Forum Manager Vacancy

Lancashire WBL Executive Forum based in Accrington have an exciting job opportunity for a Forum Manager.

Are you passionate about Lancashire, its Training Providers and Work Based Learning? Do you want a role that can help influence work based learning within Lancashire, that helps the Board of Directors set annual objectives and can really make a difference to achieving our vision? If so then we are looking for someone like you to join our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Lancashire Work Based Learning Executive Forum (LWBLEF) and we are looking to recruit a Forum Manager. This role will report directly into the Chair of the LWBLEF and will play a key role in supporting both the Board and Forum members to achieve its vision.

If you haven’t heard of us The Lancashire Work Based Learning Executive forum (LWBLEF) was formed in 2006 and is set within the heart of Lancashire. It is a collective group of 19 members who deliver on ESFA funded contracts across the country and who are all passionate about developing excellence within work based learning. The LWBLEF is an important Forum which supports its members to provide the highest quality Learning opportunities to young people and adults to the benefit of employers and the wider society in Lancashire. The vision for the LWBLEF is very clear in that we want to ensure that Apprenticeships and routes into Apprenticeships are seen as a valid and recognised route of choice into Higher Education (HE) and for career progression for individuals.

For the start of 2019, we are looking for a talented individual to join our team as the Lancashire Forum manager.

In the role of Forum manager you will work with the Board of Directors at a strategic level to contribute to setting annual objectives and budgets. In addition to this, you will also act as company secretary and ensure the LWBLEF is compliant with appropriate legislation.

As Forum Manager you will have responsibility for promoting the LWBLEF and its services and ensuring it is best positioned to influence and benefit from opportunities for the company or its members.

This role will be supported by a Project Co-Ordinator and you will be responsible for ensuring they fully understand the direction of the Forum and how they contribute to its success.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have strong knowledge of work based learning with particular regard to Apprenticeships, Ofsted and funding agency standards. As you will be working with a wide range of people, you must be able to demonstrate highly effective communication skills and ability to influence and negotiate with people when required. Experience of managing budgets and understanding Financial planning will also be advantageous.


Salary and Benefits

For this role we are offering a competitive package with a salary of between £35,000 – £40,000 plus benefits.

Working hours will be 37.5 hours per week from a base in Accrington

We offer a 5% pension package and a comprehensive Healthcare package

25 days holiday plus 5 statutory

Company Sick pay

Mileage will be paid at 45p per mile


We are now inviting applications for this role and should you wish to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Raeleen Duthoit on raeleen@btconnect by no later than Friday 25th January 2019

For informal discussions regarding the role, please contact Raeleen Duthoit on 07890169586.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 25th January 2019

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