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Why Join PET-Xi?

In our latest employee engagement survey, PET-Xi scored an amazing 92% (up 2% outperforming the UK average of 68%). We know that employee engagement goes beyond motivation and simple job satisfaction, it’s also seen as a combination of commitment to the organisation and its values with a willingness to help colleagues around them and improve wellbeing, which is why we know it’s the people of PET-Xi that make the difference and make us such an amazing place to work!

Training Roles

PET-Xi works with tried and tested expert practitioners in a wide range of subjects who are responsible for the delivery of the subject content in the classroom. Through our rigorous selection process PET-Xi ensures all subject experts have proven experience in delivering specific exam board content and specifications.

Subject experts possess a degree in their subject and suitable teaching qualifications and the majority will have experience of marking exam papers.

The PET-Xi Methodology™ allows Experts to concentrate on the subject content, free from the concerns of engaging learners or identifying which ones may be struggling, as the balance of the team in the classroom are there to support them.
You’ll know a PET-Xi Motivational Lead when you meet them. The big smile, warm greeting and explosive optimism are impossible to miss.

We select our Motivational Leads very carefully, from a group of ‘classroom tried and tested’ Learner Support staff.

They’re the best of the best, engagement specialists trained in proven methods to maintain momentum, pace, and intensity in the classroom.

The Motivational Lead is responsible for all aspects of the classroom, making sure each day flows well and learners get the maximum benefit from the time spent in the PET-Xi programme.
Supports play a vital role in the PET-Xi classroom dynamic. Depending on the size of the cohort in attendance there will always be two to three supports in the classroom.

They are carefully assessed, must pass a PET-Xi internal examination on the subject area they’ll be working in and they must pass a live classroom trial before they’re allowed to join a team.

They are the eyes and ears of the team, watching, listening, and identifying learners who may not be fully engaged or are struggling with the subject content.

Job Opportunities

B2B Trainer

Stafford - £23,500 - £25,000 a year

Job Type: Full-time

Trainer and Employer Engagement Facilitator required for employer engagement and skills development role.

PET-Xi are seeking individuals to help us deliver and support businesses with a range of training via our ESF Skills Support for the Workforce Programme across Coventry and Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Cannock Chase Lichfield, Tamworth or East Staffordshire Local Authority Areas (known as Southern Staffordshire).

Due to our success in securing multiple ESF funded Skills Support for the Workforce contracts, we require individuals who is able to engage both businesses and learners and confident in delivering both accredited and non-accredited programmes and laying the foundations for further progression.

Programme areas of specific interest include ICT, Management, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Team Leading, BIT, Tourism, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing including Social Media.

This role is initially part time and requires flexibility in working hours revolving around the needs of learners and employers which may require evening and possibly weekend activity. It suits an individual who has attention to detail, is customer focused and can liaise with leaders in business as well as having knowledge of eligibility criteria for ESF funded learning in addition to Apprenticeships, Traineeships and vocational qualifications.

This role may either be home based or within our head office in Coventry and reliant on the ability to travel within the full region to meet learners and employers as required.

You will be required to have at least one years experience of delivering training in a business environment, from levels 1 - 3 and have relevant experience of your chosen vocational area combined with holding a recognised training or teaching qualification.

You will also be required to have access to your own vehicle with the ability to travel being an essential component within this role.

Please note we may consider individuals on both a part-time (which may develop into to a full time opportunity) or on an associate basis.

To apply please send your CV to David Reid - Recruitment Co-ordinator Email: dreid@pet-xi.co.uk
Quality and Compliance Manager (Skills)

Coventry - £30,000 - £35,000 a year

Job Type: Full-time

Reporting to:

Head of Skills Performance

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within PET-Xi. We at developing our quality assurance team and we are looking for a hard working individual who can support us in implementing efficiencies within our quality and quality and compliance department and also assure the highest quality of delivery, materials and courses that we can offer.

To lead on the development and delivery of the curriculum, ensuring a person-centred, outcome focused approach that promotes very high standards of learning, teaching and assessment and produces outstanding progress and achievements for learners and compliance. This exciting role has a full remit across all Skills Delivery of PET-Xi in supporting the Head of Skills Performance to drive a high quality approach to curriculum delivery across the business.

