Work Based Learning and Skills Coach (Apprenticeships)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Apprenticeships Skills Coach. The University of Wolverhampton is making a major strategic investment of £100M to establish a dedicated campus with new facilities for the School of Architecture and Built Environment on a 12 acre city centre brownfield regeneration site as part of the City of Wolverhampton canal-side redevelopment. The School of Architecture and Built Environment is one of five Schools forming the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and is based in the city centre of Wolverhampton. With excellent industrial links, active research programmes and professionally accredited courses, the School is committed to further growing its existing research and consultancy provision.
We pride ourselves as the “University of Opportunity” with a graduate employability of 96%. Our relationship with local and national employers is strong and due to this strong relationship we have managed to attract a large number of apprentices on our higher and degree apprenticeships. We are running a range of apprenticeship pathways with more to be added to our portfolio in the coming academic years. This has led to the need to look for suitable candidate(s) for skills coach role. The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is an active and thriving subject area within the Faculty with good industrial links, active research outputs and professionally accredited programmes delivered in the UK and overseas. The School is committed to growing its academic provision which centres on architecture, construction, the environment and civil engineering. This post is a reflection of that growth agenda.
You will be responsible for visiting each apprentice once every quarter for the entire duration of their programme. You will also be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and update all records related to the progress made by the apprentice. This job involves extensive travelling as apprentices will have to be visited at client sites and therefore a full UK drivers’ license is an essential requirement.
You must have a good degree in any related subject area to construction, civil engineering, architecture or architecture technology or equivalent. The University of Wolverhampton operates a widening participation policy and as such you should be able to demonstrate that you can develop and maintain empathy and a good rapport with students. A proven familiarity with recent developments in one of the areas within the school of Architecture and Built Environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly in a team environment are essential qualities, together with relevant professional body qualifications. A well-established research record would be a distinct advantage, as would experience of new course development as the School implements its expansion plans.
For informal discussions regarding the post contact the Head of School; Prof Mohammed Arif, (01902 322261, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.
As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).
We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.
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