Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
£26,561.00 - £29,588.00 per annum
23 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


Fixed term until 31/12/2019.

Weston College is seeking to expand our highly effective External Contracts Team in preparation to deliver the West of England Works project.

The Weston College External Contracts Team is responsible for the management of all learning delivered through the College's national network of partner organisations and was deemed to be ‘Highly Effective' during the most recent Ofsted Inspection where Weston College was judged to be ‘Outstanding' in all areas. We currently work with over 40 delivery partners located throughout England delivering Programmes of Study to 16-18 year olds, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and learning supported by the Adult Education Budget.

The West of England Works is a new and innovative project that will offer targeted packages of support to unemployed adults with multiple and complex needs to improve their employability and help them to progress into work. Running from January 2017 to December 2019, the project forms part of the national ‘Building Better Opportunities' (BBO) programme and is funded jointly between the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. The project is led by Weston College and will be delivered in partnership with a comprehensive range of voluntary and community sector organisations across the West of England area (Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset).

The focus of the positions advertised will be to manage both critical business processes and the relationship between Weston College and our delivery network, ensuring that the provision funded is delivered to the highest standard and secures the best possible outcomes for learners and participants in a manner that fully satisfies our contractual obligations.


Salary - Management Spine G-D: £26,561.00 - £29,588.00 per annum plus up to 10% PRP

As an Account Manager you will be the primary point of contact between the College and our delivery partners and will be responsible for ensuring that they deliver their contracts to the highest quality in a manner that is fully compliant with funding regulations. You will also work closely with existing
partners and seek out new partners to develop new opportunities.

We are seeking individuals with a proven track record in establishing, developing and maintaining effective and mutually beneficial relationships with partner organisations. An Account Manager must have the capacity to effectively manage their own workload and the confidence to act on their own initiative. Account Managers must have a strong commercial focus and must be able to understand, interpret and effectively communicate complex strategies, plans and regulations in order to offer effective guidance and support to their partners.

Your portfolio will include partners delivering a range of programmes including 16-18 Programmes of Study, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and learning supported by the Adult Education Budget in addition to the West of England Works project.

In support of the West of England Works project, and in order to complement the existing knowledge, skills and experience within the team, we are particularly seeking Account Managers who have experience of working in partnership with or within voluntary and community sector organisations.

As an Account Manager, the majority of your time will be spent working remotely, attending meetings and conducting reviews with our delivery partners. When not working remotely you will be based either in Weston-super-Mare or Bristol (subject to confirmation).

To apply for any of these vacancies please visit or telephone 01934 411441.

Closing date for all applications: Friday 2nd December 2016.

We plan to conduct interviews during the week commencing Monday 12th December 2016.

The West of England Works Project is partially funded by the European Social Fund