- Nuneaton, GB
- £45 /hr
- Available now
I am a self employed Education, Management & Training Consultant & gain assignments by securing contracts & tenders for work for the following services provided bymore...I am a self employed Education, Management & Training Consultant & gain assignments by securing contracts & tenders for work for the following services provided by my company:
ï‚§Business planning & development advice & support to small & medium sized businesses;
ï‚§NVQ Assessment & Verification services;
ï‚§Inspection of post 16 education & training;
ï‚§Pre & post inspection support to post 16 education & training providers for continuous improvement;
ï‚§Quality assurance of training & services;
ï‚§Training needs analysis, design & delivery;
ï‚§Evaluation of training.
Area Covered: UK
Work Experience Summary: Public sector experience:
ï‚§22 years experience in the Department of Employment & the Department of Trade & Industry, 5 of which were spent in roles concerned with training and policy, practices and initiatives for the long term unemployed and 6 years in roles concerned with identifying developmental training needs of middle and senior managers within the Employment Services as well as assessing & verifying NVQ’s. Designing, organising and delivering training events resulting from this. Topics ranged from trainer training, leadership & staff management, interviewing and influencing, staff appraisal, coaching, recruitment and retention procedures, stress and time management, advanced customer handling skills, Total Quality Management and Equality & Diversity etc.
ï‚§8 years experience in Further Education Colleges & at Warwick University as a part time lecturer.
ï‚§2 year’s experience with Warwickshire County Council as trainer and assessor/verifier for youth work, training & management N.V.Q’s.
ï‚§6 years experience with Coventry City Council Social Services Department as a Senior Training & Management Consultant providing facilitation and development support to senior managers at all levels to develop their understanding and work towards becoming a learning organisation’. Also to provide innovative solutions to Employee Development within the Early Years & Social Services Department and to partner organisations such as the NHS, to achieve targets set by the National Care Standards. Organised & managed assessment centres for recruitment & selection of staff. Also delivered a programme with NCH (now Action for Children) for practitioners in Children's Services and their partner agencies, on the topics of 'Total Respect' & 'Leaving Care'. The aim of the programmes was to raise awareness of listening to children & young people's wishes and feelings and involving them in devising their care plans & to improve Children’s Services and Childcare provision.
ï‚§Experience as tutor with the Home Office for the Unlocking Potential’ programme, a programme for positive action for women, minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.
Private sector experience:
ï‚§2 years experience with Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Business Link and Women’s Business Development Agency as a business adviser & counsellor, trainer and assessor/verifier, focusing particularly on the needs of women and other under represented groups. The role also included work with the Princes Trust & the Young Enterprise Initiative including acting as a mentor to young people & contributing to the assessment & decisions for grant & loan applications as part of a panel. Also 4 years experience as trainer and assessor for Business Advisers, particularly for the Sure Start Business Support Officers & Development Officers within Local Authorities for the Early Years & the Child Care Sector. Currently assessing Business Advisers in the West Midlands against SFEDI standards to meet requirements for Business Link & Advantage West Midlands.
ï‚§2 years experience with OCR (Awarding body) as a Qualification Development Consultant. The work focused on revising the Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG), Business and Operational Management and Training and Development N.V.Q’s and their own brand teacher's qualifications to meet the Qualifications and Curriculum Authorities (QCA) requirements for including these qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This also included negotiating and agreeing assessment strategies for these qualifications as well as recruiting & training Chief & External Verifiers & monitoring their activities for quality assurance purposes.
ï‚§2 years experience of delivering training & providing coaching with Action for Employment (A4e), a national training provider who secured a contract from DfES to deliver training to Child Minders & Nursery Managers & Committees in areas of Business Planning and Team & Budget Management. This was as part of the Sure Start objectives to improve sustainability within childcare businesses. Over the last 6 months delivered training for them, funded by the FSA, to professionals working with young people on how to prepare them for financial independence & managing their money more effectively.
ï‚§Outplacement Consultant providing career counselling and training as well as performance & life coaching and mentoring.
ï‚§10 years experience of running 3 owner manager businesses in the areas of Education & Training, Business Advice & Financial Services, Hair & Beauty & Buy to Let Market.
ï‚§Have carried out training needs analysis and designed and delivered events for procedural and skills development purposes for staff within private and public sector organisations at all levels including training Trainers & Teachers. Also been involved in government funded training initiatives for the underrepresented groups, particularly women & minority ethnic groups as well as facilitating Action Learning Sets at a senior level.
