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Interested in joining our dynamic and expert apprentice training team? We’ve been delivering procurement and supply training to wealth of sectors since 2007. Discover a range of exciting career opportunities with SRSCC below.

Established in 2007, SR Supply Chain Consultants are a fast-growing training company based in Lancashire who are a Procurement and Supply Centre of Excellence that off professional qualifications and Apprenticeships.  We work all industries and sectors and have a wide customer base including many blue-chip companies.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our Delivery Team; reporting to Head of Education this individual will be required to deliver our high-quality training courses to our clients through a variety of platforms including class-based courses at our various study centres, employee locations and online. Courses will cover the delivery of the CIPS qualification, the L3 Procurement and Supply Assistant and L4 Commercial Procurement Supply Apprenticeship standard and a range of procurement focussed CPD Courses. You will be expected to support the overall growth of SRSCC through other activities including material development, mentoring, increasing brand awareness whilst maintaining quality and enhancing the learner’s experience.

As a CIPS Tutor, you will be responsible for:

  • Ability to deliver up to 100 days tuition per year (Face to Face and virtual)
  • Conducting formative assessments for learners and providing feedback
  • Supporting the updating of course materials including powerpoint slides, online learning resources, reading lists, etc
  • Assist and support the Head of Education in the development of curriculum
  • To provide support during Ofsted and other auditing bodies inspections, including but not limited to CIPS, ISO and Cyber Essentials
  • Be an advocate to learners by demonstrating and reinforcing the expected behaviours and attitudes required during learner sessions, workshops etc
  • Ensure you support learners with their personal development goals and objectives by providing effective guidance and advice
  • Providing advice, support, and guidance to learners for subject and content specific queries
  • Supporting Apprentices through End Point Assessment, providing advice, guidance, and support
  • Supporting Customer Service Team and/or Apprenticeship Manager with client performance meetings and stakeholder reviews for allocated programmes

As part of this job role your package will include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Workplace Pension (subject to eligibility criteria)
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Free secure car parking
  • Time off for charity events

This is a fixed term contract covering a maternity leave for 10 to 11 months beginning in late October/early November 2023 until September 2024.

 

Who we are

Established in 2007, SR Supply Chain Consultants (SRSCC) Ltd are a training provider who specialise in Procurement and Supply Chain. SRSCC have nine study centre locations and two exam centres throughout England. SRSCC are a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) “Centre of Excellence” and are also a Main Provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP).

“SRSCC are committed to developing the people behind procurement through quality training, apprenticeships, consultancy, ensuring ethical standards and best practice are delivered through a range of innovative and flexible media”.

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our Administration Team, reporting to the Office Manager this individual will be integral to achieving company success through supporting our learners, team members and internal departments in the delivery of a range of business administration functions. You are to effectively interact and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to work towards and achieving personal, team and company goals and objectives.

 

Job Title Operations Coordinator

Location Hybrid – Head Office (Euxton, Chorley), Working from Home, Customer Sites

Working Hours 37.5hrs/Week

Working Pattern Mon to Thurs 8.15am-5pm, Fri 9.00am-3pm

Contract Type Fixed term, Full Time

Salary Range £20,000 – £23,000 per annum

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Performing routine administrative tasks and assisting in the course administration management including sending booking confirmations, creating registers and distributing course materials
  • Supporting Operations team with onboarding of apprentices and learners
  • Dealing promptly and efficiently with telephone and email queries from students, suppliers and colleagues
  • Ordering stationary and other resources as required
  • Performing administrative tasks as required in particular those relating to delivery of CIPS qualifications
  • Ensuring that students receive an excellent service from SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd in all aspects of our service
  • Support the office team and office manager with general administration and other duties required by the demands of the business

Essential Requirements:

  • GCSE or Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Business Administration NVQ L2 or above/equivalent
  • Experience and knowledge of MS Windows 365 inc Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally and be able to clearly explain issues to customers and colleagues
  • An ability to maintain accurate up to date electronic and manual records
  • Confident and professional telephone manner
  • Demonstrates a helpful, polite and confident manner

A good understanding of what makes excellent customer care

  • Understanding of the value of diversity
  • A flexible and adaptable approach and being responsive to the needs of the business and colleagues

You must also be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check if not already held.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 10 months

 

