Area Manager Retail
Lifetime - American Samoa

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Area Manager Retail - Field based – with national travel as required - £35,000 basic plus competitive bonus About us Founded in 1995, Lifetime’s focus on innovation and smart business practices have seen us develop into one of the top performing and fastest growing companies in the UK. Today we want to create a business we can be proud of. We’re striving to be the industry leader in delivering high quality, effective training solutions that add tangible value through strong partnerships, efficient delivery, leading edge technology, innovation and great people.

We have a great track record in Government funded training, as well as developing the careers of thousands of individuals via our commercial and corporate training. We have a rapidly expanding customer base across fitness and leisure, hospitality, adult and elderly care, children and young people’s care, call centre and retail sectors. Our dynamic growth is set to continue as we develop new training and employment programmes across these and other sectors.

The last three years have seen fantastic growth with turnover increasing from £9 million to a budgeted £35 million this year. With one of the most dynamic and driven boards around, we believe we’re right to be so excited about the future.

In a nutshell You’ll be accountable for managing and maximising the performance of our team of field based Retail Assessors – or Regional Trainers as we call them. Building an environment where Lifetime DNA values can flourish, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that all company targets are achieved through your effective leadership of the team.

Key Responsibilities of the role You’ll be managing a national team of Regional Trainers delivering retail apprenticeships. Each Regional Trainer has a portfolio of 50 plus learners across a variety of disciplines within retail sector.

You will be responsible for supporting, mentoring, coaching and developing the team as required ensuring they achieve their individual targets or KPIs – in turn achieving company and external stakeholder requirements. You'll also manage the performance process of your team including probation reviews, 1:1’s and appraisals.

You’ll manage and run specific retail contracts as well as drive business development within your team and ensure that potential leads are maximised. Alongside this you’ll deliver an exemplary level of customer service to our clients and ensure that the delivery of training is in line with each client’s needs and expectations.

Preparing accurate forecasts and producing performance reports for your team, you’ll work closely with the Head of Retail to prepare budgets and targets.

What you'll need Successful candidates will have a proven background in work based learning industry with knowledge of apprenticeship programmes. You’ll ideally have worked in a similar position with a WBL training provider – you must have experience managing/leading a field based team and managing government funded contracts and associate KPI measures. Ideally you would have experience of working in the retail sector and be aware of the challenges it faces.

From a management background you will excel in two areas: managing people and delivering results. We’re looking for someone who can lead; who is organised, IT literate, committed and self-motivated.

You’ll hold teaching and assessing qualifications; A1 & PTTLS (or equivalent). With a good set of GCSEs behind you, including Maths and English, you’ve a relevant degree (or equivalent), and if you have an NVQ Level 3 (or similar) then that would be great.

Supporting a national team of Regional Trainers, you will ideally be centrally located. And, as we would expect, you will have a full UK driving licence and can travel to different locations using your own vehicle.

Benefits of taking the leap into Lifetime? With a great company comes great rewards. Here’s just a few to get you interested...

We love nothing more than to reward great results. We offer a highly competitive bonus giving strong performers an opportunity to earn up to £45,000 OTE.

On top of this we offer 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, company pension scheme, life assurance, staff incentives, company laptop and mobile phone. You will also become eligible for a company car on successful completion of probation.

Naturally, as a top training provider we’re also keen to develop you in your career!

Interested? Raring to go? We're looking to recruit the very best. So if, like us, you refuse to accept the ordinary and nodded excitedly throughout this advert, we'd love to hear from you!

Send us your CV along with any additional information you feel will be beneficial in supporting your application via our website.

You will need to attach a copy of your CV along with your application.

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