ï‚§Have designed and delivered events on Managing Equality & Diversity and Cultural Awareness within the DfES, LSC's, Local Authorities, Colleges, Schools and the Voluntary Sector. I have also contributed to the design and delivery of The Diversity Tribunal’ events run by the local CIPD branch.
ï‚§Designed and delivered training for Relate in Coventry & Warwickshire on Handling Emotional Clients’ • an event accredited by The Law Society and Communicating Effectively with Young People’.
Other relevant experience:
ï‚§Registered consultant with West Midlands Local Government Association (WMLGA) to provide Leadership & Management training to staff within Local Authorities & related Public Services such as the Police, Fire Services & the Probation Services.
ï‚§Work as an Additional Inspector with the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI • merged with Ofsted in March 07) & OFSTED, inspecting the quality of post 16 learning with private and public sector providers covering areas such as ACL, T2G, FE, Jobcentreplus, Offender Learning & WBL inspections. The learning areas I cover are Business Admin & Finance, Business Studies, Customer Services, Retail, Self Employment, Management & Professional and Teacher & Trainer Training. I was a member of the Diversity Focus Group’ for the ALI. The objective of the group was to develop a strategy for Managing Diversity’ within the ALI and its services. My role was to focus on the monitoring/championing of HR practice. As part of this I contributed to the Diversity Audit by participating in the Associate Collaborative Enquiry Group’.
ï‚§Work as an Associate Consultant with the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) & ACER to provide support to post 16 Education & Training Sector for quality improvement through initiatives such as Support for Success, including work with local and national LSC’s. I am now a trainer for their Diploma Support programme for 14 to 19 Education.
ï‚§Registered consultant with National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), previously CENTREX • the national police training college to provide an assessment & validation service to Forces around the country for their Initial Police Learning & Development Programme (IPLDP).
ï‚§Registered consultant with the National Youth Agency (NYA) for their Quality Mark for services for young people & other consultancy support for Youth Services.
ï‚§3 years experience with Coventry University as Professional Adviser for CIPD accredited courses.
ï‚§3 years experience as a member of the Advisory Board for BBC local Radio together with being a Reporter on their Asian Programmes
ï‚§6 years experience as a School Governor & a volunteer in middle schools as well as a registered tutor with Warwickshire County Council for their Governor Training Programmes. Also acted as a Connexions approved mentor to pupils in secondary schools experiencing problems in their personal lives that impacted on their learning.
ï‚§2 years experience as a Performance & Work/Life Coach/Mentor to the Project Managers of various Community Based Organisations in the Coventry Area.
ï‚§15 years experience as a member of the Management Committee of a voluntary sector training provider, providing training to women from underrepresented groups via various Public Sector funded programmes. For the last 3 years I was the Chair of the Management Committee.
ï‚§2 years experience as Board Member & Trustee of the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA • now part of LSIS), which was established to provide strategic leadership & advice on a comprehensive programme of quality improvement activities within the FE system.
ï‚§Recently appointed as Judge for the National Training Awards run by UK Skills on behalf of the Dept. for Innovations, Universities & Skills. The awards aim to celebrate & share excellence in practice by identifying & celebrating employers, providers, partnerships & individuals that have applied learning & development in order to create impact & achieve success.
Education Summary: ï‚§MSc in Training and H.R.M (July 2000)
ï‚§CIPD • Certificate in Training and Development (April ’96)
ï‚§City and Guilds 7307 • Adult and Further Education Teachers Certificate (Aug. ’92)
ï‚§N.V.Q level 4 • Business Advice & Counselling (OCR • Feb. ’99))
ï‚§N.V.Q Assessor and Verifier units • D-32, 33, 34 and 36 (CIPD • Dec. ’95 & Jan. 96)
ï‚§ILM - Certificate in Coaching & Performance Management (March ’04)
ï‚§Coaching Academy • Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching (March ’06)
ï‚§NCFE - Certificate in Equality & Diversity (May ’04)
ï‚§Induction/Foundation Equality & Diversity Certificate (AKAMAS • June ’09)
ï‚§PRINCE 2 - passed Foundation Exam (Sep. ’02)
ï‚§EFQM - Excellence Model & Best Value Assessor Training with Excellence in Business
ï‚§Corporate Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Training and Development
Education, Management & Training consultant