Training & Qualifications Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,419 – £34,213
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th August 2022

  • Advertised from 21st July 2022


Join a Team of Passionate People Transforming Lives Across the North East

No matter what your job is at shmu, everyone’s work is about the same thing – transforming the lives of individuals and communities across North East Scotland. We are looking for an exceptional, passionate, detail-oriented individual to join our team as our Training and Qualifications Manager.

This is a pivotal role with the responsibility for the development, delivery and quality assurance of all our qualifications, which will help us to realise our ambitions for the future of accredited provision across our organisation.

We passionately believe in supporting people to expand their horizons and achieve their full potential. Our approach, methods, projects, and initiatives are nationally recognised, positioning us as a centre of excellence for the work we do.

This approach also applies to our staff team. We believe in supporting the members of our team to achieve their full potential and offer:

  • support to undertake relevant training and qualifications
  • regular support and supervision
  • flexible working hours and a TOIL system
  • a hybrid/office occasional working model to allow for working from home.
  • a company sick pay scheme, effective from the first day of employment
  • a stakeholder pension, with an annually reviewed employer contribution (currently 4%)
  • initial paid holiday entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of any public/bank holidays which you may choose to request)

We appreciate the importance of good mental health and wellbeing amongst our team and strive to provide a working environment which supports people to achieve this.

Through our community media outlets, we provide unparalleled access to community media opportunities, training and support. We have over 20 years of experience in delivering youth-led initiatives, focussing on long-term support, concentrating on the key points of transition (from primary to secondary school, and leaving school), and with young people experiencing challenges and disadvantage.

To further support our communities and our young people, shmu have been an SQA accredited centre since 2012 and deliver a suite of media and personal development focused qualifications for young people, including delivering Foundation Apprenticeships in schools across Aberdeenshire. We also support our volunteers and adults engaged with our services to undertake accredited qualifications from our suite of SVQ Awards, encouraging skills development, positive learning experiences, increased confidence and self-belief.

As a result of significant developments in our accredited programmes in recent years, we are looking for a Training and Qualifications Manager to lead on this area of work.

Our Training and Qualifications Manager will act as the SQA Coordinator, ensuring that all the organisation’s accredited programmes are designed, managed and delivered to the highest standards through robust quality assurance and performance management in accordance with our own policies and SQA guidelines.

The postholder will also support the operational staff team to deliver our suite of accredited programmes across the organisation, ensuring the qualifications meet the needs of those who undertake them.

This short film offers further insight into the role and what it's like to work at shmu

Application notes

If you would like to apply for this post, please take time to read through the documents below and complete the application form - CVs will not be considered.

Alternatively, please contact Aynsley for more information or for an application pack;

Closing date for applications is midnight on 14th August 2022.