Salary: £20,000.00-£23,000.00 per year

 

Benefits:

  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Profit sharing
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chorley: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Administrative experience: 2 years (preferred)
  • Phone etiquette: 1 year (preferred)
  • Microsoft Excel: 1 year (preferred)
  • Microsoft Word: 1 year (preferred)
  • Data entry: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Chorley

Role Title: Assessment Coordinator

Location: Hybrid – Head Office (Euxton, Chorley), Working from Home and Customer Sites

Accountable to: Assessments Manager

Salary: £22,000 – £23,500

Working Hours: 37.5 Per week (Monday to Thursday 8:15am – 5pm and Friday 9am -3pm)

Purpose of Role:

The Assessment Coordinator plays a pivotal role in our organisation, primarily focusing on the seamless facilitation and coordination of the assessment process. This includes a wide array of responsibilities such as overseeing collating exam bookings for Apprentices and coordinating invigilators. A key aspect of this role involves maintaining up-to-date records and processes within the department, ensuring effective communication with other teams as necessary.

The role demands meticulous attention to detail in scheduling exams and assessments at the appropriate times and locations for all apprentices and learners. Additionally, the Exam Coordinator will be instrumental in fostering a collaborative environment, liaising between various departments and our customers to provide essential support and guidance. This position requires a proactive and organised approach to ensure all operations run smoothly and efficiently, aligning with the organisation’s standards and objectives.

The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth and efficient coordination of all aspects related to examinations for learners. This includes a wide range of responsibilities from managing exam schedules, handling administrative tasks, to maintaining communication with learners and mentors. The role demands a meticulous approach to record-keeping and a proactive stance in dealing with changes and updates.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

Communication

  • Handle all emails related to exams, ensuring clear, positive, and constructive communication.
  • Communicating effectively with mentors, apprentices, and learners about resits and support options.
  • When relevant communicate to employers about their apprentices in learners to ensure all stakeholders are aware of exam series.
  • Work closely with the accounts department to ensure invoicing for exams are correct and minimise and resolve any irregularities.
  • Collaborating closely with other teams to ensure seamless exam coordination.
  • Update stakeholders on any change in process or policy relevant to this role.

 

Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Managing various logs (Cancellation, Exam, Alteration) and general trackers with a high level of accuracy.
  • Creating and updating bespoke exam schedules for individual learners.
  • Consolidating exam pass rates, generating failure reports, and preparing other reports as needed.
  • Ensure KPI’s are updated on a monthly basis.

 

Exam Administration and Time Management

  • Handle all emails related to exams, ensuring clear, positive, and constructive communication.
  • Communicating effectively with mentors and learners about resits and support options by keeping systems and data sources up to date and accurate.
  • Coordinate the sending out of books and study guides to apprentices and learners in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensuring compliance with external bodies by sending completed registers and other reports when needed.
  • Facilitate reasonable adjustment applications and support customers with special consideration applications.

 

Invigilator Coordination

  • Sourcing and coordinating with invigilators, ensuring they are punctual, well-trained, and informed.
  • Coordinating all aspects related to invigilators, including scheduling and logistical support.

 

Ownership and Accountability

  • Taking full ownership of tasks and responsibilities, working under the guidance and support of the Assessments Manager.
  • Ensuring that all duties are carried out with a sense of responsibility and ownership, reflecting the high standards of the role.
  • Regularly updating and checking laptops and other examination equipment for optimal functionality.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and readiness of facilities, including kitchen and exam rooms.

 

Communication

  • Communicate with all colleagues and external points of contact face to face, by telephone, or in writing in a clear, concise, and professional manner
  • Interpret and respond clearly, effectively, and in a timely manner to requests for information from colleagues, managers, directors, and external agencies
  • Understand business demands and expectations and deliver against these in line with the company’s high standards
  • Communicate within the team, supporting others where necessary
  • Contribute to team meetings and events as and when required
  • Developing and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Following instructions and asking appropriate questions
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner and people are kept informed of progress

 

Teamwork

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers, and customers
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner and clients/colleagues are kept informed of progress
  • Influence people positively demonstrating a “can do” attitude
  • Contribute to formal and informal discussions with colleagues to generate new ideas and approaches
  • Enjoy working as part of a team but be capable of working autonomously

 

