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  • Ref no: SIC04493
  • Published: 28/10/2020
  • Closes: 5/11/2020
  • Location: Train Shetland, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX
  • Salary: £38,145.28 - £39,767.03 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

The Short Course Manager is responsible through the Principal of Shetland College and Train Shetland for effectively managing all short course provision, including the Corporate Training Programme.  The postholder will operate independently and with a high degree of autonomy whilst ensuring that quality provision is maintained.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Please note that the Job Profile and Person Specification has been recently updated on 12 October 2020 – please see the attached document at the bottom of this page.

This position is available to internal and external candidates.


  • The grade of this post is K
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,235 per annum (pro rata)
  • Temporary Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • Temporary contract for a period of approximately 9 months to 31st July 2021.
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland

This post is based at Train Shetland, Gremista, Lerwick


The main duties of the Short Course Manager include:

• To manage the Short Course function of Train Shetland;

• To manage and supervise administration staff and a dedicated short course trainer;

• To manage all financial aspects of short courses with an income of £300,000. This includes negotiation of trainer costs, production of a course cost to cover all resources required to run the course and ensuring income is received to meet these costs;

• To negotiate and coordinate all the resources required for each short course e.g. the identified need, suitably qualified quality trainers, course content, target group, availability of trainers, rooms etc. Where required negotiate improvements on course content or delivery;


The Individual

Applications should be able to demonstrate the following:

Educated to a minimum of HND or equivalent in a relevant discipline;

A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory or management role;

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills for a wide range of audiences;

Ability to relate and react to local business training needs and requirements.


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