manage apprenticeship training
  • Management reporting
  • Monthly batch submissions to the ESFA
  • MIS support to departments and administrators
  • Monitor and support all funding contract audits
  • Managing the administration quality of data in PICs

Key Requirements-

Essential:

  • Excellent attention to detail at all times
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding rules
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of data management and reporting
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Enjoys working as a team member
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge, skills and experience of working with Microsoft Office Software
  • Able to travel to subcontractor and employer premises as required

Desirable:

  • Knowledge about Apprenticeship training and delivery
  • Experience of working with Pellcomp PICs software
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of tender and bid writing

Applicants to send a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this role and CV to: Teresa Wilson, IPS International Limited, Northbank House, Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4DU or email to Teresawilson@ips-international.com