Administration

  • Effectively use Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility
  • Maintain accurate paper and electronic records
  • Identify problems and respond in a timely fashion

 

Other

  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Have a willingness to go the extra mile and always strive to seek job satisfaction
  • Ensuring own personal workspace is kept clean and tidy. The company expects you to respect company property and to report any misuse of same to your immediate line manager
  • Remain up to date with professional knowledge by participating in learning opportunities
  • Ensure all Safeguarding, GDPR and Health & Safety procedures are effectively carried out
  • To comply with the company handbook policies and procedures
  • To act at all times to promote equality and diversity ensuring inclusive and integrated services
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate within the broad remit of the role
  • Ensure any issues concerning quality and customer care are reported to management

 

Note:

The details contained in this Job Description summarise the main expectations of the role at the date it was prepared. It should be understood that the nature of individual roles will evolve and change. Consequently, the company will expect to review and revise this Job Description from time to time and will consult with the post-holder at the appropriate time.

 

Benefits:

  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Work from home

 

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

 

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus
  • Yearly bonus

 

Education:

  • Certificate of Higher Education (preferred)

Who we are

Established in 2007, SR Supply Chain Consultants (SRSCC) Ltd are a training provider who specialise in Procurement and Supply Chain. SRSCC have nine study centre locations and two exam centres throughout England. SRSCC are a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) “Centre of Excellence” and are also a Main Provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP).

“SRSCC are committed to developing the people behind procurement through quality training, apprenticeships, consultancy, ensuring ethical standards and best practice are delivered through a range of innovative and flexible media”.

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our Apprenticeship Management Team, reporting to the Apprenticeship Progress and Guidance Manager. This individual will be responsible for two elements of the role of Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor. As a Progress Mentor you will be responsible for completing progress mentor reviews and other support meetings every 10 weeks with all learners on our apprenticeship programme. You will also be required to run regular learner progress reports, escalate any concerns to your Line Manager and work closely with all the key Account Managers. As a Functional Skills Tutor you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the required support and development of learners to prepare them for their Maths and English Functional skills Level 2 assessments before commencement of their first CIPS unit.

 

Job Title Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor

Location Hybrid – Head Office (Euxton, Chorley), Working from Home, Customer Sites

Working Hours 37.5hrs/Week

Working Pattern Mon to Fri 8.30am-5pm

Contract Type Permanent Full Time

Salary Range £24,500.00-£26,000.00 per annum

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and facilitating progress mentor visits and apprenticeship reviews
  • Ensuring timely progression of learners through functional skills training and managing the booking process of learner functional skills examinations
  • Providing advice, support and guidance to learners on the apprenticeship programme
  • Support the Customer Service Team with learner information as and when required
  • Provide monthly management information to the Apprenticeship Progress and Guidance Manager for operational meetings, both mentor and functional skills reports
  • Provide help and guidance to apprenticeship learners who require support with their functional skills assessments
  • Work closely with Account Managers and provide information relating to learner progression and attend site visits as required

 

Essential Requirements – Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Relevant teaching qualification at undergraduate level or above
  • Educated to GSCE Level or Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Intermediate-level MS Windows 365 including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of the value of diversity
  • Management of people including performance management
  • Working to tight deadlines and under pressure.

 

The role requires you to hold a full UK driving licence and have use of your own vehicle for business use.

You must also be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check if not already held.

 

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Workplace Pension (subject to eligibility criteria)
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Free secure car parking
  • Time off for charity events


Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
    No weekends

 

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

Chorley: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (preferred)

 

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (preferred)
  • Tutoring: 1 year (preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (preferred)

 

Language:

English (required)


Work Location: Hybrid remote in Chorley

 

Reference ID: Progress Mentor and Functional Skills TutorV1

Established in 2007, SR Supply Chain Consultants are a fast-growing training company based in Lancashire who are a Procurement and Supply Centre of Excellence that off professional qualifications and Apprenticeships.  We work all industries and sectors and have a wide customer base including many blue-chip companies.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our Delivery Team; reporting to Head of Education this individual will be required to deliver our high-quality training courses to our clients through a variety of platforms including class-based courses at our various study centres, employee locations and online. Courses will cover the delivery of the CIPS qualification, the L3 Procurement and Supply Assistant and L4 Commercial Procurement Supply Apprenticeship standard and a range of procurement focussed CPD Courses. You will be expected to support the overall growth of SRSCC through other activities including material development, mentoring, increasing brand awareness whilst maintaining quality and enhancing the learner’s experience.

