Head of Awards and Assessment ServicesJohn is the Head of Awards and Assessment Services at SFJ Awards. During his career, John has worked across a wide range of Awarding Bodies sector skill areas, varying from Construction and Engineering, Education and Training, to Sports and Physical activity. The majority of these are specialist employer-recognised awarding organisations providing vocational qualifications and apprenticeship components to the engineering, manufacturing, building services and physical activity sectors.
John has also worked closely with many UK regulatory bodies, including: Department for Education, Education and Skills Funding Agency, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and the Universities and Colleges Admission Service.
Working in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, John project managed the development of a bespoke e-learning programme, ‘Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity’, which increases knowledge and understanding of mental health and provides learners with the practical skills and strategies to build people’s resilience, self-esteem and confidence; adapt sessions to make them more inclusive; enable and support mental health recovery; and tackle stigma and discrimination.
Previously in his role as Business Support & Quality Manager John successfully led the implementation of a quality management system which gained ISO 9001:2008 certification at the first attempt and in a manner which enabled all staff to be involved and fully contribute their knowledge of specialist areas.