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Work For Us – Cogent Skills

Work For Us

As the strategic skills body for the science industries, Cogent has the task of helping to develop the skills base of the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology, chemical, nuclear, petroleum and polymer industries.

We are committed to ensuring a flow of highly skilled and competent employees, making the very best contribution they can, to the successful science-using industries we all depend on for the quality of life we enjoy.

We want to recruit talented people who can support us in making a difference to the employers we represent.

Please complete the template application form and send with an accompanying cover letter to human.resources@cogentskills.com

Recruitment Forms:

Template Application Form

Reference Request Form

Self Disclosure Form

Our Recruitment Policies:

Recruitment Selection Policy

Safeguarding Policy


Our Current Positions

Cogent Skills Non-Executive Director

As a Non-Executive Director of Cogent Skills, you will provide a creative contribution to the board by
providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors. From a
background and understanding of the Education sector, this will be particularly value adding in
Cogent Skills’ Apprenticeship delivery businesses.  In addition, to Chair the Apprenticeship Delivery Governance Committee with responsibility for oversight of the Apprenticeship training activity providing appropriate governance and reporting to the Main Board.

The closing date is 4th December 2020

Job Purpose

Strategic Apprenticeship Lead

The role will lead the development and implementation of the Apprenticeship strategy for the science industries. Providing a strong employer focused approach and narrative. The role will support employers to maximise both their individual and the whole industry’s ability to benefit fully from cultivating strong strategic level engagement with the SIP employers, central government and key strategic partners, the Apprenticeship Lead will ensure a joined-up approach and narrative around apprenticeships within Cogent.

The closing date is 4th December 2020

Job Purpose     Job Description

Quality Manager (SIAS)

The successful candidate will work with the Head of Operations and Managing Director to ensure that SIAS thrives and prospers through delivering high-quality operational services. Ensure that SIAS has all the relevant policies, process and processes in place to meet its regulatory requirements. The Quality Manager will lead on quality assurance, playing a key role in moderation, standardisation and internal verification of assessments, ensuring all activities are carried out to the high quality expected by customers, key stakeholders and regulators.

The closing date is 18th December 2020

Job Purpose     Job Description