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We are a dynamic charity working to change the national conversation on young people and skills. We are a partnership between government, business and education to accelerate young people's careers and help more of the next generation get the best start in work and life. We are part of a global movement working with young people right across the world. In the UK, we are entering an exciting new phase in our development and have ambitious plans for the future - seeking to actively engage 1m young people in our work by 2022. 

How we meet our goals:

  • We create inspirational role models and run careers advice activities - including the UK's largest careers event. 
  • We run competitions to find the UK's best skilled young people and we enter them as Team UK into international competitions  -a sort of 'skills Olympics’ - competing for medals against 75 other countries 
  • We develop new products and services to help young people better prepare for work and life,  

To deliver on this exciting new phase we have a number of new roles we need to fill, if you are interested in joining our team to help more young people go further, faster then please get in touch.

WorldSkills UK is signed up to the disability confident scheme. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancies.

Current roles at WorldSkills UK

  • WorldSkills UK Performance Coach

    Are you committed to helping young people go further, faster in their work and life? 

    Join our growing network of Performance Coaches who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential. 

    In exchange of your time, we will support you develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    How to apply

    Applications must be submitted by 30 September 2018 and should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills).

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:

    Please use the same email address if you would like to ask any questions about the Performance Coach role.

    Download the full role outline

  • Training Manager – Cyber Security

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills) 

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in London

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and must demonstrate how you will plan your training sessions effectively, ensuring you remain in budget

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:

    competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    For further information about the role, please email Chris Herron or call +44 (0)7557311617.

    This is not an office based role and therefore available nationwide. 

    Download the job description

  • Assistant Training Manager – Stonemasonry

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview:

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and must demonstrate how you will plan your training sessions effectively, ensuring you remain in budget

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:

    competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    For further information about the role, please contact Chris Herron, CHerron@worldskillsuk.org or +44 (0)7557 311 617.

    This is not an office based role and therefore available nationwide. 

    Download the job description

  • Assistant Training Manager – Patisserie and Confectionery

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications by 30 September 2018 should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview:

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and must demonstrate how you will plan your training sessions effectively, ensuring you remain in budget

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:

    competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    For further information about the role, please contact Katie Bracher, KBracher@worldskillsuk.org or +44 (0)7824 599574.

    This is not an office based role and therefore available nationwide. 

    Download the job description

  • Assistant Training Manager – Aircraft Maintenance

    We are looking for individuals committed to helping young people go further faster, to join our network of Training Managers who are helping hundreds of young people achieve their full potential.  In exchange for your time, you will have opportunities to expand your professional network, develop cutting-edge skills and knowledge and access a bespoke training and development programme to raise your professional capacity.

    Applications should include:

    • a curriculum vitae detailing your career history; and
    • a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at our offices in London

    • the interview will include a professional discussion and a short presentation
    • the presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and details will be provided to shortlisted candidates

    Applications should be submitted by email (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to: competitions@worldskillsuk.org

    Please contact Mark Poland email address Mpoland@worldskillsuk.org  if you would like to ask any questions about the Training Managers role.

    Download the job description

  • Education and Skills Competition Manager

    A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated and solutions focused manager with experience in vocational and technical education, to bring their unique skill set to contribute to the work of WorldSkills UK.

    The role will provide management of key relationships and oversee the development of new competition content, alongside working within a team that has responsibility for developing systems and processes to improve our work flow.

    The successful candidate, will possess good organisational skills, taking a planned approached to managing their portfolio of skill sectors and the relationships with our partners and stakeholders. You will have experience and knowledge of vocational and technical education and this could be as a practitioner or an assessor.

    The salary for this role is £35,000 per annum, pro-rata.

    Applications should include be submitted no later than noon on 20 October 2018 and should include:

    - a curriculum vitae detailing your full career history; and
    - a supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the role, taking into account the points listed in the role description and person specification (throughout the recruitment process we will be looking for examples and evidence of your experience, knowledge and skills).

    Applications should be submitted by email or post (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to:
    - Meryem Ozbiloglu
    - Senior Human Resources Manager at jobs@worldskillsuk.org

    WorldSkills UK is committed to making appointments on merit by fair and open processes, taking account of equality and diversity.

