Learner Recruitment Team Leader

  • Job Reference: 00002171-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Educated Appointments
  • Website: https://www.educatedappointments.co.uk/
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £28,129 to £32,385
  • Sector: Employer Engagement, Learner Engagement, Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Educated Appointments are delighted to be supporting a East Midlands based Training provider in hiring a Learner Recruitment Team Leader.

Our client is a well-established leading training organisation working in and around Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We provide a range of employment related training including Full Time Programmes, Apprenticeships, Employability, Adult Learning Loans and work experience opportunities for adults and young people from diverse backgrounds, that will enhance individuals’ employment potential and qualifications. In our most recent Ofsted inspection in we retained our “Good” rating and we are continuously developing and improving our provision.

Main purpose:

  • To effectively lead and manage the learner engagement team to ensure recruitment targets are met across all programmes.

  • To manage and provide an effective and efficient learner engagement service to our learners across all our programmes, ensuring applicants are matched to the correct programme.

  • To challenge all practices and procedures within own role and throughout the organisation, to contribute to and ensure continuous improvement and quality.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead, motivate, develop, and coach staff to enable them to work efficiently and achieve recruitment targets across all programmes.

  • Lead by example by building up and managing a caseload of own recruitment activity.

  • To manage and recruit learners onto the relevant training programmes ensuring KPIs are met.

  • To identify underperformance and take the appropriate action with staff where necessary including coaching, development, improvement plans and capability action.

  • Build and promote effective working relationships across all departments to ensure a ‘one’ team approach.

  • Lead and build relationships with key stakeholders and referral partners in order to create and maximise opportunities.

  • Ensure the team complete all relevant paperwork accurately to maintain high quality and full compliance with funding rules.

  • To manage a caseload of employer vacancies, ensuring the team recruit on these and liaise and update the employers regarding the progress, as a minimum, on a weekly basis.

  • To ensure all employer vacancies are advertised on the various platforms including, but not exhaustive of, the Apprenticeship Service, company website, referral partners and other appropriate channels.

  • To ensure the team organise and set up candidate interviews with employers to enable vacancies to be filled timely in order to meet customer needs, team and individual KPIs.

  • To carry out pre-screen interviews with the candidates, providing effective Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to ensure we match the right candidates to the right programme with the right employer, first time.

  • To ensure the team provide support to learners to ensure they are fully prepared for and attend their interviews with employers.

  • To ensure the team contribute to the generation of new opportunities/business in general by making calls to employers to source placements and/or vacancies.

  • To participate in marketing activities for Access Training to generate new vacancies/work placements and to ensure all social media activity is dealt with in a professional and timely manner.

  • To ensure the team set applicants up on maths and English initial assessments and diagnostics, where applicable and monitor timely completions of these.

  • To ensure that Equality & Diversity practices are followed throughout the day-to-day activities within the engagement team, especially when dealing with learners, employers, and referral partners.

Applicants must have:

  • A proven track record of meeting recruitment targets.

  • Experience of leading, managing and motivating a recruitment team.

  • Determination and drive to achieve company targets.

  • Excellent IT skills (conversant with Microsoft Office and social media).

  • The ability to build effective working relationships with key referral partners.

  • Driving licence and own transport.

The following are desirable

  • Recruitment experience within the further education sector.

  • Knowledge of a wide range of government funded programmes.

  • Good relations within the further education sector.