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Work-Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Stoke-on-Trent, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £29,614 to £34,304 Per Annum
  • REF: JSS21-09
  • Closes: 26th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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.

About the role

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join our Apprenticeship Team.   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.

The Business and Law Department is seeking to make a new appointment of a Work Based Education Officer (1.0 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 be educated ideally to degree level, you will have the ability to deliver an excellent student experience and have a commitment to pastoral care.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an active willingness to learn and adapt innovative ways of working. Furthermore, you will be a team player with an enthusiastic and positive approach to work, possess excellent IT skills and have experience of working with Microsoft Office applications and Virtual learning environments.  You will be responsible for the timely and quality completion 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.

Due to the nature of this role, a full UK driving licence and access to a road worthy vehicle is essential as the successful candidate will be required to travel to apprentices in the workplace.

The person we are looking for should have a sincere interest and understanding of the needs of students, and be able to communicate effectively with employers, university staff and our apprentices.

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 your students. As well as contributing to the apprenticeship learning journey you will ensure you contribute towards School’s strategic priorities.


If you believe that you have the passion and personal qualities to join this exciting team and be part of our exciting apprenticeship journey to deliver our ambitious portfolio then please apply now.

For an informal discussion for this role, please contact: Tina Allen, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, tina.allen@staffs.ac.uk, 07772047724

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 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.

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