AlphaPlus

Turning education and skills policy into practice

Working with AlphaPlus

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AlphaPlus is one of the UK’s leading educational consultancies. The company can draw upon a team of over 60 associates, each of whom brings many years' experience in education, covering schools and post-compulsory education, as well as experience in many of the supporting agencies and government departments. We believe that the quality of personnel we offer is exceptional, and that the strength of our associate team is central to the success of AlphaPlus.

AlphaPlus associates hold a framework contract via their employer or as a self-employed individual and then receive an engagement schedule for each project they join us on. We undertake DBS checks on all staff and associates. As well as maintaining project contacts, we send regular newsletters to all associates and welcome updates on their new skills and experience.

We are always interested in speaking to prospective new associates in all areas of educational practice. We engage associates on a project-by-project basis, selecting each member of the project team (led by an AlphaPlus director) against the requirements of the project, using our knowledge of each associate’s expertise and experience. We strive to maintain excellent relationships with our associates, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of work which our associates repeatedly produce. Many of our associates have been working with AlphaPlus since the inception of the company.

If you are interested in becoming an AlphaPlus associate, actively contributing your expertise to some of the leading educational projects in the UK and worldwide, please send a CV and covering letter to Gavin Reynaud. We look forward to talking with you.

Operations Manager (Maternity leave cover)
Temporary fixed-term post up to 12 months commencing December 2017 or January 2018
Salary £28,000 - £35,000 (dependent upon experience)
Based in our Manchester city centre head office
Closing date for applications:   Tuesday 14 November 2017
Interview date:  23 November 2017

 AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd is currently seeking a temporary Operations Manager. This is a fixed-term post for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can provide operations management support to the team and ensure that project plans as agreed with the customer are implemented to time, budget and quality.  You will be responsible for deploying the project management resource and providing office services to support varying projects over their lifecycle from planning to post-delivery evaluation and support the production of bids for upcoming projects.

You will hold a university degree (hons) or equivalent and will have a good track record of project management and line management experience from one of a range of backgrounds including education, IT, publishing or other service sectors, which will enable you to assimilate this role quickly.  Recruitment criteria include:

  • fluency with Office IT applications
  • excellent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • excellent communication skills
  • experience in a project management environment
  • excellent customer service skills
  • Prince II or comparable qualification. 

You will be a proactive and results driven individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. 

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our head office in central Manchester.  It may occasionally involve some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel.  Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays. 

For informal enquiries please contact Kath Fanning by email, kath.fanning@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk, or on +44 (0)1524 482222.  The job description and person specification are available here.  To apply please download the application form from here and follow the application instructions.   Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk together with a current CV and a covering letter setting out how  your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the competencies required for this role as outlined in the job specification. 

AlphaPlus is an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment.  Demographic details will be requested as part of our monitoring process but will not be used in our selection criteria.  Applicants are requested to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to monitoring@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk.

Senior Statistician
Salary - £35000-£45000 depending on qualifications and experience
Based in Manchester City Centre
Closing date for applications:   Wednesday 15 November 2017
Interview date:  Wednesday 29 November 2017

 We are currently seeking an experienced individual to act as a senior statistician supporting AlphaPlus projects, leading certain whole projects and parts of larger projects.  The post-holder will also undertake project management to assist the smooth running of AlphaPlus projects in which they are involved.

The senior statistician will be a specialist in the technical area of statistics, with experience of delivering statistical/quantitative research work in education, ideally in an awarding organisation or other assessment organisation.  Working within the quantitative research team, and as a line report to the director of quantitative research, the post-holder will provide high quality statistical outputs as part of AlphaPlus’s educational research and consultancy services. 

Eligible applicants will possess a master's degree or higher in a statistical area, and possess strong project management skills.  They will be commercially aware, creating opportunities and participating in activities to generate new business. 

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our head office in central Manchester.  It may occasionally involve some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel.  Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays.  For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Kath Fanning by email, kath.fanning@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk, or on +44 (0)1524 482222.

The job description and person specification are available here.  To apply please download the application form from here and follow the application instructions.  Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk together with a current CV and a covering letter setting out how  your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the competencies required for this role as outlined in the job specification. 

 AlphaPlus is an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment.  Demographic details will be requested as part of our rmonitoring process but will not be used in our selection criteria.  Applicants are requested to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to monitoring@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk.

 

 

 













 



 

 




Contact

Gavin Reynaud, Director

0161 238 4928

Email: gavin.reynaud@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk