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Apprenticeship Technical Trainer: Software Development

Added 4th July 2024
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Manchester Digital Limited
£39,000 - £48,000 per annum
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The opportunity We’re looking for an experienced, talented and motivated technical trainer to join our Apprenticeship Team to lead on delivering our higher level (Level 4) digital apprenticeship programme in Software Development. The post holder will be required to successfully deliver interactive and engaging training, aligned to the relevant apprenticeship standards. All content and activities should continually meet the needs of employers and individuals. This is to be in line with MD policies and procedures and Awarding Organisation, Ofsted, Education & Skills Funding Agency, and any other relevant bodies, requirements. Job title: Apprenticeship Technical Trainer: Software Development Type: Full time (we will consider part-time or job-share arrangements for the right candidate) Salary: £39,000 - £48,000, depending on experience Responsible for: Teaching on our higher level digital apprenticeship pathways Reports to: Programme Delivery Manager and Technical Lead Works closely with: Programme Delivery Manager, Skills Coach and Curriculum Lead, learners and our employer partners. Location/travel: The post holder will be based in Manchester at our office based on Oxford Road. Hybrid/flexible working available. Start date: As soon as possible. We reserve the right to remove the advert should an excellent candidate be identified before this date so early applications are recommended. Main responsibilities Curriculum development in collaboration with the team and informed by MD industry partners Design and deliver engaging and interactive training units in your allocated area, deploying both face-to-face and remote delivery, and ensuring teaching style and learning materials are differentiated for a range of abilities and prior experience. Create and mark assessments using a range of up-to-date assessment methods which align with industry needs and/or fully prepare apprentices for End Point Assessment. Provide timely and constructive feedback to apprentices on their progress and provide additional support where necessary - liaising with the curriculum lead and skills coach. Take into account the starting points and on-programme progress of apprentices, and adapt your training accordingly. Maintain records on our LMS/systems. Work collaboratively to ensure that individualised support programmes are in place for learners from diverse backgrounds. Adapting, developing and maintaining high quality teaching materials. Ensure the content you are teaching aligns to the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours of the relevant apprenticeships you are teaching on. Ensure the content you are teaching is aligned to industry needs and standards, endorsed by our employer partners. Ensuring and fostering an inclusive and respectful learning environment. Other Responsibilities Get involved in the design and delivery of other organisational projects, outreach work, and apprenticeship information sessions as required. Take on-board feedback from apprentices, employers, peers and senior leaders to continuously improve your teaching and help apprentices learn better. As part of the wider teaching team to contribute to curriculum review meetings, QIP and SAR plans as required. Be responsible for your own professional development and continuous learning. Support the wider organisational delivery of the annual Digital Skills Festival as required. Person Specification Essential: EITHER: Professional experience in e.g. software development, data analysis or business analysis (multiple strands is beneficial) AND/OR Degree or equivalent in a technical subject (Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent/relevant with demonstrable use of technology) Substantial demonstrable teaching or skills development experience. Proficiency in relevant technical training Experience of course design and delivery Experience of academic assessment Evidence of continuous professional development Evidence of and ability to keep up to date with the latest skills, industry and educational updates/changes in your allocated area Ability communicate effectively with both students and industry Passion for developing people Ability to create and deliver inclusive learning environments Desirable A teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE) Experience of apprenticeship technical training Experience using remote learning tools would be an advantage Knowledge of apprenticeship frameworks and standards Post-graduate qualification in a technical subject or equivalent experience Commercial knowledge, experience and understanding of industry, including training needs Personal Qualities, Aptitudes and Skills A commitment to Manchester Digital’s mission and values An inspiring communicator and facilitator with a strong interest in what good teaching looks like. A passion for sharing your knowledge and supporting others to learn effectively Strong collaborative working skills. Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills. Safeguarding Manchester Digital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The post holder will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and references will be sought from previous employers prior to commencing employment. We have a clear code of conduct and safeguarding and prevent policy and procedures to support and protect learners, employees and volunteers. Equal opportunities Manchester Digital is committed to increasing diversity in the sector and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, individuals from different ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Manchester Digital recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the organisations commitment to equality and diversity: To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity; To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community; To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the organisation are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction; To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation; To promote good relations between individuals from different groups. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels. While formal qualifications are not mandatory, a demonstrated ability to fulfil the role and a positive attitude are highly valued. Applicants with disabilities Manchester Digital is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact our recruitment team Right to Work Please note that Manchester Digital does not offer visa sponsorship for this role. Applicants must have the legal right to work and reside in the UK. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Workplace pension Hybrid/flexible working Quarterly team activities Working week Our team currently works Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm and Friday 9am - 5pm. Our flexible working policy incorporates two fixed days working from our Manchester office (Tuesday and Thursday) with the flexibility to be able to work remotely on the other 3 days. Subject to training delivery needs

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