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Training Management Group Apprenticeships Assessment Lead

Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr

21/04/2024, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy
HMS COLLINGWOOD, Newgate lane, Fareham
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

Details of Organisation/Business Directorate

Under the Selborne contract, the Contractor has responsibility for management of the training output for in scope training locations.

The Authority has a need to establish a suitably resourced and empowered ‘customer’ function to manage the contract, coordinate and manage the provision of Authority enablers and dependencies, and hold the Contractor to account for the delivery of the in-scope training services to the volume and quality standard required by the Authority.

The Authority’s responsibilities as an intelligent customer will be discharged through the Authority component of the Training Management Group (TMG) within the Personnel and Training Directorate. The TMG is the key forum for collaborative working between the Authority and the Contractor at a corporate level, and for the day-to-day management and oversight of the training service.

The Authority’s role as ‘customer’ within the TMG is to oversee, assure, consult, inform and influence, not to determine how the Contractor delivers the contracted services. The Authority component of the TMG constitutes both a centralised team and local ‘key customers’ at the point of training delivery to support the proactive management of the Contractor and the coordination of relevant Authority dependencies.

The TMG operates on a collaborative basis with joint-working between the Authority and Contractor to help each Party achieve their aligned objectives. This includes the Parties working together to identify and resolve risks and issues, and to realise opportunities. It also involves the Parties supporting one another to help fulfil their respective responsibilities and obligations, in accordance with the terms set out in Clause 62 (Cooperation and Collaboration) of the contract. In the case of the Authority, this will mean the provision of technical SME advice and guidance to the Contractor in relation to RN training and education, support in the design and implementation of remedial, opportunity realisation and modernisation plans, and facilitating change elsewhere within the RN which supports and enables the realisation of benefits within the training system.

The Pipeline Accreditation (PACC) teams role is to ensure accreditations requirements for each profession are met within resource envelope. The Military Independent Assessment Authority is the End Point Assessment (EPA) Organisation for a number of Apprenticeship Standards for the RN. The primary role of the MIAA is to act separately from other training aspects to offer unbiased grading assurance on EPAs and to apply for the apprenticeship certification on the Standards it is registered for. The MIAA is externally assured by Ofqual.

Job Purpose

Primary Purpose of the PACC MIAA Team Leader (TL)

·        Manage the day to day running of the Military Independent Assessment Authority (MIAA) liaising with all branches to develop EPA solutions.

·        Ensure that the MIAA is aligned to Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) standards and act as the Ofqual Responsibility Officer.

·        Review and implement MIAA policy, updating it as necessary to continuously improve upon the EPA process.

·        Assist the PACC SO1 in the day to day running of the PACC group.

Secondary Purposes

·        Manage the MIAA Grading Assessors daily tasking.

·        Attend RN and National events on behalf of the PACC group.

·        Provide termly feedback to Fleet on EPA outcomes.

·        Assist in the development and maintenance of MIAA/EPA funding models.

The post holder will be required to undertake all MOD Mandatory Training related to the post and site, and to support the training of direct reports.

The post holder will be required to maintain the currency of their knowledge and skills relating to training/ education policies, standards, theories and methodologies through ongoing CPD.

Must be an OF3 of ANY specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR may be considered. 

OF4 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF3.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

Hold Full Driving License.

Excellent communication/customer service skills.

Good IT background/aptitude in MS Office suite of applications.

Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

Working knowledge of Defence Systems Approach to training

Working knowledge of the Royal Navy Apprenticeship Programme.

Working knowledge of Apprenticeships and the rules surrounding funding and delivery of Standards based apprenticeships and EPA.

Internal Verifier Qualification held – D34/V1/ Level 4 IQA Course

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


The start date will be ASAP

Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be interviewed at the discretion of the Line Manager and may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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