About the role…

Leading the Agent Academy team, you’ll deliver Agent Academy’s vision, to be the place for future talent, as part of our 3-year strategic plan to:

Seek out untapped talent: how we’ll attract diverse talent to our programmes; local people who are ambitious, committed, and creative but are locked out of industry.
Transform learning experiences: how we’ll innovate and evolve our programme content, delivery and skills development, to remain industry-relevant and deliver high impact for our learners and partners.
Align with Partners: how we’ll lead the way, with collaboration at the heart of how we work; always delivering results that exceed the expectation of our partners.
Realise Impact: how we’ll solve the talent challenges experienced by employers by making sure our learners land high-value, secure careers.

What we’re looking for…

Strategic Leadership

Strategic responsibility – you’ll have the vision, insight and sector understanding to plan and lead the direction and development of Agent Academy. You’ll present progress, evaluation, impact and future plans regularly to the Board.

Strategic oversight – you’ll be continually building your insight and understanding of the key sectors and regions we operate in. Understanding and interpreting the influence of everchanging national and regional policy and keeping up to date with current and impending legislation, will be key.

Creative approach – you’ll continually inspire your team to think differently. Innovation will be delivered by listening to partner and industry insight, cocreating new ideas and taking a creative and solution-led approach to new projects and renewed curriculum. Your future focused outlook will result in the continued progression of Agent Academy.

Programme Development

New programmes – you’ll play a pivotal role in the development and launch of new
programmes in collaboration with our partners. This will involve establishing partner need and aligning this with industry demand to deliver positive employment outcomes.

Speaker relationship development – you’ll play a central role in connecting to industry leaders who will contribute to our programmes by delivering expert workshops and masterclasses. You will continually develop these relationships, to harness opportunities for commercial collaboration and the recruitment of our learners.

Representing Agent Academy – you’ll be a confident networker, attending relevant events and conferences to develop your knowledge and ignite opportunities for Agent Academy. You’ll participate in relevant steering groups to influence the employment and skills landscape, build your network and gain new industry insight.

Programme Management

Programme delivery – you’ll overseeing the day-to-day delivery of our programmes, this will include leading the delivery of your own programmes, as well as coaching the team in their delivery, making sure expectations are exceeded for learners, industry speakers and clients.

Programme scope and design – you’ll understand the scope and ambitions of each project and design our programmes to deliver these. This will include, considering the objectives of partners, learners, employers and the wider-regional perspective.

Curriculum development – you’ll continually engage with learners, employers, and partners to ensure the curriculum is relevant and supports desired employment outcomes for learners and industry.

Learner success – at the heart of your work will be the employment outcomes and wellbeing of our learners, you’ll oversee pastoral and aftercare support and processes to ensure learners are safe, happy and demonstrating positive progression during and after their programme.

Project Delivery – you’ll collaborate with the team to deliver the client project based on agreed brief. This may involve guiding learners in accomplishing key project milestones, including end-of-programme presentations, insight reports, client events, learner qualifications, or any other specific deliverables outlined in the brief.

Evaluation and review – you’ll lead on the measurement and evaluation of our programme activity in alignment with our overall vision and the objectives of each project. This will include collecting feedback and evidencing outcomes to deliver funding reports and evidence, impact reports and improvement plans.

Team Management

Team – you’ll manage the programme delivery team to achieve exceptional learning experiences that lead to employment outcomes. You’ll build the capacity of your direct reports through coaching, identifying areas for training and further development. You’ll be dedicated to leading the team operationally to deliver Agent Academy strategic ambitions.

Business planning – working closely with the team, you’ll lead the tactical delivery of existing and new programmes. This includes considering team capacity, impact, and the requirements of partners and funders. By effectively managing these aspects, you will ensure successful project execution aligned with our company goals.

Process development – you’ll continually look at ways to improve our processes, update policy and raise standards, to ensure the highest quality and compliance.

You’ll need to have…

3+ years’ experience in leadership and management
Experience in planning and implementing processes to manage projects effectively
A demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion with an unrivalled passion for enabling others to reach their potential
A positive outlook and leadership style, with the ability to understand regional and sector landscapes, and be influential at a strategic level
An understanding of the career opportunities that exist in the creative, digital and tech industry
Excellent networking, presentation, and written communication skills – you will be expected to communicate in an articulate, accurate and succinct way to build strong and effective relationships
Ambition, with a desire to succeed whilst enabling others to do the same!

What we offer…

Agent Academy is a people-led business and it’s important to us that we look after and support our team. We do this by offering benefits including:

Four day working week
Weekly learning and development time
(Numerous) office dogs
High-spec equipment (Mac or PC)
Professional development and training opportunities
Mental health and wellbeing support
Team social events (we love our food and drink)