University of Derby
Buxton & Leek College
Nuclear Skills Academy Centre Manager
Nuclear Skills Academy, Infinity Park, Derby DE24 9FU
£39,642 to £42,573 per annum (For exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £56,888 per annum).
Sunday 18 June 2023
About the role
This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual must hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.
Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd conducts and the protection of certain assets a person must be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.
About the role
We are looking for a person within the Engineering Industry to join our Buxton & Leek College part of the University of Derby as a Curriculum Leader in Engineering. The role holder will be responsible for the Mechanical Engineering courses to Level 3 apprentices and the Manufacturing Technicians Apprenticeship with the HNC qualifications.
The role will be based at the Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby with Rolls Royce apprentices.
The apprenticeships, designed and delivered by the University of Derby, are:
- Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship
- Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
The successful applicant will have responsibility to the development of curriculum, the management of delivery staff, the achievement of income targets, compliance with pay and non-pay cost criteria , timetabling and the achievement of statistical performance targets.
The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification.
For informal enquiries please contact Stephanie Traynor on s.tr[email protected] or Jason Pimborough on [email protected]
About Nuclear Skills Academy
The University of Derby in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd operates the award-winning Nuclear Skills Academy, delivering exclusive apprenticeship programmes to nurture a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers.
Renowned for our expertise in engineering in further and higher education at the University of Derby, we are setting new standards in the UK for our collaboration with industry and leading the way in global research in future fuels and sustainability.
You can be part of shaping talent for the future of industry in the UK, by developing the skills and capabilities of our apprentices at the start of their career.
About University of Derby
The University of Derby is recognised by Times Higher Education as one of the top 250 young universities in the world. We are an established and powerful regional university, and our profile and influence continues to grow at pace, both nationally and internationally. Skills and employer engagement is central to our work as an early adopter of higher and degree apprenticeships, being one of two universities nationally with apprenticeships from level 2 to level 7.
We are trusted by our students and stakeholders to deliver excellence in learning and teaching, which is underpinned by internationally recognised, applied research. Our knowledge exchange, innovation, and skills development activities positively impact on society, industry, and the environment.
The University’s 2018-2030 Strategic Framework, launched in June 2018, signalled a new chapter for our institution. It provided staff and stakeholders with clarity over our direction of travel and raised the bar in terms of our institutional ambitions. Our strategic promise is that ‘Everything we do is driven by delivering excellence and opportunities for our students, staff and region’, and this is at the heart of our involvement in the newly created Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy.
Why Join the Team
As well as competitive salaries, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and are therefore able to offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements and fantastic retirement provisions. (downloadable document for full details)
As an education institution, we have numerous training and development opportunities available to all staff to support their continuing professional development. We hold regular in-house training sessions to help our staff develop skills in role.
You can also study whilst you work and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience, and wider skills you need for your future career through our Staff Apprenticeship Scheme. We also offer discounted tuition fees for our degree and postgraduate programmes of study for employee and family.
- Degree or demonstrable equivalent experience
- Recognised teaching qualification at level 4/5
- Experience in designing and implementing course products, including deriving schemes of work from awarding body qualification specifications.
- Experience as a teacher in the further education and skills
- Demonstrable experience of successfully managing teams and growing a customer focused, “can- do” culture of teamwork.
- Experience of working with high profile employers
Skills, knowledge & abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to use IT to a high level of
- Ability to operate effective systems and procedures for quality management and
- An ability to think laterally and solve problems in a creative
- Team player with an innovative approach to problem
- Willingness and flexibility to travel and work between University and external sites in an efficient and cost effective manner.
- DBS enhanced check required
- Security Clearance required
- UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.
- Engineering Qualification L3 or higher
- Experience of observing and reporting on the quality of teaching, learning and
Skills, knowledge and abilities
- Proven ability to create and maintain high performing teams through effective people
- Current knowledge of key issues effecting the further education and higher education sectors
As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.
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How to apply
You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.
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If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at [email protected] .
Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.
Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..
Please consult the Home office website for further information.
If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.
To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.
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The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.
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