Apprenticeships Internal Assurance and Standards Manager


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  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


City Hub
111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

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Your future is here, a place to thrive

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people to unlock their potential through learning. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career.

Who we need

Supporting the Quality and Standards Manager and Director of Quality, the Apprenticeship Internal Assurance and Standards Manager will be leading the quality processes that drive innovation and excellence across the College’s apprenticeship provision. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Quality team at a time of innovation and improvement following our recent OFSTED grading of “GOOD”.

The Apprenticeship Internal Assurance and Standards Manager will play a pivotal role through the use of our quality assurance processes to ensure that our apprenticeship programmes are meeting stakeholder needs and apprentices enjoy outstanding teaching and learning.

You will have extensive experience of delivering excellence in either managing, teaching, assessing or internal quality assuring within apprenticeship standards and be looking to build your experience in a different role. You will also be educated to level 3 or higher in a relevant occupational sector and hold an IQA qualification.

With previous Apprenticeship standards knowledge, you will have experience in undertaking quality reviews/audits across the apprentice journey, providing 1-1 coaching, developing teachers/assessors in assessment and IQA practice.

What you’ll bring

You will have a real passion and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, assessment and internal quality assurance, with the ability to drive continuous improvement in the apprentice journey across the broad provision of apprenticeships. You will be able to effectively evaluate the quality of education and stakeholder feedback to work with the teams to develop quality improvement plans that will help to make a positive impact.

You will effectively lead on the processes and preparations for specified Awarding Organisations and EPA. You will also inspire and engage staff through training with regard to quality processes, initial assessment, on-programme, gateway and readiness for end point assessment requirements to enable them to consistently meet the required standards at all times.

You will be innovative in leading and implementing any new quality initiatives, designed to drive up standards.

Above all excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are must as you will communicate at all levels across the organisation and with all apprenticeship teams and staff involved.

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 39 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop. It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Interviews/Assessment - 10th October 2023

The post will be shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria at application stage from the person specification. Please ensure that you have a look at this specification attached to the Role Profile and complete your application directly from this, providing clear evidence of how you meet each of the criteria detailed, as these specifications are an integral part of the selection process. Please be aware CVs will not be accepted.

For further details on this post which the job profile cannot answer for you, please contact Quality and Standards Manager Nikki Jackson via email:

Our values mean we work together, as One Team. As One Team in our commitment to creating an inclusive environment, promoting inclusivity

and respect with a culture that supports our college community of staff and students to achieve their full potential and celebrate all aspects of diversity. Achieving our aim to be an employer of choice will be through striving to lead an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities that we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop. We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.