As a CIPS Tutor, you will be responsible for:

  • Ability to deliver up to 100 days tuition per year (Face to Face and virtual)
  • Conducting formative assessments for learners and providing feedback
  • Supporting the updating of course materials including powerpoint slides, online learning resources, reading lists, etc
  • Assist and support the Head of Education in the development of curriculum
  • To provide support during Ofsted and other auditing bodies inspections, including but not limited to CIPS, ISO and Cyber Essentials
  • Be an advocate to learners by demonstrating and reinforcing the expected behaviours and attitudes required during learner sessions, workshops etc
  • Ensure you support learners with their personal development goals and objectives by providing effective guidance and advice
  • Providing advice, support, and guidance to learners for subject and content specific queries
  • Supporting Apprentices through End Point Assessment, providing advice, guidance, and support
  • Supporting Customer Service Team and/or Apprenticeship Manager with client performance meetings and stakeholder reviews for allocated programmes

As part of this job role your package will include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Workplace Pension (subject to eligibility criteria)
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Free secure car parking
  • Time off for charity events

Who we are

Established in 2007, SR Supply Chain Consultants (SRSCC) Ltd are a training provider who specialise in Procurement and Supply Chain. SRSCC have nine study centre locations and two exam centres throughout England. SRSCC are a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) “Centre of Excellence” and are also a Main Provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP).

“SRSCC are committed to developing the people behind procurement through quality training, apprenticeships, consultancy, ensuring ethical standards and best practice are delivered through a range of innovative and flexible media”.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our Central Services Team; reporting to Head of Central Services this individual will work closely with the deputy safeguarding leads and have overall responsibility for implementing and overseeing effective safeguarding practices, policies, and procedures to promote a safe and secure learning environment. You are to effectively interact with both internal and external stakeholders to collaboratively work towards and achieving personal, team and company goals and objectives.

Job Title Safeguarding Lead

Location Hybrid – Head Office (Euxton, Chorley), Working from Home, Customer Sites

Working Hours 25hrs per Week

Working Pattern Monday to Friday (working times to be agreed on appointment)

Contract Type Permanent Part Time

Salary Range £28,000 – £32,000 per annum (pro rata)

Principle Responsibilities:

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

  • Develop, implement, and review safeguarding policies and procedures in compliance with statutory requirements, national guidelines, and best practices.
  • Regularly update policies to reflect any changes in legislation or regulatory standards.
  • Ensure safeguarding policies are communicated effectively to staff, learners, and stakeholders.

Training and Awareness

  • Develop and deliver safeguarding training programmes to staff, including induction training, to ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues among learners, promoting an open culture where concerns can be reported and addressed.
  • Facilitate training sessions for learners to promote their understanding of personal safety and recognising potential risks.

Reporting and Incident Management

  • Establish and maintain an effective reporting mechanism for safeguarding concerns, ensuring that all incidents, allegations, and disclosures are recorded, investigated, and resolved appropriately.
  • Act as the main point of contact for safeguarding concerns, providing support and guidance to staff, learners, and external agencies including onsite visits to learners.
  • Liaise with relevant authorities, such as local authorities and law enforcement, when necessary, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements.

Risk Assessment and Management

  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential safeguarding risks and implement measures to mitigate them.
  • Develop and maintain a system for monitoring and reviewing risk controls, ensuring their effectiveness and making necessary adjustments as required.
  • Advise on the safe recruitment of staff, including carrying out necessary background checks and ensuring appropriate vetting processes are in place.

