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Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator

Staffordshire Business School

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 1.0 FTE
Release Date:  Wednesday 11 March 2020
Closing Date:   Tuesday 07 April 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 22 April 2020
Reference:  SBS19-07

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.

Staffordshire Business School is seeking to make a new appointment of Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator (1.0 FTE) to join our growing interdisciplinary apprenticeship team. We are pleased to receive applications from interested candidates with experience of successful administration, coordination of apprenticeship portfolio and project management either in higher education or business/industry. The successful candidate will bring in proven track record for monitoring, planning and quality management of compliance measures. Knowledge of degree apprenticeships structure, standards and understanding of relevant KSBs is essential to the role.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an active willingness to learn and adapt innovative ways of undertaking required duties. You will be a team player with an enthusiastic and positive approach to work, and possess excellent IT skills and experience of working with Microsoft Office applications and Virtual learning environment to carry out academic tasks is essential for this role. As well as undertaking role specific duties you will contribute to the general administration, carrying out tripartite reviews and wider contribution to the development of apprenticeship provision, including outreach activities for the Business School. 

As a staff member, we expect you to exhibit Staffordshire University values in your ‘brilliant and friendly’ attitude and ‘curious and daring’ approach to carrying out your duties. As well as contributing to the delivery of successful coordination and administrative management of apprenticeship portfolio, you will be expected to contribute towards Business School’s strategic priorities as advised by school management team.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Associate Dean – Students, Prof. Vish Maheshwari at

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
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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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