Black Country Studies Centre Coordinator
This post is part-time (18.5 hours per week) Fixed Term until 31st January 2020
This exciting new post is central to the University’s development of the partnership with the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM). The Black Country Studies Centre (BCSC) is a new development and will act as the conduit for delivering the various activities of the partnership, both current and future, bringing these together into a cohesive entity.
By providing an identifiable vehicle to promote and engage with target audiences, the Centre will create a unique offer both in and out of the Black Country that focuses on the history and culture of the region. It will utilise cross-faculty and cross-institutional expertise to create a range of activities linked to research, collections, community engagement, lifelong learning, outreach as well as developmental opportunities that exploit the uniqueness of the Black Country. The Centre is the third Regional Learning Centres developed by the University and will have a presence at both the BCLM and on campus. Initially the Centre will be virtual but will move to a physical entity over time.
Initially on a part time basis, the Coordinator will project manage the Centre’s development and its expansion, maintain strong relationships and support the marketing of the provision and services offered at the Centre. The Centre will provide a range of new learning opportunities and other activities targeted at Higher Education level, including increasing awareness of HE provision, progression opportunities and research. You will possess an excellent knowledge of all types and levels of lifelong learning and the provision of a responsive offer aligned with identified need. You will have a strong interest in the Black Country, its history and culture.
Initially the focus of the Coordinator’s activity will be on supporting the development of this partnership building on the current suite of activities to create a coherent portfolio for the Centre (including a suite of educational and engagement events, activities and experiences for students and the public) and a range of other types of initiatives. This will move to a developmental agenda which focuses on creating new opportunities for growth across the partnerships and include research, funding and other forms of engagement for new audiences.
You will have strong project management and partnership expertise with a proven track record or relevant equivalent experience in a suitable field. The post forms part of the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and will be line managed by the Head of Lifelong Learning but will operate at all times in a collaborative partnership context with key staff at the BCLM. The post is advertised as part time allocated approximately to equate to 1 day supporting activity, 1.5 day development work and 0.5 as flexible this can be on a daily part time basis across the week or for 2.5 days but as events will occur at weekend and evenings, flexibility will be required and this will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
For further information on this post, please study the Job Description and Person Specification in detail and then contact Dr Mary Mahoney on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a conversation to discuss any specific queries.
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