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Develop a close working relationship with deputy safeguarding leads to ensure effective and efficient management of all safeguarding activities.
  • To work alongside the SLT presenting reports and data to drive continuous improvements.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with external agencies, such as local authorities, social services, and regulatory bodies, to ensure a coordinated approach to safeguarding.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including parents, guardians, and other educational institutions, to share relevant information and collaborate on safeguarding matters.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. social work, education, psychology)

· Intermediate level (including experience) MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

· Previous experience working in a safeguarding role, preferably within an educational or apprenticeship provider setting

· Experience of handling large amounts of sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and build relationships with staff, learners, and external agencies

· Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and manage time effectively

· Strong organisational and problem-solving skills

· High level of accuracy and attention to detail

· Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment

· Willingness to undertake further development and responsibilities

· An ability to maintain accurate up to date electronic and manual records

· Ability to support, train, coach and mentor others

· Excellent ICT skills and the ability to write concise summary reports regarding safeguarding issues and associated interventions

· Extensive knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policies, and procedures in the UK

· Strong understanding of the specific safeguarding needs and challenges faced by 16-18 year olds and adult learners

· A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in safeguarding practices

· A flexible and adaptable approach and being responsive to the needs of the business and colleagues

· Smart professional appearance

· A willingness to travel

· Proof of right to work in the UK

The role requires you to hold a full UK driving licence and have use of your own vehicle for business use.

You must also be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check if not already held.

Company Benefits:

· Competitive Salary

· Discretionary Bonus Scheme

· Workplace Pension (subject to eligibility criteria)

· 20 days per annum (increasing 1 day per complete year of service up to 25 days) plus bank holidays (pro rata)

· Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

· Company Sick Pay

· Ongoing Training and Development

· Progression Opportunities

· Free secure car parking

· Time off for charity events

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00-£32,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chorley: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Chorley

Reference ID: Safeguarding LeadV1

Looking for an Apprenticeship?

Please email our team at info@srscc.co.uk and request a Procurement Apprentice Advert Form.  Upon receipt of the full job details and a company logo, your request will go through to our approval panel and will be displayed for an agreed period.

Jack Callaghan

Operations Coordinator

In December 2023, Jack became an integral part of SRSCC as an Operations Coordinator.

His expertise lies in auditing processes and devising innovative solutions to improve areas with growth potential. He excels in comprehending and refining systems and procedures, consistently recognising opportunities for streamlining and automation.

Jack has exceptional communication skills, refined during his English Literature degree at the University of Liverpool, which facilitate his ability to articulate ideas effectively.

Detail-oriented and equally focused on the big picture, Jack applies his meticulous organisational skills to all facets of a framework, identifying the most efficient strategies for achieving both personal and collective aims.

His methodical approach and strategic thinking make Jack an indispensable asset, contributing to the team’s effectiveness and the achievement of organisational goals.

Sophie Drew

Operations Coordinator

Sophie joined the SRSCC Team in December 2023 as one of our Operations Coordinators.


Hailing from the picturesque county of Norfolk, she has 10 years of Administration experience, having most recently worked in Further Education.


Beyond the office walls, you’ll often find Sophie in the gym, or baking something up in the kitchen. She loves to spend time with family, friends and her two dachshunds – Digby and Bernie.

Kelly Little

Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Kelly joined SRSCC in December 2023 as Safeguarding & Prevent Lead.

Kelly has worked in education for over 13 years, and has safeguarding and teaching experience ranging from Early Years right through to Higher Education.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and exploring different countries.

Amanda Wilson

Customer Success Manager

Amanda was delighted to join the SRSCC team in November 2023 as a Customer Success Manager. Amanda comes to us as a seasoned Area Manager with over 10 years of management expertise and a strong background in customer service spanning over 15 years. Amanda is a dedicated professional holding NVQ Level 3 in Management and Customer Service and is committed to driving excellence in both leadership and customer relations.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, walking her 2 dogs (which she adores) and reading.

Rachel Hampson

Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor

Rachel was delighted to join SRSCC in November 2023 in her role as a Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor.

Rachel has been teaching for over 15 years and her experience ranges from teaching young offenders and adults in Prison Education to Curriculum management in a Large FE college. Rachel has dedicated much of her career to teaching students who lack confidence in English and helping them overcome barriers preventing them from achieving. Rachel also tutors in her spare time and finds it very rewarding.

Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family, go on holidays, but would love to see more of the world!

Victoria Prescott

CIPS Tutor

Victoria has a passion for teaching and mentoring that has consistently been a driving force in her career. She has conducted in-house training, developed educational materials, and mentored team members to help them excel in their roles. Victoria believes that effective teaching involves not only imparting knowledge but also fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability – skills that are essential in the world of procurement.

