Building Heroes

Building Heroes – Academy Lead


Salary:                  £25k pro rata (£20,000 per annum)

Hours:                   30 hours a week – Worked flexible across the week Monday to Friday

Location:               Hampshire

Main Purpose:

Building Heroes is a Queens Award charity providing skills training to Service Leavers and Military Veterans supporting them into employment. We have trained over 3,000 since our launch in 2014.  We are now looking for an experienced Academy Lead to join our team.

The post-holder will be responsible for maximising applications to the Building Heroes programme by recruiting learners from referral organisations, job centres and other sources to attract learners from both the military and veteran community. They will work to support and mentor learners to identify career ambitions in the construction industry, as well as building a network of local/regional employers willing to provide employment progression opportunities to our graduates. They will also liaise with the on-site management team for the Academy industry partner.


  • Develop strong networking links with the Military, Resettlement Officers, PRU’s, other underrepresented groups, and Military Charities to promote the Building Heroes courses and opportunities
  • Liaise closely with learners during the period prior to course commencement and during the course, to ensure course attendance, provide early engagement and support, as needed
  • Complete all associated organisation and administrative work and assist in the management of appropriate administrative systems.
  • Develop a network of local/regional employment and apprenticeship/training providers to secure progression routes for programme graduates. Work with academy partners and supply chains to identify employment opportunities for learners.

Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of the military desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent IT skills and an eye for detail is essential for this role, as you will be using several databases and computer systems.
  • Outstanding interpersonal abilities, communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and learners with compassion and empathy.
  • Strong administration skills, with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, with problem solving abilities.
  • Access to a car and willing to travel for business purposes.

Enhanced Employee Opportunities:

  • Benefits and flexibility
  • Healthcare policy* (after qualifying period)
  • Flexible hours across Monday to Friday
  • Varied opportunities
  • Shared values

If you would like to apply for this job role, please forward your CV to:  Mob:  07557 877851

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