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Vocational Development Officer (Bath College)

Bath Spa University - External Affairs Unit

Location: Bath
Salary: £34,304 to £38,587 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th December 2021
Closes: 23rd January 2022
Job Ref: REQ001177

Interview Date: w/c 07/02/2022

About the role

The purpose of this role is to develop new higher vocational skills provision between Bath Spa University and Bath College and be responsible for leading the development of viable new curriculum proposals across and in-between existing further and higher education provision, particularly focused on the shared Levels 4 and 5. 

About you (requirements)

We are looking for someone with proven and significant success in vocationally based education within the UK system, including a current accurate understanding of key initiatives and their likely future development.

You will have experience of working closely with academics, professional services and external providers to deliver new vocational products across traditional discipline divides and/or educational levels. In particular we are looking for someone with recent and successful experience of curriculum design for blended learning and online offers,  eg. short course new offers, widening participation at community and business level, CPD and consultancy.

About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park, including a listed Georgian house and grounds, or Locksbrook Road, our new city-centre art and design campus.  Our research centres focus on creative industries and humanities.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.

The External Affairs Unit functions like a small agency within the University and is responsible for business development, advancement and civic engagement, marketing and communications, reputation management and media liaison. Structured as a matrix, this is a cross-disciplinary, highly integrated team which places a strong emphasis on personal development and purpose.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Professor Andy Salmon a.salmon@bathspa.ac.uk 

 How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/work-at-bath-spa/current-vacancies-at-bath-spa/. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

Please note that we use anonymous shortlisting therefore request that you do not include any personal details or reference to protected characteristics (such as gender, age or race) when completing your supporting statement.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies. 

Please note this role may be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route subject to immigration criteria. If you require visa sponsorship, please let us know by emailing hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk before completing an application form to confirm your eligibility.

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