Training Manager

14th May 2024
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Salary:  £34,000 – £40,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: 3 June 2024 at 9.00 am

AlphaPlus is an education service business specialising in standards, assessment and certification. We help our clients design, develop, deploy and evaluate qualifications and their underpinning assessments.

As part of our wider work, AlphaPlus regularly develops and delivers training for, or on behalf of, a variety of clients. Training materials may be developed by AlphaPlus staff or, more often, by subcontractors (AlphaPlus maintains a database of associates whom we draw upon to meet the needs of individual projects). Training delivery may be by AlphaPlus staff or by selected associates.

The AlphaPlus training manager will take a leading role across AlphaPlus projects where there is a training element. They will be a self-starter with solid experience in the development, delivery and management of training programmes.  They will work with various actors in education across the UK (including colleges, schools and teachers, trainers and senior leaders; local authority staff; government including devolved governments, and related agencies; and AlphaPlus colleagues) to ensure that a range of training materials, and plans are developed and then delivered. They will also take a lead role in supporting the learning and development of AlphaPlus employees to meet changing business needs.

Eligible candidates will have:

  • A successful track record working in a similar role
  • Expert knowledge of internal employee skills gap analysis and development/implementation of learning solutions
  • Project management skills / qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of the education sector in the UK and/or internationally
  • Experience in developing and implementing internal L&D strategies and policies including management of training budgets

The following would be beneficial:

  • Line-management experience
  • Experience as a teacher
  • Experience as a trainer within the education sector
  • Training qualification from a recognised provider
  • Expert knowledge of the education sector in the UK and/or internationally
  • Understanding of dealing with external training providers including universities, apprenticeships and utilising the Apprenticeship Levy

Benefits include:

  • Discretionary profit related bonus scheme
  • NEST workplace pension scheme – tier 1
  • Enhanced sick pay cover
  • Enhanced maternity/parental leave
  • 25 days paid leave plus the eight statutory bank holidays
  • Commitment to developing the expertise of our employees.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Suzanne Oates, National Assessment Programme Manager, , who will contact you to arrange a suitable time for a call.

The post is permanent, full-time working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday and is Manchester office-based.   Job share/other flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.  Any such preferences are to be discussed further at interview. The company offers hybrid working (two days per week minimum in the office, with three days working at home).  The exact allocation of office-based days is decided by the appointee’s manager, although flexibility remains our policy and approach.

The role will also involve national and occasional international travel, potentially including working in customer offices.

Please note that sponsorship under the UK government’s skilled worker sponsorship scheme is not available.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and assessment at the Manchester office on a date between 12 and 14 June 2024.  The assessment will be a presentation on a topic related to the role, to be notified in the interview invitation.

To apply:

The full job description is available here.

Please access the online application form by scanning the QR code below or via this link:, complete and submit the form by the closing date of Monday 3 June 2024 at 9.00 am.

As part of the application process please be prepared to upload your current CV and a covering statement which covers the competencies and attributes relevant to this job.  These are found in the in the person specification section of the job description. 

The covering statement is used by the selection panel at the initial stage of selection for interview.  Please set out in the statement how you meet the competencies relevant to this role, limiting this to no more than the five most important competencies, how you meet the most important personal attributes and your most significant relevant experience.

Please also indicate in the statement your availability to take up the post and if you specifically wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements as above.

AlphaPlus is committed to providing equal opportunities to all and has an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment. 

Demographic details requested as part of our monitoring process are not used in our selection process. You are invited to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form located here and return it encrypted to  or by post, marked Confidential, to Ziyan Amjid, AlphaPlus, c/o AQA Education Ltd, Devas Street, Manchester, M15 6EX

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