Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
£30,595.00 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 C: £30,595.00 per annum

As a Capacity Building Manager you will work closely with the West of England Works delivery partners to identify opportunities where further development and increased capacity could enable them to more effectively deliver against their existing contracts with us or develop new mutual business opportunities.

You will begin this task through conducting a thorough analysis of our partners operations in order to identify the potential areas for development. This will inform the development of a Capacity Building plan that will be supported by a dedicated budget and focus on the actions that will yield the greatest mutual benefit. You will work directly with partners to deliver some elements of this plan and will identify and procure appropriate support for other elements. This will include the facilitation of increased and more effective mutual support between partners.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in effectively delivering programmes of support and experience of business analysis. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with experience of working within or developing voluntary and community sector

As our Capacity Building Manager, the majority of your time will be spent working remotely, attending meetings and conducting reviews and delivering development activities 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