Teesside University is a dynamic and innovative institution, founded on more than 85 years of teaching and learning and currently serving a population of over 18,000 students. The University aims to transform lives and economies by delivering outstanding teaching, research and business engagement. Ambition Delivered Today, the University’s new corporate strategy, sets out a bold vision for the University that raises the aspiration and ambition of Teesside University to be an international university at the heart of the Tees Valley with a reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience.
Teesside University recognises the vital pathway that apprenticeships provide for young people seeking to enter the world of work, and the positive impact they can have in meeting the needs of employers and regional economic priorities. We provide apprenticeships across a huge range of subjects from aerospace engineering to fashion, midwifery to computer games design, and all are specifically designed in partnership with employers and professional bodies. We are proud to be a provider of outstanding apprenticeships and one the first universities to receive a full Ofsted inspection for its level 5 apprenticeships rated as outstanding across the board.
We are now looking to appoint a Director of Apprenticeships. As a member of the senior management team, you will report into the Chief Operating Officer and will lead on the University’s apprenticeship offering ensuring growth in numbers and revenue and high-quality delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships for Teesside. You will set clear strategic direction and will foster strong strategic relationships with external partners and agencies, whilst supporting colleagues across the University in relation to apprenticeship activities linked to the University’s strategies and targets.
This is a unique opportunity, and we are seeking an individual with the energy, drive and vision to help us achieve our high aspirations for apprenticeship provision. You will be an outstanding senior leader with an excellent commercial track record of growing student numbers and developing apprenticeships that comply fully with regulatory requirements. Your strong ability to get out across sectors and build collaborative networks to influence future development in apprenticeships and shape best practice will be critical.
To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation:
CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements
Supporting Statement (approximately two pages of A4) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to criteria in the person specification
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form *
Candidate Supporting Information Form *
* These forms can be downloaded below.
Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Friday 14 January 2022