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Employer Partnership Development Officer (Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise)

Employer Partnerships

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time 1 FTE fixed term until 31/10/23
Release Date:  Friday 11 June 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 July 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 22 July 2021
Reference:  EP20-10

This role is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Who is Staffordshire University? 

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

We pride ourselves on our work with partners at every level. We are a university that is both of and for our city and region, maximising the impact of our presence in Stoke and Staffordshire. With our focus on applied learning and research, we work with partners in industry and business across all of our activities.

As part of our regional role as an anchor institution, Staffordshire University has secured funding from European Social Fund (ESF) to lead and deliver the Staffordshire E-skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway (SEGWay).   The project seeks to increase digital and entrepreneurial literacy amongst the Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SSLEP) SME base and therefore improve business productivity and efficiency in line with Local Industrial Strategy priorities.  

We are looking for an Employer Partnerships Development Officer who will drive project’s CPD engagement provision with employers. You will proactively engage with businesses to develop pipeline of prospective workforce CPD learners, use effectively a Customer Relationship Management System and cross-refer and develop enquires to successful partnership within the wider Employer Partnerships Development Managers/ Officers team and across the Innovation Enterprise Zone business offer. You will use direct and indirect business development tools and methods, work in collaboration with B2B Marketing Officer, contribute and lead on organisation of events whether online or face to face, development of marketing and sales collaterals and case studies as required. 

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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

This role is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

This post is for a fixed term until October 2023.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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