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
The role will contribute to socio-economic development across university’s satellite sites including London and Stafford by driving consulting-led work experience, utilising our students fostering enterprise and innovation priorities through a dedicated spin out consulting company. The role holder will be leading the development of spin out business that will be benefiting our students through partnerships with employers at all levels, delivering quality paid consulting work experience for our students and graduates.
The role will operate across the number of key areas within the University’s Innovation Enterprise Zone and enterprise & innovation ecosystem connecting key university’s assets including research, incubation/ launch pad, RD&I facilities, knowledge exchange projects all towards driving quality consulting work experience for our students/ graduates. The role contributes to key university’s priorities including Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), Higher Education Business & Community Interaction (HEBCI) and demonstrating impact under the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The role will be responsible for proactively generating business opportunities from both new and existing clients to deliver quality consulting work experience for our students, income and added value opportunities. The post holder will work within a team and also promote the full range of University partnership opportunities including apprenticeships, knowledge exchange, enterprise, innovation and commercialisation, regional engagement, work experience, consultancy, CPD and work-based learning. The post-holder will lead the delivery of one area of employer partnership development i.e., student consulting, driving this area of the Innovation Enterprise Zone.
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
- We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.