Sector Manager Construction

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Main Purpose of Role

  • To play a pivotal role in advancing the success of the Construction Division, with a particular focus on fostering exceptional student achievements in both Vocational subjects and subsequent career pathways.
  • To lead a Sector Team to build, grow and deliver a responsive Apprenticeship and wider Skills offer for the Construction Sector, responding to the economic needs of Oldham, Greater Manchester and the wider economy as appropriate and implementing new Apprenticeship Standards as they are released.
  • Build effective relationship with employers in the sector and work closely with the aligned Faculty to ensure that The Oldham College curriculum offer is relevant and responsive.
  • To promote and provide excellent customer service internally and externally in all areas of the role.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver a sector employer engagement strategy based on relevant local and national data and local knowledge to increase the number of employers and extend the breadth of employers including size banding.
  • Develop delivery strategies which are responsive to individual employer requirements, including joint delivery.
  • Effective account management of all employers within the sector to retain current employers and extend the range and take up of services.
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with Recruitment Advisers, Business Advisers and Heads of Faculties to ensure co-ordination of approach to employers across the College.
  • Develop and market a range of apprenticeship progression options for current students in collaboration with curriculum areas and schools liaison team.
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Advisers to provide an excellent recruitment service for employers.
  • Monitor applications to maximise successful conversion to starts, and to ensure high levels of retention and achievement.
  • Manage the induction process to ensure all learners are clear about all aspects of the programme they are starting.

To be successful in the role you will need

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with employers and apprentices is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in liaising with external organisations, are necessary.
  • Knowledge of current issues in apprenticeships, especially in Construction, is vital.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Previous experience in delivering pastoral support is essential.
  • Familiarity with assessment procedures in work-based learning, particularly in construction apprenticeships, is necessary.

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities, and new technology; including our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite.

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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