With over a decade of hands-on experience in procurement, throughout her career, Victoria has successfully managed procurement processes, negotiated complex contracts, and redesigned supply chain processes to optimise performance for various organisations. Her experience spans across industries, and she has a proven track record of achieving cost savings and improving operational efficiency.

Victoria is enthusiastic about her role in guiding students toward a deeper understanding of procurement and preparing them for successful careers in the field. Her goal is to inspire the next generation of buyers and supply chain professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in life and business.

She studied and passed her MCIPS with SR Supply Chain Consultants. Her training with the organization exposed her to its unique approach to problem-solving, customer service, and innovation. Victoria had the privilege of learning from seasoned professionals within the company, benefiting from their wealth of experience and expertise. This experience has not only enhanced her professional skills but has also instilled in her a deep appreciation for the company’s values and commitment to excellence.

Jessica Hogg

Administration Assistant

Jess went to college straight after school in Sheffield studying Health and Social care. She then moved to Blackburn and went onto University study Teaching and Learning Support and Education Studies- which she graduate from with a 2:1.

Jess worked within Customer Services whilst at University, and enjoyed being able to help assist clients. Jess’ next step was working in schools as a Teaching Assistant, giving her vast experience working with children who have SEMH needs. This helped her develop many skills and expanded her understanding in regard to the education sector. 

During her spare time Jess likes to go on days out with her husband and their daughter, going back to Sheffield to see her friends and family and taking her German Shepherd out on long walks in the countryside.  

Chloe Scott

Customer Success Manager

Chloe has a diverse professional background, starting her career as a Nursery Nurse Apprentice, where she completed her apprenticeship. She subsequently gained a wealth of experience in various roles including being a Nanny, a Sales Advisor and most recently as an Accommodation Coordinator.

During her time working in the nursery sector, she gained invaluable experience with Ofsted standards and requirements, which she skillfully navigated to ensure the nursery met all required benchmarks. Her adaptability and resilience are evident as she transitioned through several fields due to varied circumstances such as completion of her apprenticeship and the shifting dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She’s shown a remarkable commitment in every role she’s held, notably in her most recent employment as an Accommodation Coordinator. There, she managed a wide range of responsibilities including handling student complaints, coordinating with external contractors, and organising accounts and much more.

Outside work Chloe lives with her husband, 2 dogs and 3 cats. Chloe is a big advocate for animal welfare and mental health wellbeing.

Claire Dodd

Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor

Claire graduated from Edge Hill University in 1997 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Studies with Qualified Teaching Status. During her time in the teaching profession, she predominantly worked as a class teacher with primary school age children. 4 years ago, she changed her role to a Teaching Assistant (Level 3) and set up her own home tutoring business, in the evenings, teaching children up to Year 10.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys going away in her motorhome for weekend breaks, going to the gym and walking her lively sausage dog.

Megan Pepper

Learner Engagement Mentor

Megan graduated in 2021 from Edge Hill University with a 1st class degree in BSc (hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing. During her time studying, I volunteered at a local youth centre where she worked with a range of young people through art and creative activities.

Since graduating, Megan’s worked in further education supporting students with SEND. This has given her a strong passion for supporting all students to overcome any barriers to their learning, promoting their independence and positive wellbeing to help them to succeed. Megan is excited to be working at SRSCC to apply her skills and knowledge to support learners in achieving the best outcomes.

In her spare time, you can always find Megan reading a book or practicing yoga and meditation- which has become such a positive start to her day. She loves keeping an active and busy lifestyle when not looking after her three guinea pigs, who definitely rule the house!

Gemma Crowhurst

Business Development and Account Manager

Gemma is delighted to have joined our Business Development Team in May 2023

In the past, Gemma’s job roles have been varied and she has vast experience in a number of different managerial roles.

Gemma has excellent customer service skills and experience in sales and account management.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks with her 2 little dogs.

Every Thursday Gemma also teaches children dance and organises a show annually.

Eileen Moran

Quality and Compliance Manager

Eileen joined the SRSCC Team in 2023 as Quality and Compliance Manager. Having worked in the training and Apprenticeship industry for over 23 years, she has a particular focus on compliance and training.

Her key strengths include reviewing and the implementation of company policy and procedures, to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet regulatory requirements.

Eileen has a good all-round knowledge of the training industry and has been heavily involved in the preparation and planning of OFSTED, ESFA and Awarding Body on-site visits.

