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Quality Manager

P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.

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P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.
03/06/2018 23:59

Are you a highly skilled, experienced and self-motivated adult learning professional, with a strong commitment to delivering high quality adult learning to Islington residents who need it the most? An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Quality Manager. The post holder will lead on the development and ongoing review of all aspects of quality assurance ensuring that appropriate policies, systems and procedures are in place to meet and exceed regulatory requirements and that the operation of those quality systems establishes and maintains the very highest standards.

Islington Adult and Community Learning (ACL) sits at the heart of Islington Council supporting the vision of making Islington fairer and helping create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the same opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life. We were recently rated as Good (2) by Ofsted, with outstanding features. We are proud of the service we deliver to 2,300 of our unemployed residents, from diverse backgrounds. Through accredited and non-accredited learning provision we support people to develop the skills they need to integrate and be part of their community and improve their health and well-being and their families. We have a strong focus on employment, working closely with iWork, the council’s employment support service, to support people to start the journey into work. We deliver in over 45 community venues through partnerships with services across the council and in the voluntary and community sector. The service is performing well and now is a good time to explore developments to extend our reach and further meet the needs of our local community. We are also implementing a new Learning Technology Strategy which was noted as outstanding by Ofsted.

You will have an in-depth understanding of the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework and the Education Skills Funding Agency requirements. You will have experience of delivering robust quality processes for excellent delivery with high learner retention, achievement and success throughout the year, as well as meeting our funding requirements. You will be able to identify areas for improvement and respond to them quickly to ensure a highly responsive service. With a real eye for data analysis you and your team will really understand how you are performing. You will ensure the service is delivered within budget. You will be experienced at effectively managing a team, in line with council procedures. You will be excellent at developing and maintaining partnerships to strengthen delivery and reach. Strategically you will understand the adult learning landscape, locally, across London and nationally, with a good knowledge of the changes that are being implemented across adult learning, and be able to advocate for the needs of Islington residents with these developments in mind.

If you want to be part of this excellent service and support it to develop, broaden its reach and adapt to the ever changing world of adult education, then this is the post for you.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ann Mctaggart on 0207 527 5680 or at

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