Job Summary:

Responsibility for quality performance across a range of direct and prime

funding contracts.

Key responsibilities include:

Assist and sign off the development of the curriculum in line with business needs

Oversee teaching and learning resources including but not limited to schemes of work, lesson plans and training materials to ensure these are in place and of sufficient quality.

Provide guidance, monitoring and performance manage delivery staff.

Provide training to managers as appropriate.

Support managers in developing good quality assurance practice in their departments.

Lead with curriculum audits, conduct OTLAs, data scrutiny and other quality assurance processes.

Monitor and provide support and guidance to managers and teachers on the quality and risk assessment process.

Prepare reports on aspects of quality performance and key performance indicators as required.

Responsible for the development of the self assessment and monitoring of the QIP.

• Ensure training provision complies with awarding body requirements and is subject to rigorous monitoring, evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

• Ensure programme complies with awarding body requirements and is subject to rigorous monitoring, evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

• Support managers and the delivery team in developing and using good quality achievement tracking practices in their departments ensuring compliance with ESFA/ESF, Ofsted and external body regulations and funding rules including external audit.

To act as the lead manager/quality nominee for contact with awarding bodies and external verifiers in relation to course approvals and external verification for both FE and HE. • Set up and maintain systems for, and make amendments to, course approvals.

• Be the central point of contact for external verifiers/examiners.

• Support staff in preparing for and managing external verification.

• Monitor and record progress against actions specified by external verifiers/moderators.

• Report on the outcomes of external verification reports.

• Provide updates for staff on changes to awarding body requirements.

• Attend EV visits as required.

To manage the Company’s internal verification processes and ensure they meet the requirements of awarding bodies.

• Produce guidance and forms for internal verification.

• Support staff in the implementation of the company’s internal verification processes.

• Monitor and report on the quality of internal verification.

• Review the IV policy and procedure to reflect changes in awarding body requirements.

To secure the dissemination of best practice across the company.

• Provide staff development on quality improvement strategies • Disseminate information from awarding bodies and external sources as appropriate.

• Organise visits from external organisations to improve the quality of provision as appropriate and within an allocated budget.

To assist the Head of Skills Performance in external inspection and review processes.

• Provide support in the preparation for all types of external inspection, review and scrutiny.

• Provide reports and position statements on aspects of the quality assurance, monitoring and intervention processes.

• Keep up to date with quality inspection frameworks.

To ensure all provision, employer-led and sub-contracted, complies with awarding body requirements and our quality standards and quality assurance processes.

• Keep up to date with awarding body requirements.

• Attend training and briefings from awarding bodies.

• Undertake quality monitoring of all employer-led and sub-contracted provision.

To work in partnership with the Head of Operations and Delivery Manager.

• Undertake observations as a member of the observation team.

• Undertake coaching as a member of the coaching team.

• Plan and deliver staff development on teaching and learning as required.

o Contribute to new staff induction and support.

• Develop links and liaise with appropriate external partners.

To assist in the review of policies and procedures as required by the Head of Skills Performance.

To lead on and take part in projects as required by the Head of Skills Performance.

Implement effective KPI’s that allow the management team to track Quality improvements across multiple funding strands and will be exposed to all areas of the organisation, playing an active role in leading quality improvements and working with the Head of Skills Performance in driving the quality improvement strategy across the organisation. To be responsible for guidance to all levels of managers and staff on quality performance as well as coordinating the communication of all quality issues. You’ll be required to prepare and submit reports to the Head of Skills Performance, SMT and the MD, to coordinate internal quality audits, to undertake holistic risk and needs assessments and to be aware of Ofsted compliance.

Operating at an operational level you will assume responsibility for ensuring delivery both complies with Ofsted’s Common Inspection framework and the companies drive towards continual improvement in teaching and learning. Oversee the delivery of a comprehensive integrated quality improvement regime that ensures that all national and local quality targets are monitored, reported, managed and resolved.

