Vacancies

The Workforce Development Trust is a registered charity. Workforce Development Trust exists to improve people’s lives by enabling the effective development and deployment of the workforce who deliver services for public benefit. Together, our focus remains on the whole workforce – its planning and design, utilisation and deployment, development and sustainability – and on helping you to improve your services and performance through your workforce. The Workforce Development Trust consists of Skills for Health, The National Skills Academy for Health, Skills for Justice and SFJ Awards.

Vacancy – Digital Learning Technical Consultant

Location: Bristol Office
Pay scale: £32,803 – £38,270
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

As part of the Service and Support Department the post holder will be responsible for translating client needs into sustainable and impactful learning solution with a focus on user experience. The post holder is responsible for the implementation, training, and support of our Digital Solutions. The role will primarily focus our eLearning Solutions but will also support other solutions as required. The post holder may be required to contribute to the development, implementation, dissemination and delivery of other projects across the WDT technical programme.

Our eLearning Solutions include:

  • Moodle eLearning platform.
  • Totara Learning Management System.
  • Compliance and reporting tools (WIRED).

Interview dates TBC.

Download the job description here.

Vacancy – Awarding Organisation Support Officer

Location: Sheffield
Pay scale: £20,000 – £23,000
Contract Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

To work with the Office Manager to develop and implement effective administrative systems and provide an excellent customer service facility.

This is a busy and varied role, interacting with our customers and working to tight deadlines to support the day to day operation of SFJ Awards.

Interview dates TBC.

Download the job description here.

Vacancy – Bid and Proposal Officer

Location: Bristol Office
Pay scale: £35,000 – £40,000
Contract Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The post holder will be responsible for leading and developing appropriate procedures, processes, systems, and documentation to support the WD Trust group wide bid and proposal management process. The post holder will be required to have technical writing input into bids and proposals and therefore will need to develop and maintain an excellent understanding of the products and services of the WD Trust group.

The post-holder will ensure the WD Trust has an active scanning and response service to ensure that emerging business opportunities are highlighted promptly and in a co-ordinated manner across the wider organisation. This may require producing summaries and attending briefings on behalf of the organisation, sometimes at short notice. The post holder will continuously monitor and identify major tender opportunities providing information to support decision making by senior managers. The post-holder will work flexibly between key functions of the business, providing information and analyses where appropriate.

The post holder will have strong relationship management and commercial skills with proven capability in coordinating and quality assuring the development of winning bids and proposals.

Interview dates TBC.

Download the job description here.

How to apply

  • Applications for our vacancies should made by submitting a CV and cover letter as specified in the job advert.
  • Please include details of how you believe you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification.
  • Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@wdtrust.org.uk or can be posted to Workforce Development Trust Ltd (Recruitment), 4th Floor, 1 Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BY
  • Please note that Pre-employment checks include: proof of ID; right to work in the UK; employment history and references; proof of professional qualifications and registration; occupational health check and, where required, DBS.

Become an SFJ Awards Independent Assessor

We’re a dynamic and growing regulated Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment (EPA) Organisation, approved by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to deliver EPA’s across a number of Apprenticeship Standards.

We are seeking applications from candidates to become associate Independent Assessors and would like to hear from suitably qualified and experienced professionals who are interested in getting involved in this exciting area of work.

The role of our Independent Assessors is to assess an apprentice’s competence and knowledge against the industry specific standards.

We’re looking for Independent Assessors for the following Apprenticeship Standards:

  • Emergency Service Contact Handling – Level 3
  • Intelligence Analyst – Level 4

We also have opportunities for the following Apprenticeship Standards:

  • Business Fire Safety Advisor – Level 3
  • Custody and Detention Officer – Level 3
  • Operational Firefighter – Level 3
  • Police Community Support Officer – Level 4
  • Probation Officer – Level 6
  • Probation Services Practitioner – Level 3
  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer – Level 3
  • Team Leader / Supervisor – Level 3

To be considered, our Independent Assessors must have:

  • A thorough knowledge of their occupational area
  • Recent experience of their chosen occupational route (which demonstrates industry competence)
  • (Desirable) An assessor qualification (Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, A1 or D32/D33)

Successful candidates will have a customer-focused approach, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills along with the ability to meet deadlines.

To receive a copy of the role description and application form please email your expression of interest to epa@sfjawards.com

In the event that SFJ Awards have no current vacancies for the role(s) applied for, all suitable applications received will be kept on file for 24 months until appropriate vacancies arise.

If you are applying to assess more than one apprenticeship, please state this in your application and demonstrate your occupational expertise for each one.