T-Level Planning Manager

T-Level Planning Manager
Salary: £45,057 to £50,713 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Hours: 36½ hours per week


The company is comprised of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and our locally elected politicians, who know this region best.

Individual councils will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.


In the West Midlands we're rightly proud of our many assets - the people, places and history that make us such a unique region.

We're proud of what we've achieved, but we're ambitious to do more.

The creation of the company and our devolution deals with government provide us with the ability to do more for our people and the area and we're determined to seize this once in a generation opportunity to deliver faster, better change for the future.


We have a bold ambition to deliver inclusive growth, where we will focus on providing our businesses and communities with the skills and support they need to succeed.

Crucially, we will work through a unique collaboration of businesses, public sector organisations, universities, colleges and all those who share our passion for, and pride in, the West Midlands.


We're determined to make our mark so that the West Midlands becomes the best place in the UK to live and do business.


Our Productivity and Skills team are looking to recruit a T- Level Planning Manager which offers an exciting opportunity to positively influence the productivity, employment and skills agenda across the West Midlands.


This is an opportunity for an experienced individual with an excellent working knowledge of the post 16 skills system and a clear vision about how the new technical education reforms can be successfully delivered.


The introduction of technical education reforms presents a huge challenge requiring a coherent approach to the planning of technical education in local areas.

We are excited to be working with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the West Midlands Further Education Skills & Productivity Group to ensure that the West Midlands is ‘routes ready' when the reforms are introduced.


The post holder will work with local colleges to support the collaborative development of curriculum, develop approaches to teacher CPD and lead the engagement of employers in the agenda.

The post holder will also collaborate with other local areas, including Sheffield and Greater Manchester and showcase the West Midlands project on a national stage.


We are looking for someone with the technical knowledge required to command credibility and a proven track record of building collaborative partnerships.


So what will you need to bring to the roles? Practical experience and a real understanding of economic development, education, employment and skills, the ability to work with partners and the confidence to drive the development, implementation and completion of the productivity & skills work programme.

Beyond this, we need individuals who are committed to working in a high performing team, can forge productive relationships across the region and can credibly promote the company's work on a regional, national and international stage.


You will need to balance that strategic orientation and leadership with an ability and preparedness to get things done.

You'll instinctively keep an eye on the horizon but to make sure we get there you'll keep a firm grip on delivery.

Your experience and approach will have honed that sense of when, where and how you will make the right interventions to ensure that we succeed.


Your background is less important than your attitude and approach.

You'll be enthused by and enthusiastic about the content of the portfolio and breadth of issues here.

You'll have successfully worked with multiple stakeholders and complex programmes at scale.

You'll be highly motivated and energised to translate that experience to the West Midlands in the next phase of your career.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


Closing date: 19 February 2018
Interview date: 28 February 2018


We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment.

Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.




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