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Work-Based Education Officer

Staffordshire Business School

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time Permanent/18.5 hours per week/0.5 FTE
Release Date:  Tuesday 23 February 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 05 March 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 22 March 2021
Reference:  SBS20-05

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role

Staffordshire Business School is seeking to make a new appointment of a Work Based Education Officer (0.5 FTE) to join our growing team. We are pleased to receive applications from interested candidates with a strong experience of apprenticeship standards. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver an excellent student experience, have a commitment to pastoral care and will be ideally educated to degree level.  

The post holder will be responsible for the timely and quality of tripartite progress reviews for apprentices. With a commitment to pastoral care the postholder will be required to quickly understand and interpret complex and challenging situations, and then work to either resolve the specific issue or provide relevant information and advice or referral.

They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an active willingness to learn and adapt innovative ways of working. Furthermore, they will be a team player with an enthusiastic and positive approach to work and possess excellent IT skills, experience of working with Microsoft Office applications and Virtual learning environments.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for visiting learners in employment to provide comprehensive support in their work-based education and/or apprenticeship development. There will be the requirement of regular travel to other sites across Staffordshire and Shropshire, therefore candidates must hold a full UK driving licence, have access to a road-worthy vehicle and be prepared to travel when required as some of the sites are not accessible via public transport.

The successful candidate should have a sincere interest and understanding of the needs of students, and be able to communicate effectively with residents, university staff and external bodies.

As a member of our team, we expect you to exhibit Staffordshire University values in your ‘brilliant and friendly’ attitude and your ‘curious and daring’ approach to teaching. As well as contributing to the apprenticeship learning journey you will ensure you contribute towards Business School’s strategic priorities.

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 (pro rata’d)
  • 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

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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.

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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