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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

Quality and Compliance Manager (Skills)

Coventry - £30,000 - £45,000 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 Jake Sexton - Recruitment Manager Email: jsexton@pet-xi.co.uk
Lead Safeguarding Officer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000.00 to £28,000.00 a year

Act as lead officer for PET-Xi in all matters related to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups and be available for consultation in emergency situations at all times as required.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsibility for quality performance across a range of direct and indirect contracts.

Key responsibilities include:

• Accountable for ensuring that PET-Xi is fully compliant with current legislation, the ESFA/DWP Funding rules as they affect Vulnerable Groups involved in any activity organised by the organisation. • Responsible for the continuous review and monitoring of the Organisations Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy and Safeguarding Procedures ensuring they adequately cover all areas where interaction with Vulnerable Groups will occur and that they are fully compliant with current legislation and the rules of leading governing bodies.

• Provide the Managing Director with a monthly overview report of Safeguarding matters with recommendations for future actions.

• Report immediate concerns of safeguarding risk to the MD without delay.

• Ensure the recruitment and selection of employees is compliant with the requirements for regulated posts and meets DBS or its equivalent standards.

• Maintain a knowledge of current legislation and best practice trends in Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups.

• Recognised point of contact for those wishing to raise concerns or seeking help and guidance on any questions connected with the organisations Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy and Procedures.

• Develop and maintain appropriate internal and external key stakeholder relationships, in relation to Safeguarding matters.

• Advise and act where necessary, including leading on investigations on any matter relating to learners at risk, irrespective of which part of the organisation the activity is being held.

• Consult with external protection agencies as required and attend meetings to discuss those concerns or any court related matter.

• Work closely with the HR team and assist in any disciplinary processes the organisation must invoke because of a Safeguarding related concern. This will include internal investigations, interviewing and hearings as appropriate and necessary to do so. You will be required to attend any Employment Tribunal relating to a disciplinary matter invoked because of a Safeguarding matter, whether involved in the original investigation or not.

• Manage, support and provide guidance to those employees, who as an additional part of their substantive role act as the organisations Safeguarding Officers.

• Identify, design and deliver Safeguarding training across the organisation, maintaining attendance records.

• Support Heads of Departments in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans and operational delivery in relation to Safeguarding.

• Attend all national meetings, conferences or training held by the relevant governing body or other networks as required and represent the organisation in Safeguarding matters.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Managing Director Head of Operations Head of Funding Partnerships Manager National Programme Delivery Manager Apprenticeship Manager IQA Team LD Manager

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.

Essential Skills:

Demonstrable experience of acting as a designated Safeguarding lead in varied situations, preferably in a skills organisation, adapting to differing regulatory requirements and promoting the welfare of young people.

A relevant qualification in a safeguarding related field.

Highly developed knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding legislation, guidance and policies.

Extensive experience of safeguarding case work and investigations, together with excellent report writing skills.

Experience of Full Ofsted inspections

Proven experience of developing, implementing and continuously monitoring a safeguarding strategy and any associated policies.

Highly developed communication skills (written and verbal).

Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Powerpoint.

Ability to design, develop and deliver Safeguarding training for all employees.

Demonstrates evidence of ongoing professional development.

A current enhanced DBS is essential.

To apply please send your CV to Jake Sexton - Recruitment Manager Email: jsexton@pet-xi.co.uk
Purpose of the Job:

To deliver engaging and inspirational programmes leading to defined outcomes for young learners in accordance with PET-Xi’s company values and which meet prescribed internal and external standards, in accordance with the detailed specification agreed with the particular client.

Skills & Experience:

Previous experience in engaging with young peoples’ activities

Ability to engage with and inspire young learners by using appropriate training techniques and inter-personal skills

Create an appropriate learning environment and maintain a disciplinary framework by demonstrating a strong ‘presence’ in the classroom or venue

The ability to deliver learning under pressure with challenging learners

Engage effectively with the client at local level and actively respond to any complaints or concerns

Be capable of modifying delivery method or learner work plans when appropriate (self-reliance)

Be methodical & organised throughout the learning programme in order to deliver the required learning evidence at the conclusion of each programme to the standard required by the internal quality assurer

Basic user knowledge of Microsoft Office applications i.e.Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Minimum GCSE English grade A-C or equivalent Level 2

Reports to: Centre Manager

Responsible for: Allocated Support Trainers (per course)

Key Tasks:

Follow the Rules and Procedures for Training Staff (outline descriptions follow):

• Deliver the agreed programme in accordance with the lesson plan

• Support collective team in sourcing & securing learner Work placements in funding timeframe

Timeframe

• Conducting H&S Assessments and Employer sign ups

• Conduct Placement monitoring visits & attendance register sign offs

• Complete a daily register of learners

• Complete a daily report email daily to PET-Xi Academy

• Ensure that every completing learner has an evidential Folder of Evidence ready for moderation where appropriate

• Complete Tutor sections of learner reviews. 4-6weeks apart, per learner

• CVs to be completed to standard in agreed timescale. To be sent to Centre Manager for finalisation/ sign off

• Support applications into positive progressions throughout programme. In agreed timeframe

• Provide supervision, guidance and training to the Support Trainers

• Ensure good housekeeping at the programme venue and compliance with local health and safety requirements

• Receive and respond to any comments or complaints received from the client and where possible take corrective action

• Where necessary refer complaints immediately to the Centre Manager

• Ensure care and security of equipment booked out e.g. laptops and ensure the return of equipment

• Participate in Training and Development as required.

• To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of any children, young people and vulnerable adults the post holder may meet during your employment at PET-Xi Training Limited.

NB: This Description gives a broad explanation of the duties of this post, but these may vary over time.

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Alex, Senior Lead Trainer

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