Training and Development Assistant

Cranfield University
May 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,314 to £25,776
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Working Time:Full time
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Training and Development Assistant


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

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

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

Fixed Term Contract until November 2024


Full-time starting salary is normally in the range of £23,314 to £25,776 per annum, pro rata (30 hours per week)

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  • Role Description

    Our people are our most valuable resource, and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

    The School of Water, Energy & Environment (SWEE) and Energy Theme welcomes applications from experienced administrators for the role of Training & Development Assistant, supporting the C-DICE Training Hub Development Manager.

    About the Role

    You will be working directly with the Training Hub Development Manager who is leading the Cranfield-based Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE). Your role will be to provide organisational and administrative support for the C-DICE training and development programme. This will involve working with professionals from both academia and industry. You will have responsibility for the organising and administration of online and face-to-face training sessions and events, conference and events bookings and efficiently communicating with enquirers, delegates, and training suppliers. The Training and Development Assistant will be based at Cranfield but work closely with colleagues at both Loughborough and Birmingham. They will be instrumental in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of a diverse range of courses and learning experiences for research professionals from both academia and industry.

    About You

    You will have a good level of education overall with a minimum Grade C GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. You may also have a professional qualification relating to training or management, e.g. CIPD (Assoc), or administration e.g. ICDL. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 and ideally familiar with platforms such as Zoom and Teams. The successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key client-facing role.

    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.

    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.

    Flexible Working

    We will actively explore flexible working options for this role. You can find more information on flexible working options here.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karen Parks, Training Hub Development Manager, on (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4830.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 29 May 2024

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