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We are a dynamic charity working to change the national conversation on young people and skills. We are a partnership between government, business and education to accelerate young people's careers and help more of the next generation get the best start in work and life. We are part of a global movement working with young people right across the world. In the UK, we are entering an exciting new phase in our development and have ambitious plans for the future - seeking to actively engage 1m young people in our work by 2022. 

How we meet our goals:

  • We create inspirational role models and run careers advice activities - including the UK's largest careers event. 
  • We run competitions to find the UK's best skilled young people and we enter them as Team UK into international competitions  -a sort of 'skills Olympics’ - competing for medals against 75 other countries 
  • We develop new products and services to help young people better prepare for work and life,  

To deliver on this exciting new phase we have a number of new roles we need to fill, if you are interested in joining our team to help more young people go further, faster then please get in touch.

WorldSkills UK is signed up to the disability confident scheme. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancies.

Current roles at WorldSkills UK

  • Assistant Training Manager – Stonemasonry

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview:

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and must demonstrate how you will plan your training sessions effectively, ensuring you remain in budget

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:

    competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    For further information about the role, please contact Chris Herron, CHerron@worldskillsuk.org or +44 (0)7557 311 617.

    This is not an office based role and therefore available nationwide. 

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  • Assistant Training Manager – Aircraft Maintenance

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications by 31 January 2019 should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at our offices in London

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and details will be provided to shortlisted candidates

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to: competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    Please contact Mark Poland email address Mpoland@worldskillsuk.org  if you would like to ask any questions about the Training Managers role.

     

  • Education and Skills Competition Manager

    A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated and solutions focused manager with experience in vocational and technical education, to bring their unique skill set to contribute to the work of WorldSkills UK.

    The role will provide management of key relationships and oversee the development of new competition content, alongside working within a team that has responsibility for developing systems and processes to improve our work flow.

    The successful candidate, will possess good organisational skills, taking a planned approached to managing their portfolio of skill sectors and the relationships with our partners and stakeholders. You will have experience and knowledge of vocational and technical education and this could be as a practitioner or an assessor.

    The salary for this role is £35,000 per annum, pro-rata.

    Applications should include be submitted no later than noon on 20 October 2018 and should include:

    - a curriculum vitae detailing your full career history; and
    - a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the role description and person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills).

    Applications should be submitted by email or post (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:
    - Meryem Ozbiloglu
    - Senior Human Resources Manager at jobs@worldskillsuk.org

    WorldSkills UK is committed to making appointments on merit by fair and open processes, taking account of equality and diversity.

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  • Training Manager – Plumbing & Heating

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Scope of the role

    Working in partnership with a team of training managers and performance coaches, you will focus on training and mentoring those preparing for international competition, which will be vital in showcasing the level of young talent in the UK to countries around the world.

    Training Managers must demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and experience in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). You will play a crucial role in supporting the sustainability, management and design of a high quality skills training programme that enables individuals to raise their professional and technical skills in pursuit of representing the UK in European and International competitions known as the ‘Skills Olympics.

    The position of Training Manager for Plumbing & Heating will initially be to complete the Kazan Cycle for a period of 9 months.

    Closing date: 31st January 2019

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    Applications should be submitted by email here (marked ‘Private and Confidential’).

    Please use the same email address or contact Chris Herron if you would like to ask any questions about the Assistant Training Managers role.

  • Assistant Training Manager – Web Design

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Scope of the role

    Working in partnership with a team of training managers and performance coaches, you will focus on training and mentoring those preparing for international competition, which will be vital in showcasing the level of young talent in the UK to countries around the world.

    Assistant Training Managers must demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and experience in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). You will play a crucial role in supporting the sustainability, management and design of a high quality skills training programme that enables individuals to raise their professional and technical skills in pursuit of representing the UK in European and International competitions known as the ‘Skills Olympics.

    The position of Assistant Training Manager for Web Design initially be to complete the Kazan Cycle and be for a period of 9 months.

    Closing date: 31st January 2019

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    Applications should be submitted by email here (marked ‘Private and Confidential’).

    Please use the same email address or contact Chris Herron if you would like to ask any questions about the Assistant Training Managers role.

  • Training Manager – Automotive Technician

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Application process

    Applications must be submitted by 08 February 2019 and should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview during W/C 11th February

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and must demonstrate how you will plan your training sessions effectively, ensuring you remain in budget

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’).

    Download the job description

  • Director, Scotland

    The purpose of this role is to be the lead champion and advocate for WorldSkills UK in Scotland to support delivery of core programmes Directions (careers advice), Champions (skills competitions) and Accelerate (thought leadership & new products) and support funding, business and programme delivery partners at a strategic level within the Scottish Government, the tertiary education and skills sector and the business community. This role will ensure that WorldSkills UK is positively represented to key stakeholders, that its purpose and value is clearly understood, and that WorldSkills UK is relevant and responsive to evolving public policy, economic and tertiary education colleges’ skills sector needs in Scotland and is funded appropriately to deliver value for money outcomes.

    In order to raise the profile and impact, entrepreneurial and commercial acumen will also be a key requirement in the leader for WorldSkills UK in Scotland. You will have the ability to influence stakeholders, with high levels of tact and diplomacy. Knowledge and understanding of the Tertiary Education sector and the policy/political environment within which Colleges and training providers operate is essential. You will possess a strong reputation, standing, experience and connections within key Scottish sectors.

    Join us in helping more young people go further, faster in work and life.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Contribute to successful delivery of WorldSkills UK’s strategic priorities and annual business objectives.
    • Establish strong, productive relations with Scottish Government officials and elected representatives establishing relevance of our activities in helping deliver public policy outcomes and securing funding for core activities.
    • Raise the profile of our activities across government, tertiary education and business sectors in Scotland to increase relevance of our work to stakeholder interests.
    • Feed back to WorldSkills UK’s CEO, Board and wider team to ensure that plans and projects take account of developments, needs and perspectives within Scotland.
    • Work closely with the WorldSkills UK Board member in Scotland.
    • Establish, facilitate and run a broader Scottish stakeholder advisory group.
    • Identify new business and funding opportunities using local intelligence and contacts within Scotland and assist with the account management of Scottish investors in WorldSkills UK activities and programmes.
    • Contribute to the Scottish skills policy development and ensure that the interests and perspectives of WorldSkills UK are considered.
    • Ensure that WorldSkills UK Competitions cycle ties in with the Scottish tertiary education system.
    • Ensure strong alignment with the tertiary education and business environment
    • Take ownership of projects within the Corporate Affairs directorate ensuring all deviations from targets (time, money, people, etc.) are identified and addressed at the earliest possible stage.
    • Produce requirement specifications in line with WorldSkills UK’s procurement strategies for all outsourced activity.
    • Maintain WorldSkills UK’s established management policies for dealing with risks and issues for the Corporate Affairs directorate and the wider organisation.
    • Effectively co-ordinate resources (including agencies, suppliers, contractors) so that all project elements are delivered to acceptable standards on time, to budget and meet the required specification(s)/objective(s).
    • Manage activities/tasks in accordance with the agreed project plan to ensure delivery on time and to budget.
    • Recruit, manage, support and motivate allocated staff to successfully deliver activities/tasks.
    • Other duties and/or projects as may reasonably be requested by the Director of Corporate Affairs acknowledging experience, education and ability.

     

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