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Head of APSE Training

Head of APSE Training

APSE is a dynamic and fast-growing local authority association promoting excellence in the delivery of local services. APSE provides a range of services to member councils across the UK, including advice, research, consultancy, benchmarking and training.


Head of APSE Training

Starting salary £50,979 per annum

With the potential to earn a further £8,678 PRP


APSE is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified trainer to manage APSE’s training arm. The Head of APSE training will be based in the Manchester office, however, the nature of the role will require travel throughout the UK to deliver and coordinate training courses.

As the Head of APSE training you will be a suitably qualified trainer, preferably with experience of the local Government sector. You will be required to design and deliver both public courses and bespoke training courses as required by local authorities. In addition you will manage a pool of expert associate trainers who will also deliver training courses.

Applicants should be qualified trainers with a wide ranging skill set, experienced in delivering a wide range of courses. The successful candidate will have good business acumen, be able to spot training opportunities and build good customer relationships, to promote APSE’s training offer. They will be able to manage budgets, be well organised, able to coordinate a busy training programme and have experience of working in a commercial environment.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self motivated and charismatic champion for APSE.  He / she will be able to demonstrate a commitment to front line public services as well as the ability to network with colleagues and local government peers.

APSE’s head office is in Old Trafford, Manchester, however the training programme is delivered UK wide. The salary scale reflects the requirement for out of hours working and a significant amount of travelling throughout the United Kingdom.

APSE is an Investors in People Employer and is fully committed to training and developing its staff

Job Location – Manchester

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 4pm Tuesday 3 September 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 17/18 September 2019 

Late Applications and CVs only will not be considered.

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Job Description

For further information or for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paul O’Brien on 0161 772 1810 or email recruitment@apse.org.uk

APSE is an equal opportunities employer

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.





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