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Higher Skills Development Officer-Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

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Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed term until September 2023, working 37 hours per week
Release Date:  Thursday 19 November 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 06 December 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 17 December 2020
Reference:  EP20-03

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.

As part of our regional role as an anchor institution, Staffordshire University has secured funding from European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) to lead and deliver the Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways programme.The 3 year programme will be delivered in 2 strands:

  • Strand 1 will deliver innovative and accessible skills development opportunities in a Flexible Learning Framework at Level 4 and above covering STEM, leadership, management and digital expertise.  
  • Strand 2 will connect SSLEP businesses to full-time undergraduate students and recent graduates, enhancing employability skills and skills retention for our local labour market.

We are looking for a Higher Skills Development Officer (Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise) who will drive project’s CPD engagement provision with employers and citizens. 

The post holder will be responsible for raising awareness, proactively identifying and assessing the higher skills Continuing Professional Development (CPD) development needs and progression pathways opportunities. The post holder will promote, coordinate and facilitate the full range of the higher skills CPD opportunities and progression pathways across STEM, Leadership and Management subjects.

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

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.

This role is part-financed by the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) and is for a fixed term contract until September 2023.

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, which is about 45 minutes from Birmingham and 40 from Manchester. 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.

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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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