Uni Connect Hub Manager

Staffordshire University
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£36,386 to £42,155
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
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Uni Connect Hub Manager Student Recruitment, Admissions & Partnerships

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £36,386 to £42,155 Per Annum Fixed Term Contract until July 2023 Release Date: Thursday 17 November 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 04 December 2022 Reference: SRAP22-09

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

The role will be responsible for managing the successful operation of a sub- regional Outreach Hub, as part of the Higher Horizon+ Uni Connect programme. Staffordshire University has one of the hubs as part of the Higher Horizons network. Keele University is the lead and accountable institution for the Office for Students funded Uni Connect Programme. Higher Horizons Uni Connect is a partnership involving other local universities and colleges. Higher Horizons delivers outreach activities to a list of targeted secondary schools and colleges in the local area aimed to help young people from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education progress to higher-level study. As part of this programme, the Uni Connect Hub Manager will be responsible for managing the successful operation of an Outreach Delivery Hub. Under direction from the Central Management Team at Keele University, the Hub Manager will be responsible for meeting all school engagement targets for the project by overseeing the delivery of outreach activities and events to a target list of secondary schools and college throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire. The Hub Manager will also be responsible for the management of the Staffordshire University Delivery Hub budget; the management of data collection and evaluation of outreach projects; and meeting reporting requirements set by the Central Management Team and the Office for Students. The Hub Manager will also have line management responsibility for the Delivery Hub team.

The successful candidate will be a team player who has experience of large- scale collaborative projects and has successfully worked with others to build positive relationships. They will have a keen commitment to widening participation and an understanding of higher education practices and policies relating to entry to Higher Education.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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