Branch Manager

Armagh | Temporary | £22,000 - £30,000

JOB ROLE: Branch Manager (rj/1001/bm)

CONTRACT: Full-Time /Temporary Maternity Cover (9 months)

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday)

BASE: Armagh

SALARY: £22,000 - £30,000 per annum

Rutledge Group is a leading Recruitment and Training company; specialising in helping people maximise their potential. With offices across NI and ROI; we specialise in connecting job seekers with the perfect temporary or permanent recruitment opportunities to suit their experience and skill set; as well as a leading provider of vocational and corporate training.

We are looking for a self-driven, highly motivated Branch Manager to manage the day to day operations of our Armagh training branch. This will include operational, financial, human resources and development of new business; in line with overall aims of the organisation.

The successful candidate should have previous experience in a management position within a training organisation; and be familiar with the ApprenticeshipNI and Training for Success programmes.

This post is a temporary maternity cover for a period of 9 months.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, forecast, and  report on sales, costings and business performance,
  • Grow and develop the business; in line with monthly KPIs
  • Manage effective programme management (compliance) in your branch in accordance with company and DfE guidelines.
  • Ensure pastoral care is a key focus for all learners and staff.
  • Control income and expenditure for allocated branches within the allocated budgets.
  • Monitor variance reports on a monthly basis in conjunction with the Operations Director to ensure the branch is profitable and feasible.
  • Ensure effective performance management of all staff .
  • Act as a deputy designated officer for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults.
  • Conduct quarterly Health and Safety assessments and risk assessments.

Your Profile (Essential Criteria)

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with government-funded programmes; preferably Training for Success and ApprenticeshipsNI
  • Minimum 1 years experience managing a team
  • A proven track record of business to business sales
  • Experience of managing a budget


  • Excellent communication, organisation, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Highly articulate
  • Self driven
  • Ability to manage a team to achieve results


  • Full Driving License and Access to transport for business use
  • Qualification in Management (Desirable)

Our People:

Every job role is valued and respected within our Rutledge Team; and every single employee contributes to our success. If you enjoy working in a committed team; striving for excellence; have a positive attitude; with respect and integrity at the core of your work ethic; then you will fit right in.

Rutledge enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices have allowed us to earn and retain Investors in People Status.

What you will enjoy:

There are many benefits to joining our company; not only will you develop your own personal skills and competencies from working alongside professionals in the industry; you will also enjoy;

  • Incremental Pay Scale
  • 30 days Leave increasing with length of service
  • Birthday Leave
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Opportunities for Training and Development

Ready to Talk?

If you are interested in joining the Rutledge team please complete an application form (available from the website) and forward to or by post to Rutledge HR Department, 25-27 New Row, Coleraine, Co. Derry/L’Derry, BT52 1AD

Our HR Team are happy to take your call should you wish to discuss our vacancies in confidence on (028) 7035 2434

Rutledge is an equal opportunities employer

Please note that this position is subject to an AccessNI Disclosure; and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an appropriate check.



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