To have responsibility for implementing a wide range of measures and processes across the organisation ensuring there is alignment across the Company in quality performance, therefore providing the MD the Senior Leadership Team with greater visibility and understanding of quality and improvements within teaching and learning. To take a senior lead in ensuring OTLAs take place across all contracts and ensuring proactive monitoring and the management of quality improvements within teaching. To develop and establish rigorous processes to support assurance and early detection of potential risks/issues to enable the proactive early identification of adverse quality variances.

Oversee the Internal Verification (IV) team and to ensure IVs take place in a timely manner and comply with both awarding body guidelines and company policy. To lead on ensuring swift remedial action where necessary and ensure appropriate routes of escalation, where required.

To lead and influence management decisions regarding Quality of delivery based on the principles of standardisation and best practice.

Working Relationships

Internal External Managing Director External Partners Head of Operations Head of Funding Partnerships Manager National Programme Delivery Manager Apprenticeship Manager IQA Team LD Manager General Duties

T To actively promote and act, at all times, in accordance with PET-Xi Training policies and promote innovation where possible.

To deliver your day to day duties consistently within the terms of the contract.

To comply at all times with the requirements of the Health & Safety regulations under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and to take responsibility for the health and safety and welfare of others in the working environment ensuring that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment.

To comply at all times with the Company’s data security policy. Also to respect confidentiality of information about staff, learners and service users and in particular the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Disclosure Barring (DBS) (formerly CRB) checks are a mandatory part of the recruitment process for staff. PET-Xi aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having an unspent conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to the offence and the position you have applied for. PET-Xi is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This means the convictions never become “spent” for work which involves access to Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Failure to disclose any “unspent” convictions may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or if appointed could lead to dismissal. The Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) has published a code of practice for organisations undertaking DBS checks and a copy is available on request.

It is the responsibility of all Company employees to fully comply with the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Company. As a PET-Xi employee you must ensure that you understand your role in protecting adults and children that may be at risk of abuse. Individuals must ensure compliance with their safeguarding training.

The Company is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. A copy of our policy is available from the human resources department.

The Company operates a no-smoking policy.

You should familiarise yourself with the requirements of the Company’s policies in respect of the Freedom of Information Act and comply with those requirements accordingly. The role description gives a general outline of the duties of the post and is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of tasks. It may be varied, from time to time, after consultation with the post holder.

Any other duties as designated by your manager and which are commensurate with the grade.

The role description is a reflection of the current position and may change emphasis or detail in light of subsequent developments, in consultation with the post holder.

To apply please send your CV to David Reid - Recruitment Co-ordinator Email: dreid@pet-xi.co.uk
Skills Tutor

Coventry - £23,500 - £25,000 a year

Job Type: Full-time

Trainer and Employer Engagement Facilitator required for employer engagement and skills development role.

PET-Xi are seeking individuals to help us deliver and support businesses with a range of training via our ESF Skills Support for the Workforce Programme across Coventry and Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Cannock Chase Lichfield, Tamworth or East Staffordshire Local Authority Areas (known as Southern Staffordshire).

Due to our success in securing multiple ESF funded Skills Support for the Workforce contracts, we require individuals who is able to engage both businesses and learners and confident in delivering both accredited and non-accredited programmes and laying the foundations for further progression.

Programme areas of specific interest include ICT, Management, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Team Leading, BIT, Tourism, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing including Social Media.

This role is initially part time and requires flexibility in working hours revolving around the needs of learners and employers which may require evening and possibly weekend activity. It suits an individual who has attention to detail, is customer focused and can liaise with leaders in business as well as having knowledge of eligibility criteria for ESF funded learning in addition to Apprenticeships, Traineeships and vocational qualifications.

This role may either be home based or within our head office in Coventry and reliant on the ability to travel within the full region to meet learners and employers as required.

You will be required to have at least one years experience of delivering training in a business environment, from levels 1 - 3 and have relevant experience of your chosen vocational area combined with holding a recognised training or teaching qualification.

You will also be required to have access to your own vehicle with the ability to travel being an essential component within this role.

Please note we may consider individuals on both a part-time (which may develop into to a full time opportunity) or on an associate basis.

To apply please send your CV to David Reid - Recruitment Co-ordinator Email: dreid@pet-xi.co.uk

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Alex, Senior Lead Trainer

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