She describes herself as ambitious, dedicated and an excellent communicator with a real passion for improving the quality of occupational training.

Alison Hogg

Apprenticeship Progress & Guidance Manager

Alison has over 25 years experience in the government funded training industry, working across a number of occupational sectors and funding streams, including Apprenticeships and short courses.

She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience at SRSCC to enhance the already established Apprenticeship programmes and to further enhance her own knowledge in the procurement sector.

Linda Wilson

Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor

In 2005, Linda decided to change her career from management to training, gaining a position with a training organisation, delivering full Apprenticeship’s which included NVQ’s and Functional Skills qualifications, later progressing to Internal Verifier, supporting the quality of other Assessors.

In 2017 she became a Functional Skills Tutor at HMP establishments, continuing until the 2020 Covid19 lockdowns.

She has since worked as a Careers Advisor on a National Careers Service contract, and as a Financial Wellbeing Mentor, supporting the Probation Service.

In her new role as Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor with SRSCC, Linda is looking forward to using her knowledge and skills to give guidance and support to others.

Anjali Riley

Progress Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor

Anjali graduated from Edge Hill University in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in English with Qualified Teacher Status. She worked as a primary school teacher and supply teacher for over 25 years in different schools located in Derbyshire and Lancashire. In addition to her teaching qualifications, Anjali also holds TEFL and mentor certifications. She has also have volunteered with Lancashire Women, a charity that aids women in returning to employment, and worked at a local Barnardo’s shop alongside this.

Anjali’s aim is to apply her teaching knowledge and experience to her mentoring position by supporting, guiding, and assisting learners in accomplishing their goals.

Maddy Grant

Marketing Manager

Maddy graduated from Huddersfield University in 2009 with 2:1 in drama. She went on to travel and work in various customer-facing roles around the world. After returning to the UK, Maddy found her passion for marketing and social media and has supported companies as they look to grow their brand both nationally and international. 

Maddy is currently studying for the CIM Level 6 Digital Marketing Diploma.

Outside of work, Maddy can be found running around a hockey pitch or going for muddy walks with her husband and kids. 

Matthew Shepherd

Progress Mentor

With over fifteen years’ experience in the education sector, Matthew is passionate about enabling learners to achieve their potential and breaking down barriers that may exist in ones learning journey.

Matthew graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with an BA(Hons) in Politics before moving into employment as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant. After a number of years in this position, Matthew gained his Qualified Teaching Status at St Mary’s University, before taking up a primary teaching post. In addition to classroom teaching, Matthew developed in his role as a middle-leader by heading the Physical Education, Religious Education and RSHE departments.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys playing a number of sports such as football, golf and cricket, riding various types of heritage trains and buses, and is a keen reader of anything historical.

Matthew prides himself on his ability to get the best possible outcomes for his learners and has a proven track-record of achieving great results whilst giving people the tools they need to continue their learning as they move onto the next stage in their career.

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Humayra Patel

Administrative Assistant
Humayra’s first role after finishing college was as a Customer Service Advisor, where she developed her customer service & admin skills, helping her progress into a Senior Sales Advisor role. After 5 years, Humayra went on to work in a Bank as a Customer Financial Assistant, helping customers who were struggling financially. Humayra is now an Administration Assistant at SRSCC and is hoping to work towards a role in HR. Outside of work, Humayra has a passion for travelling and enjoys water hikes.

Emily Kitson

Administrative Assistant

Emily went straight into work after finishing school, working in the customer service sector for six years. After some time, Emily returned to studying alongside for her role in customer service and completed her qualifications in Animal Behavior and Zoology. Since getting back into education, she has found her love for learning, making SRSCC the perfect fit for her new passion.

Emily recently moved from Hampshire and set up her new roots in the Lancaster area where she also volunteers with Cats Protection. Emily relocated to be with her longtime partner, and they aim to travel the world as much as possible. She enjoys reading, playing video games, and watching an array of true crime documentaries.

Ruth Rogers

Ruth Rogers

Tutor

With over 25 years procurement and business practitioner experience, Ruth is passionate about engaging with students of all levels and making learning fun and enjoyable for all.

