Quality Manager (Apprenticeships)

Bedford or Kettering Campus


  • 35 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Teachers Pension
  • Retail and Lesuire Discounts

About the role:

We are looking for a Quality Manager- Apprenticeships to join our Quality and Professional Development Department. As a Manager you will play a pivotal role in the success of the college through:

  • Implementing a range of quality initiatives, systems and processes in liaison with the Group Director of Quality Assurance, to deliver consistent improvements to the apprentice experience.
  • Reviewing, monitoring and auditing procedures and systems and ensure that they are implemented effectively and consistently to drive continual improvement.
  • Leading and taking forward new quality initiatives, designed to drive up standards in all apprenticeship provisions.
  • Leading and supporting the Apprenticeship Team and Curriculum Departments in all aspects of quality assurance.
  • Supporting the Quality Department in driving quality improvement and learning, teaching and assessment across the Group in apprenticeships.

About you:

  • Good all-round level of education to include Math's and English 
  • Certificate in Education/PGCE or equivalent
  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Proven education management experience in Further Education (FE), and Apprenticeship provisions.
  • Evidence of providing high quality effective in apprenticeship learning experience in all delivery environments.
  • Experience of monitoring and driving improvement in apprenticeship progress.
  • Evidence of providing high quality effective in apprenticeship learning experience in all delivery environments.
  • Evidence of understanding how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the job role
  • Experience in co-ordinating quality improvement and development across apprenticeships with a consistent approach.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral to work with staff at all levels both internally and externally to share information and influence use of quality improvement.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines working as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel to all campus locations for meetings, events, training etc.

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About The Bedford College Group
The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students
The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

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