Training Advisor – Maidstone or Essex

Job type: Full Time / Permanent

Location: Based at Head Office in Maidstone, Kent

Salary / Benefits : £25,000 pa. PMI, Profit Share & 25 day’s holiday


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Why Parenta?

  • Opportunity for career advancement and further learning. 
  • Warm and friendly working environment. 
  • Passionate colleagues and great team spirit.

At Parenta we bounce ideas around, challenge the status quo, act quickly, laugh constantly and celebrate continuously! We provide unrivalled training, marketing and business software solutions to the £5BN Childcare Industry across the UK. To support our unprecedented growth, we are currently looking to hire an experienced Training Advisor, to successfully enrol learners to the various courses that Parenta offer.

About the role…

As Training Advisor at Parenta you will ultimately be accountable for liaising with potential learners and childcare providers, to provide advice and guidance on the nature, duration and commitment required for every course provided by Parenta, ensuring that both the learner and Childcare provider understand the intricacies of the course before them.

The positions expectations…

  • Providing professional and informative advice and guidance to potential learners and employers.
  • Ensuring that all learners enrol on to appropriate courses and understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from Parenta.
  • Liaising and building relationships with employers to ensure that training provisions meet their business requirements and they are aware of any grants that may be available to them.
  • Discussing funding options with potential learners and employers based on the eligibility criteria of our funding partners and SFA guidelines.
  • Facilitating a smooth enrolment process, ensuring learners and employers understand the course content, course duration, mode of delivery and expected weekly amount of study time.
  • Ensuring learners are allocated to the correct funding partner, depending on eligibility and funding partner targets.
  • Arranging initial online functional skills assessments with learners and providing feedback and advice on their scores as appropriate.
  • Presenting funder specific start paperwork to both the learner and employer, ensuring both fully understand the terms and conditions of training and who is funding their training.
  • Achieving contractual targets as defined by the company, to include a reduction in the number of learner withdrawal statistics each month.

What we look for…

  • Experience within a comparable role within the apprenticeship sector.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities.
  • Excels in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Self-awareness and the desire for continuous personal improvement.
  • Good work ethics and passion for team comradery.
  • Positive attitude and drive to meet goals.
  • Resilience with the ability to recover from setbacks quickly.
  • Ability to manage multiple senior stakeholders and external parties.
  • A confident and articulate communicator.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to energise others.
  • Established credibility and experience interfacing with senior leadership.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritise under pressure.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to create and execute concrete action plans.
  • Strong organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Embodies the Parenta 4C’s:
  • Demonstrates Commitment to goals and personal growth.
  • Not afraid to Challenge something that doesn’t work and confident to share new ideas.
  • Works Collaboratively with others.
  • Connected to and passionate about your profession and Parenta’s vision.

Benefits:

  • 25K base with strong OTE potential
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Profit Share
  • 25 day’s holiday
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Fresh fruit delivered weekly

If this sounds like you please submit your CV by clicking “apply now”