Work Based Learning Assistant (ESF) UNI/AM/446

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Organisation:

The University of Sunderland’s Work Based Learning team offer a client-centred approach to a vast range of training, education and workforce development, including Corporate Professional Development and Corporate Workplace Development. They possess an extensive and varied background which enables the team to work with businesses to fully understand their business requirements. Through dedicated support, many clients have experienced tangible impact and significant return on investment for their organisation.

The Role: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to ESF Work Based Learning provisions within the Enterprise and Innovation Directorate of the University of Sunderland.

Work Based Learning (WBL) forms a significant part of the University portfolio and includes the development of CPD short courses in addition to degree apprenticeships. The ESF project provides a unique opportunity to grow existing provision and support businesses with workforce skills development within the North East. This post is part of the WBL team within the Enterprise and Innovation Directorate and plays a supporting role in the administration of this portfolio.

The candidate needs to be dynamic, hardworking and a self-starter.   To undertake the role successfully the post holder will be required to work under their own initiative and will have a range of different projects so multi-tasking is essential. Due to the commercial nature of the ESF project maintaining a high level of customer service and attention to detail is essential.

The candidate will have to work with colleagues from across the department and at an institutional level to enhance operational processes and integration in support of ESF requirements. Develop strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure excellent levels of service delivery. Due to the flexible nature of ESF programmes the candidate will have to be prepared to work to tight deadlines, respond to enquiries and queries quickly and professionally and maintaining service delivery KPIs across the project.

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 To Apply:

 Early application is encouraged

Please submit a comprehensive CV and Covering Letter within one document, ensuring to include the reference number UNI/AM/446 via the ‘Apply Online’ section below.

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Sunday 28th February 2021.

Please ensure you give a detailed account of your skills and experience and how you meet the stated criteria of the position.

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Please note; this position is open to Home and EU Graduates only. This role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

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Job Features

Job CategoryFixed Term
Job ReferenceUNI4/AM/446
Salary£21,015 per annum, pro rata
Hours37 per week
Application closing dateMidnight on Sunday 28th February 2021

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