Head of National Construction Operations


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Head of National Construction Operations 

About Shaw Trust  

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

Having grown from humble beginnings in 1982 in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire, finding jobs for disabled people, today we are a complex and diverse charity committed to employment as the core pathway to a better life.  For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Role Purpose

Leading the National Construction Operations team, the post holder will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership in the delivery of multiple funded programmes and to driving transformational growth within construction, as part of the wider learning and skills growth strategy. To successfully deliver all construction contracts to maximise the opportunities from the Apprenticeship reforms and levy, skills devolution, and roll out of new curriculum within the construction sector. Develop key stakeholder relationships with employers, delivery partners and appropriate funding bodies and sector bodies nationally and work with strategic partners to form strong, mutually beneficial relationships that enable the Shaw Trust Group to maximise opportunities for growth and income generation and most importantly, high quality outcomes for all learners.

The post holder will also manage operational delivery teams to ensure effective deployment of resources and achievement of agreed performance (C1) and quality KPIs. Ensuring workflows are carried out / delivered in line with funding rules and high-quality delivery standards.

This role requires flexibility, personal drive and a commitment to exceeding contractual targets as well as the ability to manage budgets, produce comprehensive reports and accurate, statistical analysis of operational activity.

Download the Job Description for full details and Person Specification.

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: HRSS@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements.

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.