Software Development Skills Coach – Kent area

Ref
57322
Talent pool
Delivery - Non Technical
Location
Home-Based
Salary
up to £35,000 + £3,600 car allowance
Closing date
05/03/2018
Description

QA Apprenticeships

Software Development Technical Skills Coach – Kent area

Are you an Software Developer professional or graduate looking for an exciting new challenge?

Do you have a passion for Software Development?

Do you want an opportunity to for a company that truly promotes organic growth and development?

Do you want to work for a Top Track 250 company – one of the UK’s top performing private companies?

If you have answered yes then read on to find out more…

Your role

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working in a Software development or Software testing role.  We are keen to hear from people who have experience of working with JAVA, C# or C++.  Having the practical experience of working within the IT industry, this will enable a Technical Skills Coach to coach and mentor learners on Apprenticeship funded programmes at their workplace locations.   Working autonomously and managing your own diary, you will have the flexibility to schedule face to face and remote contact sessions with your caseload of learners.  Typically, you will be responsible for a cohort of 45 – 50 learners on your caseload with the ultimate aim of coaching and mentoring them to prepare them for their end-point external assessment with the British Computer Society.   Whilst our financial package for this role is competitive, the satisfaction you get from making a difference to the lives of others is priceless

Having previous experience in a similar role would be a bonus, but if you have not, don’t fret; as part of our commitment to you we will be putting you through your CAVA training – making you a fully qualified Skills Coach!

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to truly use your knowledge and expertise within software development whilst helping and encouraging learners through their apprenticeship programme – all whilst working autonomously and managing your own time!

Your team

Home-based, but covering the Kent area, you will be required to work closely with the Regional Delivery Manager and Head of Delivery. The position will require travel across multiple sites (depending on where your learners are based) so having your own transport is a must!

Financial package and benefits

We are offering a competitive financial package + car allowance, Private Pension as well as 25 days holiday, 2 days paid Charity work each year for a charity of your choice, 3 days of additional training from our very own course selection (1,200 to be precise), subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme.

Your background

You will need to hold a degree, higher education qualification accompanied with significant industry experience in Software Development (Java/Opensource/C#/SQL), with a sound technical knowledge and understanding of different softwares. It is a given with the nature of the role that excellent communication is key, with a desire to work in a coaching/mentoring environment. Holding an existing CAVA/A1 qualification would be ideal, however as mentioned, it is not essential.

About QA Apprenticeships

QA Apprenticeships - As the fastest growing division of QA, we are now the UK’s leading provider of IT and business services apprenticeships. Our multi-award winning programmes have been awarded the highest possible grade by Ofsted with an amazing 'Outstanding’ in all areas.

If you think you have what it takes and have the relevant experience, skills and qualifications please get in touch.

 

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