Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Health Apprenticeships - Work-Based Education Officer


School of Health and Social Care

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Teaching Qualification E A
2 BSc Qualification or relevant professional experience E A
3 Live registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register D A
4 Minimum Level 2 English and Maths E A
5 At least 2 years recent work experience in the relevant discipline and a thorough understanding of its working practices E A
6 Possess recent vocational experience of assessing qualifications including assessing and compiling learner portfolios E A/I
7 Have recent experience and knowledge of working towards relevant professional bodies memberships E A/I
8 Experience of assessing against standards or similar competence-based frameworks E A/I
9 Experience of undertaking formal employee assessment in the work place E A/I
10 Experience of providing pastoral and academic support to students E A/I
11 An understanding of framework/standards and assessment requirements D A/I
12 An understanding of work-based learning programmes D A/I
13 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment D A/I
14 Demonstrable knowledge of apprenticeships within healthcare settings D I
15 Show commitment to and be able to provide evidence of continuous professional development and demonstrate its impact on teaching and learning – with the ability to contribute to curriculum development E A/I
16 Be able to respond to the needs of apprentices from a wide range of learning backgrounds including disaffected students with varying study and literacy skills – with an understanding of equal opportunities E A/I
17 Provide evidence of ability to set realistic goals, to sustain motivation, to act independently and to set and meet targets E I
18 Possess appropriate IT skills relevant to the post or be willing to undertake training D A
19 Possess a valid driving licence and have access to a road worthy vehicle to facilitate off-site employer visits E A
20 Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with staff, employers and apprentices and be able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision E I
21 Be highly organised, methodical and able to work to deadlines – with specific ability to cope with the pressures inherent in the post, i.e. rapid pace of change and meeting demanding deadlines E A/I
22 Have an awareness and understanding of Safeguarding, Prevent, Health & Safety and how to embed these into the curriculum E A
23 Ability to inspire and motivate learners in a creative, innovative and flexible manner to achieve the highest personal and professional standards -facilitating progression E I
24 Ability to work as a member of a team with the ability to lead as well as support to achieve positive outcomes E A/I
25 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E I
26 The ability to contribute professionally in internal and external meetings, acting as a representative of the University and a champion of the subject specialism E I
27 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values D I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview