Apprenticeships Senior Administrator - Planning and Operations

Cranfield University
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£28,203 to £32,039
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Apprenticeships Senior Administrator - Planning and Operations


Cranfield University


Student Experience

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £28,203 to £32,039 per annum with potential progression to £39,586 per annum

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  • 4676 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 580.21kb)
  • Role Description

    We welcome applications from friendly and professional persons to join our team in supporting the delivery of our apprenticeship portfolio.

    About the Role

    This role is in the Student Experience professional service unit that manages the delivery of the university's apprenticeship offering.

    You will join our established and supportive Apprenticeships Office. This role is responsible for ensuring programme and onboarding actions taken are timely, accurate and reflected in agreed evidence pack documentation that are compliant with statutory, funding regulation and University requirements. This includes working with School and Professional Services staff to help develop apprenticeship programmes, specifying compliance requirements that will be invested into Initial Assessment and Training Plans.

    About You

    This opportunity would suit an experienced and self-motivated Administrator, someone who can make an immediate impact in the team. You will be highly customer focused, with excellent interpersonal skills offering support to our employers and their applicants to our apprenticeship programmes. Excellent attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and work to and meet tight deadlines is essential.

    In addition, the post holder will have good IT Skills, including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel. We are looking for an adaptable team member who on occasions can work on own initiative, unsupervised and a strong work ethic.

    Previous experience of working within the apprenticeship sector and an understanding of higher education administration are desirable although not essential.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    The Apprenticeships Office is a high-profile team within the University that virtually draws together a wide number of our academic, learner support, administrative and marketing colleagues to provide a single, highly professional, consistent, and reliable contact point between employers, learners, assessment providers and regulators. The Apprenticeships Office is very active in promoting Cranfield apprenticeships directly to employers and employer umbrella bodies, briefing academic colleagues about current opportunities and best practice such as potential areas of interest and any changes to regulatory or business requirements.

    The Apprenticeships Office is also responsible for collating the learner data required by IfATE (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education), Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) and others as a provider of apprenticeships.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients, and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Christina Goodman, Apprenticeships Planning and Operations Lead on (T): 01234 754930 or (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hr[email protected]. Please quote reference number 4676.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 3 December 2023

    Interviews to take place: Thursday 7 December 2023

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