Multiply Adult Numeracy Programme Manager
Do you want to make a difference to helping adults improve their numeracy skills?
Have you got expertise in Adult Education and or Project Management that you could use to benefit adults who are struggling to find or progress at work because they don’t have the right skills, and people with specific and/or additional needs (including those for whom English isn’t their first language)?
Would you like to join a dynamic and exciting Adult Education Hub to support innovative and positive changes to adult education in the City of Brighton & Hove?
Then consider applying for the role of Multiply Adult Numeracy Programme Manager
Fixed term for: 24 months
Interview date: Thursday 30th March
For an informal discussion, please contact Amir Bahrami - Adult Learning Manager on 07795336074
About the role
Brighton & Hove City Council, has applied to be part of the Department for Education's (DfE) large-scale, 3-year adult numeracy programme, called ‘Multiply’. This supports our overarching City Employment and Skills strategic ambition that ‘No one is left behind’, by aiming to ensure that adults with low levels of numeracy skills, who would benefit from targeted support, can be engaged and supported in inventive new ways.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring together education, commissioning, and economy and growth, working with residents, businesses / employers, established education providers, the voluntary and community sector, business chambers and more, to develop a programme that will create meaningful change in the lives of people in Brighton and Hove while ensuring our local economy has the skills it needs to grow.
This is a great opportunity to work on a high profile DfE-sponsored scheme, working with a range of stakeholders and communities to improve numeracy skills, increase life opportunities and tackle inequality through innovative commissioning. We are looking for a highly organised self-starter with experience and proven success in delivering projects ideally in an education setting. You will need to have knowledge of government funded programmes particularly Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding rules and Ofsted common inspection framework. A genuine interest in making a difference and delivering change for and with City residents in Brighton and Hove.
The position is fixed term for 24 months, with the potential to be extended until the end of the Multiply Programme (2025), depending on the terms of the DfE’s funding arrangements after Year One.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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