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Academic Practice Learning Manager

School of Creative Arts and Engineering

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £51,034 to £59,135 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 1.0 FTE
Release Date:  Monday 06 January 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 03 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  CAE19-01

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic academic to join us in The School of Creative Arts and Engineering in the capacity of an Academic Practice Learning Manger.

Creative Arts and Engineering has ambitious targets for recruitment, retention, widening participation and employability. In recent years Staffordshire University has placed significant emphasis on work related learning embedding this strongly within its course provision. In CAE, in particularly Engineering we have undertaken significant development in Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees and have built good support with partner colleges and regional employers which we would like to build on and expand. Thus, Enabling strategic industry networks to be developed and maintained and embedded into the curriculum across all 3 areas within the school. A key aspect to the role will be to develop commercial capacity through maximising opportunities for live briefs, work related partnerships, placements and internships.

The role holder would take a key leadership role in guiding the strategic development, co-ordination and quality assurance of all aspects of this practice-based learning, including oversight of accreditation by professional and industry bodies, work placement, apprenticeships and school lead partnership provision. Successful applicants should hold a Masters degree with a specialism in one of the areas in the School and ideally a Doctoral level/PhD qualification. Applicants who do not hold a professional qualification in teaching and learning but have an active interest, knowledge and experience of research in areas relevant to the role are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applicants with an interest in work related learning. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of developing teaching and learning and be passionate about developing commercial opportunities within the curriculum. You must be an enthusiastic, reliable, flexible lecturer with experience in one of the schools specialisms and an ambition to undertake research, scholarly activity, consultancy and/or income generating activities.

The Academic Practice Learning manager will report to the Associate Dean for Students and support the leadership of work-based learning within the School. For further information or an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Professor Jess Power Associate Dean of Students eliza.power@staffs.ac.uk

This role is subject to a standard DBS check.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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