Ruth started her career in automotive via a company traineeship at Peugeot in 1990 and this is where she decided that purchasing was her niche. Following on from her degree Ruth has worked in various companies within the automotive and telecommunications sectors, particularly GPT, Marconi, ID Data Systems and JLR as a buyer progressing to senior management positions, and latterly designing, developing and delivering training courses for procurement within JLR.

In 2002 Ruth decided to move into the education sector delivering teaching and training in a wide range of Business, Strategy, Management, Operations & Supply and HR modules at Coventry University. This was combined with CIPS teaching delivery at City College Coventry across a wide range of the syllabus at all levels and becoming CIPS Course Manager. She was responsible for her and the team taking the college from a “Highly Commended” provider to a “Centre of Excellence”. Alongside this she has worked with CIPS as an assessor for 16 years, through syllabus changes for a variety of modules, specialising in Management in the Procurement Function and been an assessor on the Corporate Award Programme.

During her time working she has studied a BA Honours Degree in Business Information Technology, MBA in International Business and PGC in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education along with MCIPS and attaining Chartered Status. Having a combined knowledge of working in Further Education and Higher Education has provided Ruth with a broad spectrum of education subject knowledge in addition to Procurement Professionalism. Having a combined experience of procurement practice, business and education enables Ruth to give real life examples from experience within different organisational sectors that students can relate easily to.

Rachel Beardwell

Finance Administrator

After being on maternity leave for a couple of years, Rachel decided it was time to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance. Rachel started studying her AAT Level 2 in 2022 and aims to continue studying her AAT course through to Level 3 and 4.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on long walks and shopping.

Jen Shepherd

Admin and Customer Service Manager

Jenn completed her Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in 2008 and has since built upon a foundation of knowledge and skills in the administration and customer support areas.

Jenn has a degree, as well as a master’s degree, in English which have helped support her commitment to compliance and attention to detail.

Since returning to work from maternity leave in 2020, Jenn has worked in education settings and has an in-depth knowledge on Safeguarding and Child Protection, which she believes is a key part of all employees’ role when working with learners.

Outside of work, Jenn lives with her husband and two young daughters. She had her first book published in 2022 and advocates for the mental wellbeing of new parents.

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Michelle Whalley

Course Progress Mentor

Michelle graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2003 with a BA(HONs) in Physical Education, Sport, Dance and English, with Qualified Teacher Status. Michelle now holds 20 years’ experience of working in education. Her experience to date is hugely diverse, with a love for learning and striving for excellence across all areas of her life developed from when she was a young girl, representing her country at Athletics. It was from this platform Michelle developed a disciplined approach to every tasks set of her. During her time in teaching, she has taught a wide range of subjects, been a pastoral leader, and led ITT programmes.

Michelle prides herself on her ability to get the best possible outcomes out of people. This has been proven not only in the time she’s spent in education, but also in the set up and running of her own business.

Working in a fast-paced environment, especially becoming a Head of Year as well as teaching has consistently challenged her and ensured she’s flexible and adaptable

Lucy Eckersley

Admin and Support Team Leader

After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Himsworth

Tom Himsworth

Administrative Assistant

Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
Estelle Marsden

Estelle Marsden

Customer Support Coordinator

Estelle has completed apprenticeships in both Business Administration and Customer service. Her first Role after leaving school was a receptionist at a Podiatrist and that is where she found her passion for helping people and providing positive customer experiences. After 4 years she then moved into retail where her skills progressed further. Estelle has several years’ experience in a customer facing environment, which has led her to the role of Customer Support Coordinator here at SRSCC. Estelle is hoping to expand her expertise further and progress with SRSCC. Other than her passion for Customer Service. Estelle enjoys walking, Hiking, and exploring in her free time. She also enjoys going to the theatre and watching true crime. Estelle likes to spend most of her time with family and friends.

Emma Jackson

Course Progress Mentor

Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

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Ashlee Scribbins

Office Administrator

Ashlee has joined the SRSCC team as an Office Administrator, and with a level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, she fits right in!

Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

Declan Hemingway

Marketing Manager
Declan joined SRSCC in 2020 after graduating from University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing, achieving a 2:1. Declan was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements. After just over a year and a half at SRSCC, Declan has moved into the role of Marketing Manager. His aim is to increase brand awareness of SRSCC, generate new business leads, and co-ordinate marketing strategies & projects.