Learning and Development Coach (Apprenticeships)

University of Salford


Welcome to the School of Health and Society– a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real-world impact. Our School has a wide range of apprenticeship programmes including Nursing Associate, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Advanced Clinical Practice, Social Work, and we have recently expanded and now offer the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.

The University of Salford has made a strategic decision to develop Policing as part of its portfolio of professional subject areas. Responding to the Police Educational Qualifications Framework (PEQF) we have been successful in consolidating a partnership with a major Northwest Police Force to deliver a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship. We are developing a team of staff to meet this exciting new initiative and are looking for people who have experience of and a passion for professional Policing. The Learning & Development Coach role will enable you to help us provide a high-quality and compliant apprenticeship for trainee Police Constables of a major Police force and to bring your expertise to assist them in meeting their ambitions. 

So what will the role involve? 

  • Work with programme leaders, apprenticeship teams and employers to coordinate and oversee apprentice recruitment and onboarding activities, striving to achieve agreed targets and innovate where needed.
  • Organise, attend and document quarterly progress review meetings for apprentices with employers and quality assure the work of others.
  • Give advice on academic programme structure to apprentices and the Constabulary in relation to the relationship between academic and industry aspects of apprenticeship.
  • Support apprentices with achieving and documenting their work-based learning and off the job elements of the apprenticeship.
  • Pro-actively manage and organise ongoing apprentice relationship, to maximise prospects of apprentices complying with relevant programme and apprenticeship requirements.
  • Contribute to our thinking and be challenging on how Salford can transform the way it addresses equity disparities,embraces diversity and becomes more inclusive.
  • Foster the development of an inclusive community, working in partnership with apprentices to improve their sense of belonging.
  • Lead the quality assurance and/or compliance management across a number of apprenticeships within the School.

For further information on these posts please contact Jennie Sherlock Apprenticeship Team Manager [email protected]

This post may subject to satisfactory DBS clearance.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd July.


  • Competitive salary and excellent pension scheme 
  • Generous annual leave plus the option to buy additional days 
  • Professional development – a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential
  • Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives
  • The perks! MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts
  • Wellbeing – your wellbeing is our priority. We have a wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health
  • Sustainable Salford – We embed sustainability in all aspects of university life and have a commitment to becoming NetZero Carbon by 2038
  • Location and campuses – Our location sets us apart. We are just 2km from Manchester city centre. Our Peel Park campus is unique and offers lots of green spaces and a wide range of facilities on site
  • Team Salford – By joining us, you can be part of our ambitious journey and help make a real difference to the people and communities we support

For further information about our school, please visit https://www.salford.ac.uk/jobs/careers-school-health-and-society

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