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Free Job description Academy Director
To define and lead the implementation of the organisation skills and training strategy.
•To lead the department through significant change
•To keep training capability at the forefront of training and development best practice – contributing to the profile and reputation of the organisation
•To ensure that mandatory training is identified, approved and monitored
•To design and deliver high-quality entry-level training schemes, providing a pipeline of high-calibre and diverse trainees / apprentices across all disciplines
•To establish close relationships with Divisional management teams, leading to appropriate local training plans and cost-effective delivery
•To contribute to diversity strategy via the delivery of development and events intended to increase skills and opportunities in under-represented groups
•To agree annual budgets in line with available funding, procurement and fair trading policies, ensuring that training and skills development are delivered in the most cost-effective way.
•To develop and deliver training and skills development strategies for the wider industry developing joint initiatives and gathering support from both employers and industry organisations
•To lead relationships with industry organisations ensuring that the organisation is appropriately represented externally and that it has a stake in decisions affecting the wider industry
•To develop the Academy’s commercial business appropriately, within the UK and around the world
Can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal; evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc in the short, medium and longer-term
Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made
Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality; can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions
Planning and organising
Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements
Ability to create a vision and inspire others to realise it irrespective of circumstance
Influencing and Persuading
Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change
Is able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised
Is able to understand commercial imperatives and trading relationships, appropriately applies business principles in terms of costs, the market and added value
Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people; team working
•Working closely with Divisional stakeholders, to design the overall skills and training strategy and to secure approval from the Executive Team
•To agree pan- priorities with the Executive Team in order to deliver maximum impact with the resources available
•To plan and deliver skills-based training via both classroom and online media
•To plan and deliver leadership development across the organisation so that leadership skills and values are established across all levels of management
•Through strong connections ensure that training is both relevant and impactful