Assistant Delivery Manager – Community Learning & Digital Inclusion (2M-MM14658)

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Assistant Delivery Manager – Community Learning & Digital Inclusion
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £35,945 to £40,461 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 18th July 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

We are committed to ensuring that every resident has the opportunity to reach their potential by providing people with the skills to obtain good jobs and careers. Our Productivity & Skills Directorate is working with a range of Community Learning and Training providers to improve digital skills for people and organisations, from the essential skills that help reduce digital exclusion, to the skills workers need in an increasingly digital economy, and through to the advanced skills required for specialist roles.

Over the past two years, the West Midlands Combined Authority has funded thousands of local residents to learn new skills for the jobs of the future. These include 1,500 people who have joined digital boot camps thanks to the Digital Retraining Fund. But it doesn’t stop there.

We are looking for an Assistant Delivery Manager to further develop, promote and amplify the programme portfolio to a range of stakeholders and support the implementation of national and regional programmes and initiatives. This role will lead on the engagement with Community Learning providers across the West Midlands, ensuring that delivery is fed into the wider WMCA skills offer and ensuring that gaps in provision are identified and fed into the wider Productivity and Skills Team.

What will you be doing?

• Support in the management and progress reporting of the Digital Skills Partnership
• Identify Digital opportunities across the region to include employer partners, gaps in provision and provider liaison
• Support with the transition of the Digital Retraining Fund providers over to the Adult Education Budget
• Work closely with the digital coalition to ensure that skills are accurately represented
• Represent the CA at digital events across the region
• Work with stakeholders across the city to help influence skills delivery at a Community Learning Level
• Work with colleagues in the AEB team to understand funding mechanisms for Community Learning and Digital provision and to support with the strategic planning around allocating these funds
• Attend Community Learning forums/groups
• Work with marketing and communications to ensure that community learning is represented within the CA
• Support with developing the portfolio offer across Productivity & Skills of both digital and community learning

About you

We are looking for someone with the skills and knowledge to be able to rapidly engage with providers within the training and community arena. Someone with good geographical knowledge of the West Midlands and knowledge of the intangible barriers that people face to getting online. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Proven experience relating to the delivery of digital retraining
• Evidence of working with a wide range of stakeholders all working towards the same end goal
• Understanding of the wider employment, skills and training landscape
• Knowledge of the Digital training landscape from entry-level through to higher-level qualification
• Demonstrable knowledge of the West Midlands economic and political landscape
• Proven ability to contribute towards solving complex problems and identify innovative solutions
• Proven experience in supporting with the management and monitoring of programmes and performance
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
• Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to use evidence to support decision making
• Understanding of the political processes and experience of managing politically sensitive issues
• An effective communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas
• Ability to work in a pressurised environment and manage competing priorities whilst delivering on a broad range of projects and adapting to changing circumstances and priorities

About the team

Productivity & Skills, the employment, education and skills arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority is committed to ensuring that every resident can reach their potential and that business growth is accelerated through access to a skilled workforce. We focus on improving skill levels, tackling poor connectivity and increasing employment opportunities. We help more people access high-quality training and employment opportunities, increase skills levels in priority growth sectors and create a responsive regional skills system that provides people with the skills to sustain good jobs and careers.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We’re ambitious, forward-thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

Additional information

We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space. This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications – bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive a benefits package that includes 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

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