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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

  • 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 – Web Design

    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.

    Scope of the role

    Working in partnership with a team of training managers and performance coaches, you will focus on training and mentoring those preparing for international competition, which will be vital in showcasing the level of young talent in the UK to countries around the world.

    Assistant Training Managers must demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and experience in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). You will play a crucial role in supporting the sustainability, management and design of a high quality skills training programme that enables individuals to raise their professional and technical skills in pursuit of representing the UK in European and International competitions known as the ‘Skills Olympics.

    The position of Assistant Training Manager for Web Design initially be to complete the Kazan Cycle and be for a period of 9 months.

    Closing date: 31st June 2019

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    Applications should be submitted by email here (marked ‘Private and Confidential’).

    Please use the same email address or contact Chris Herron if you would like to ask any questions about the Assistant Training Managers role.

  • Operations Co-ordinator

    WorldSkills UK is recruiting an Operations Co-ordinator to support the planning and delivery of all the operational elements of WorldSkills UK competitions. This includes the planning, administration and co-ordination of the logistics and operations for Team UK competing in WorldSkills Kazan 2019 and support for all the events and logistics relating to local and national competitions leading to the national finals at WorldSkills UK LIVE 2019.

    Furthermore, the role will require you to take the operational lead on the planning and delivery of a range of logistical elements of WorldSkills UK LIVE activities including: registration, accreditation, catering, accommodation and special event delivery. The successful applicant should have extensive administration experience in an operations and event environment and excellent attention to detail.

    Applications should be submitted no later than 5pm on 1 May 2019 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:

    - Morwenna O’Brien

    - Office 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.

     

    Click here for full role information. 

  • Senior Programme Manager - Skills Competitions

    WorldSkills UK is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager who will be responsible for the planning and management of a UK wide programme of skills competition activities for apprentices and students. They will manage the operation and services delivered through the WSUK network to improve the credibility and standard of our activities.  They will also lead the dissemination of good practice from our provision to raise attainment levels and improve productivity across business and education in the UK.

    The Senior Programme Manager will lead a team of competition managers who each manage the delivery of industry relevant skills competitions activities. This role will develop and manage the programme of activities that continually fosters improved working practices, new ways of working and a sustainable national framework of skills competition activities to champion individuals to succeed in work and life. 

    The successful candidate will have track record in managing programmes and working across multi-stakeholder projects and activities in education or business.  The post will have responsibility of a great team of managers and an external network of enthusiastic individuals, so the candidate must have strong leadership skills and experience in developing highly effective working relationships.

    Applications should be submitted no later than midday on Friday 26th April 2019 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:

    - Morwenna O’Brien

    - Office Manager at jobs@worldskillsuk.org 

     For more information about the role please contact Parisa Shirazi, Head of Education and Skills by email at pshirazi@worldskillsuk.org.

    It is intended that the first round of interviews will be held in Victoria, London on 30th April and 1st May 2019, and second interviews will be held in Victoria, London on 8th May 2019. Short-listed candidates will be advised of the process.

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

     

    Click here for the job information pack.

  • Senior Production Manager

    WorldSkills UK is recruiting a Senior Production Manager to manage the planning and delivery of a range of the production aspects of WorldSkills UK’s activities. Crucially the role will be a key point of contact in for the planning and delivery of competition and non-competition build at our large event at The NEC Birmingham, WorldSkills UK LIVE.

     

    Applications should be submitted no later than noon on 15th May 2019 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:

    - Morwenna O’Brien

    - Office 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.

     

    Click here for full role information

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