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Work-Based Education Officer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time permanent, working 14.8 hours per week (0.4 FTE)
Release Date:  Monday 09 November 2020
Closing Date:   Friday 04 December 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 15 December 2020
Reference:  CAE19-09

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.

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.

The School of Design, Technology and Arts has been established to provide high calibre education with full time and part time courses offered at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and doctoral levels which are delivered flexibly to enable students to continue their education at the same time as working.

We are keen to play our part in the university’s commitment to the design and delivery of new apprenticeships that will meet the needs of 21st Century employers. 

This is an exciting stage in the development of our apprenticeship provision, and work has already begun on the siting of a new, state-of-the-art Apprenticeship and Skills Hub, which is set to open in 2020.

The Work-Based Education Officer role will be a key role in monitoring the progress and assessment of learners, undertaking apprenticeship programmes within the Engineering Department by ensuring that the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours outlined in the relevant apprenticeship standards and other work-based education are achieved.

To consider this post ideally you will have previous experience supporting apprentices or other relevant professional experience and a minimum Level 2 English and Maths and knowledge of key functional skills.

Additionally, you should have vocational experience of assessing qualifications including compiling learner portfolios, delivering and assessing management qualifications. Knowledge of working with relevant professional bodies will be an added benefit. You must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, as travel is a requirement of the role.

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally before making an application please contact: Mark Hanstock by email:

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 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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