Quality Improvement Specialist

  • Salary: Grade 6 with a salary scale starting at £31,000
  • Hours: 37 hours over Monday to Friday
  • Closing Date: 31 January 2022 at 11:59 PM
  • Interview Date: 7 February 2022
  • Location: Home based with some travel within the East Midlands region

At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything that we do and we’re determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for years – so we like to think we’re pretty good at taking care of them.

It’s good for you, it’s great for us and even better for the people we support.

The Role

Futures are passionate about ensuring a high-quality experience for all our apprentices and we are pleased to be recruiting for a quality improvement specialist to join our established Quality Team. We are looking for a quality driven individual to drive a culture of quality improvement throughout the apprenticeship journey towards end point assessment.

The successful candidate will have a broad experience of working within a further education setting and a good understanding of the Ofsted Education Inspection framework. Experience of apprenticeship standards and current working knowledge of end point assessment practices is essential. We value the positive impact of effective coaching, and a desire to build relationships with colleagues to develop and maintain best practice standards is critical for success in this role.

The role is predominantly remote working with some travel within the East Midlands region.

The successful candidate

  • Have robust knowledge and experience of apprenticeship Standards.
  • Hold a certificate in End Point Assessment and have experience of EPA activity.
  • Hold a minimum of Level 4 Teaching qualification, and Level 4 Quality Assurance.
  • Have a good understanding of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to support colleagues to learn and develop through coaching and mentoring.
  • Hold English and Maths qualifications to a minimum of Level 2.

What we can offer

  • Work life balance with sociable hours Monday to Friday (9 to 5).
  • Continual training and upskilling.
  • Working with a great team and caring organisation.
  • Pay scales offering increase in salary based on performance.
  • Opportunity to develop and make a career in the employment sector.


  • Pension Plus Plan: Automatic enrolment into the People’s Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution.
  • Holidays: 25 days Annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays during first year of service increasing to 30 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10.
  • Westfield Health insurance covering optical and dental appointments and 24/7 counselling and advice.
  • Westfield Rewards: Access to special offers on goods and services from 450 leading online and high street retailers
  • Holiday Plus: Opportunity to buy additional leave after a year’s service.
  • Protection of Loss of No Claims Bonus/Excess Insurance Scheme: Designed to provide a measure of compensation for Loss of Bonus or payment of Excess,
  • Travel Schemes: Schemes with Nottingham City Transport and Tram network to provide discounted rates for regular bus and tram travel.

Disability Confident 

As a Disability Confident employer, we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability, please make this known in your application.

Job Reference: FUT129

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description to recruitment@the-futures-group.com

Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

Please also note that the entire recruitment process will be conducted digitally given the current restrictions arising from the COVID-19 situation.

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