Programme Lead

Date:  25-May-2023

Peterborough, GB, PE2 6EA London, GB, NW1 2PL Manchester, GB, M15 4PR

Req ID:  849

We are looking for a Senior Programme Leader to join our Bauer Academy team based in Manchester, Peterborough or London.


As a Senior Programme Leader your day to day responsibilities are for the co-ordination and high-quality delivery of defined Bauer Academy apprenticeship programmes, with a focus on Media Production / Content Creation programmes, and some leadership & management aspects relating to the creative industries. You will be the main point of contact for learners and to deliver workshops, carry out regular progress reviews, provide huddles and end point assessment preparation sessions. The role requires careful monitoring of learner progress; interpreting data and feedback to ensure individual learners are on track to reach their potential.



The Team


This role reports to Bauer Academy’s Senior Apprenticeship Delivery Manager, and works closely with the Head of Programme Performance, Quality Manager, Education Director and Programme & Design Director. 



What you'll do


  • Effective management of allocated apprenticeship programmes to ensure all KPIs are met at programme and learner level.
  • Management of programmes includes scheduling, timetabling, initial assessment and onboarding of learners.  It also includes ensuring DDT and all necessary resources are available to learners via the Learning Management System
  • Delivery of workshops (online and face to face) as defined by the Senior Apprenticeship Delivery Manager, ensuring these satisfy our ‘Big Build’ and quality criteria. When appropriate, book and brief tutors for other specific workshops and programme summits.
  • Provide marking and feedback on coursework in a timely manner, ensuring written and verbal communication is clear and constructive.
  • Track assignments, DDT (OTJ) hours, and workshop attendance via monthly data packs and take swift and appropriate action where progress is below expectations, as detailed in Bauer Academy’s Attendance & Removal policy
  • Ensure that workshop attendance is recorded and monitored
  • Carry out 8-10 weekly learner/line manager progress reviews and additional development sessions, if required. Ensure coaching sessions are documented in line with Bauer Academy requirements
  • Obtain/supply all programme workshop materials/workbooks and ensure that these are uploaded on to the Learning Management System for learners and filed within the appropriate Teams area
  • Provide accurate and timely information for internal and client quarterly reports and post implementation reviews.
  • Work with Bauer Academy’s Operations Manager to ensure that all EPA activity runs smoothly for learners and that results are communicated swiftly and appropriately to learners, line managers and employers.



What you'll bring


  • Excellent time and project management skills – highly organised and a natural multi-tasker
  • Strong knowledge of apprenticeship, including DDT, EPA and Ofsted requirements (training will be given)
  • Strong knowledge, experience, and skills in relation to programme subject areas is highly beneficial
  • An engaging and enthusiastic presenter/facilitator with the ability to deliver high quality training virtually and face to face
  • Ability to interpret data / feedback to identify problems and implement solutions
  • Excellent coaching skills to ensure all learners reach their full potential and achieve successful outcomes.  Confident when dealing with line managers and learners
  • Strong I.T. literacy including an in-depth knowledge of Open Elms and online teaching techniques
  • Able to share success stories and promote the Academy’s work (internally and externally) to grow awareness for the Academy brand
  • Flexible – willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Highly collaborative, with good inter-personal skills – persuasive, bright and positive




Working Conditions


Mixture of home based & office based, with both remote and face to face delivery requirements (some UK travel may be required).  The successful applicant would have a base Bauer location of either London (NW1 7DT), Manchester (M15 4PR) or Peterborough (PE2 6EA) preferably.  We would also consider other areas which are in proximity to other Bauer locations.  37.5 hours per week, with a flexible approach to working hours. 




Package Description


Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 2 volunteer days
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development 
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives  



About Bauer Academy


We are proud to be the home of our award-winning education business, The Bauer Academy

Bauer Academy is a training provider unlike any other because we are part of one of the world’s biggest media businesses.

Our multi-media training provider is recognised on the Register of Government Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers, certified by the Education and Skills Funding Authority and examination centre for bodies including the NCTJ and CiM.

The Academy combines the worlds of media, business and education to design and deliver unique learning & development opportunities including, Apprenticeship Standard programmes, customised corporate training and powerful community projects.

The Bauer Academy also has a long history of creating community projects, partnering with organisations such as the Big Lottery, Prince’s Trust and the European Social Fund, to train under-represented individuals new creative skills that assist with their employability prospects. In turn, this has created a significant new talent pipeline for Bauer Media and our partner businesses.

Find out more about the Academy at



About Bauer Media Group


Bauer Media UK is part of the wider Bauer Media Group and is the No.1 UK Publisher and the No.1 Digital Commercial Audio broadcaster. We reach 25 million consumers across our Radio and Publishing brands such as Greatest Hits, KISS, Grazia, Today's Golfer, Absolute, TV Choice, Scala, Country Walking, Hits Radio, CAR, Magic, MCN, Jazz FM, Puzzles and many more! 


Bauer Media Group has remained one of the world’s most successful media companies for nearly 150 years through our commitment to continuous innovation and consumer obsession. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in our fifth generation of family ownership, our multi-national company operates in 13 countries across Europe, reaching 200 million consumers.



Belonging at Bauer Mission statement


People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.



What we will offer you


Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.



Our mental health at work


We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.


Learning and Development


As the only Media company to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employers, we are striving to always be a great place to do great work for all, Bauer is committed to offering learning and development initiatives through its Bauer Academy tailored to its people, empowering teams and individuals to grow and progress in their careers.


Please Note: We are actively seeking this position. You should hear from us within 48 hours of the expiry date. Please note on some occasions the role may be closed before date shown or need to be extended.



Bauer Core Values




We LOVE what we do – it inspires, unifies and challenges us. Our passion is contagious – both loud and quiet, making the impossible possible.





Our desire for excellence fuels our ambition for personal and business growth.





We value honesty and integrity. Trust is our foundation, empowering our people to live up to their full potential.





Entrepreneurship is our pursuit of opportunity – we are agile, focussed and resourceful.



If you have any feedback regarding our UK recruitment process please email we would love to hear from you.