Technical Advisor - Engineering

We're looking for a highly motivated, and dynamic person to take on the new role of Technical Advisor for Engineering. The aim of this additional Technical Advisor role in Engineering is to help City & Guilds deliver on its commitment to invest and grow in the Engineering sector. You will be part of a key team working on delivering a new product offer, working closely with industry, employers, and professional bodies. You'll engage with them in the development and maintenance of new qualifications that will sit within a wider programme. You will play a key part in supporting how we shape our future technical/vocational offer.

The role will be offered as a 2 year fixed term contract / secondment. It's home base, but in due course has the potential to require significant travel across the country.

For an initial informal discussion on this role, please contact Barbara Ellul, Senior Technical Advisor on 07717851626.

Business Unit
City & Guilds
From 40,000 plus car allowance
Type of role
Fixed-term Contract / Secondment
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

Working alongside our existing Technical Advisor for Engineering, you will support them in managing stakeholder expectations and ensuring the customer voice is at the forefront of the organisation’s thoughts. You will build and maintain a network of relationships with providers, employers (including SMEs), and professional institutes. Your primary focus will be the implementation of a new qualifications programme. The role will also require you to work across our full Engineering footprint to support projects and growth. This will include our Engineering apprenticeships and EPA offer, amongst other core activities. 

About you

You will need to have gained credible experience working within the Engineering educational sector as well as industry background. You should possess a passion for representing the skills needs of this sector and the drive and determination to work across the City & Guilds business at all levels as well as with key external stakeholders. This will ensure we deliver on a key new programme implementation plan, and grow our footprint across apprenticeships. You will have the ability to work very closely with others to help all the workstreams linked to the programme.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.