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  • Digital Content Editor

    Role Purpose

    The purpose of this role is to be responsible for creating, improving, and maintaining content through our website, social media and other digital communication channels to achieve our business goals and to position the brand at the forefront of digital marketing within the skills sector. This will include SEO, PPC and social media marketing.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to successful delivery of WorldSkills UK’s strategic priorities and annual business objectives.
    • Take responsibility for the development, execution and evaluation of new engaging content across the website and other digital platforms
    • Prepare, communicate and deliver an annual content marketing plan which meets the objectives of the marketing strategy and includes evergreen and ephemeral content
    • Collaborate with the marketing and design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout
    • Prepare, action and monitor an editorial calendar
    • Design and write engaging content in line with the approved calendar, brand events and marketing activities, addressing all business channels and ensuring the brand message is consistent and up to date
    • Convene new content through WSUK stakeholder networks, trade bodies, industry partners and relevant trade media to keep content fresh and relevant
    • Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic, working closely with the digital marketing manager and members of the education team
    • Use content management systems to analyse website traffic and user engagement around content metrics and optimise content according to SEO
    • Ensure compliance with copyright and data protection law
    • Recommend and test new media channels to continue to keep content flowing to the target audience in new and exciting ways and to ensure WSUK is at the forefront of the sector’s digital marketing activity
    • Use paid marketing mechanics (eg AdWords, retargeting, social media advertising) as appropriate to meet objectives
    • Contribute to company and industry blogs and manage e- communications
    • Undertake the administration associated with the role
    • Undertake any other duty or responsibility that may reasonably be requested by Senior Managers
    • Take ownership of projects within the Marketing and Business Development team ensuring all deviations from targets (time, money, people, etc.) are identified and addressed at the earliest possible stage
    • Produce requirement specifications in line with WorldSkills UK’s procurement strategies for all outsourced activity
    • Maintain WorldSkills UK’s established management policies for dealing with risks and issues for the Marketing and Business Development team and the wider organisation
    • Effectively co-ordinate resources (including agencies, suppliers, contractors) so that all project elements are delivered to acceptable standards on time, to budget and meet the required specification(s)/objective(s)
    • Manage activities/tasks in accordance with the agreed project plan to ensure delivery on time and to budget.
    • Other duties and/or projects as may reasonably be requested by the Digital Marketing Manager acknowledging experience, education and ability.

    Find out more and apply

  • Digital Marketing Manager

    Role Purpose

    The purpose of this role is to implement a digital strategy and take responsibility for the delivery of that strategy with particular focus on business and education audiences. You will help shape the business customer proposition and help to attract corporate businesses from a wide range of sectors to partner with WorldSkills UK across the range of our activities. As part of the Marketing Team you will help build and execute the digital marketing strategies to drive awareness, customer acquisition and retention across different mediums, including paid social, digital PR, social media, content marketing, technical SEO and CRM.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to successful delivery of WorldSkills UK’s strategic priorities and annual business objectives
    • Develop and implement a digital strategy demonstrating how goals will be achieved for 2018 and beyond to achieve the five-year business plan KPIs
    • Increase the quantity and quality of digital content through managing the digital content editor
    • Develop the digital marketing strategy into a week by week marketing delivery plan
    • Drive a culture of innovation and creativity across all digital channels
    • Develop innovative testing plans to maximise acquisitions and drive marketing efficiencies
    • Measure and interpret data to include customer profiling and behaviour across customer journey mapping and integration across digital platforms
    • Deliver the email marketing plan, with the understanding of how to cultivate relationships with new prospects and existing customers, for retention and upsell/cross-sell
    • Liaise with colleagues in the marketing team to deliver digital campaigns to meet specific targetsLeverage data within digital analytics tools to identify and report on performance and key trends, using the results to deliver improvements across all digital KPIs
    • Work alongside the Brand Marketing Manager to drive the creative process for all campaigns
    • Drive digital marketing understanding and adoption within the business
    • Research and recommend actions to improve and progress our digital platforms
    • All project elements are delivered to acceptable standards on time, to budget and meet the required specification(s)/objective(s)
    • Take ownership of projects within the Marketing and Business Development team ensuring all deviations from targets (time, money, people, etc.) are identified and addressed at the earliest possible stage.
    • Produce requirement specifications in line with WorldSkills UK’s procurement strategies for all outsourced activity
    • Maintain WorldSkills UK’s established management policies for dealing with risks and issues for the Marketing and Business Development team and the wider organisation
    • Effectively co-ordinate resources (including agencies, suppliers, contractors) so that all project elements are delivered to acceptable standards on time, to budget and meet the required specification(s)/objective(s)
    • Manage activities/tasks in accordance with the agreed project plan to ensure delivery on time and to budget
    • Recruit, manage, support and motivate allocated staff to successfully deliver activities/tasks
    • Other duties and/or projects as may reasonably be requested by the Director of Marketing and Business Development acknowledging experience, education and ability

    Find out more and apply

  • Skills Competition Administrator Assistant

    Role Purpose


    The purpose of this role is to provide proactive administrative support to WorldSkills UK team, in a busy and dynamic environment. This role is required to deliver general administrative support across the Skills Competitions Team at WorldSkills UK.


    Key Responsibilities

    1. Contribute to successful delivery of WorldSkills UK’s strategic priorities and annual business objectives.
    2. Support the team with administrative tasks including photocopying, filing, taking messages and data entry.
    3. Monitor and maintain the Competitions email inbox
    4. Assist the team with arrangements for meetings and events including booking travel, venues, catering and accommodation, etc
    5.  Assist the team with financial processes such as raising purchase orders and tracking budgets
    6. Monitor the performance and achievement of key performance indicators and preparing data for inclusion in reports
    7. Maintenance of administrative systems, processes and databases, including tracking of agreements contracting competitors

     

    For more information and to apply

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