Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Work-Based Education Officer


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

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 D A
2 Educated to Masters levels or relevant professional experience D A
3 Minimum Level 2 English and Maths E A
4 Recent experience in the relevant discipline and a thorough understanding of its working practices E A/I
5 Possess recent vocational experience of assessing qualifications including assessing and compiling learner portfolios E A/I
6 Recent experience and knowledge of working towards relevant professional body memberships E A/I
7 Experience of assessing against standards or similar competence- based frameworks E A/I
8 Experience of undertaking formal employee assessment in the work place E I
9 Experience of providing pastoral and academic support to students E I
10 An understanding of framework/standards and assessment requirements E I
11 An understanding of work-based learning programmes D I
12 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment D I
13 Possess appropriate IT skills relevant to the post or be willing to undertake training E I
14 Possess a valid driving license and have access to a road worthy vehicle to facilitate off-site employer visits E I
15 Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with staff, employers and apprentices and be able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision E I
16 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 I
17 Have an awareness and understanding of Safeguarding, Prevent, Health & Safety and how to embed these into the curriculum E I
18 Ability to inspire and motivate learners in a creative, innovative and flexible manner to achieve the highest personal and professional standards -facilitating progression E A/I
19 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E I
20 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
21 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview