Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology.
To be a part of the team in WMG developing and delivering work based education. Much of the team’s work is currently focused around Degree Apprenticeships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To work with the programme teams (client relationship managers and academic leads) to ensure work-based elements of the degree apprenticeships are well integrated into the programmes developed and offered. To work with those companies enrolling participants on Degree Apprenticeships to ensure that students are able to fulfil the vocational elements of the apprenticeship. To work with the organisations on the development of individual learning plans for the apprentices, to monitor the development of the apprentices against these plans with the work place mentors and academic teams. To ensure that students maintain appropriate evidence and that both informal and contractual ongoing reporting is completed. To design and participate in the delivery of an increasing number of work based learning modules and to support course teams in designing work based elements into their programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To work with academic teams, organisations, client relationship manager and programme manager to design and deliver specific work-based modules and to ensure that work based elements are integrated throughout the overall framework of the proposed programmes.
- To be academic owners for the development and delivery of work based learning modules as required
- To visit and discuss with the organisations the intended cohort and the organisation’s plans for the vocational, skills and behaviour elements of the programme and to support the client relationship managers in having appropriate paperwork completed before course start.
- To assist, when required, with identification of suitable work-based projects and support students in their project work
- To work with admissions team and the compliance lead to ensure that all eligibility checks are made and processed in timely way
- To assist during the induction process for apprentices to the programmes and to provide guidance to work place mentors
- To work with apprentices, and where appropriate their work place mentors or line managers, to ensure that individual learning plans (ILPs) are developed.
- To work with the designated End point assessment organisation (where required) and prepare Apprentices for EPA
- To contribute to module and annual reviews with course teams and Work based Education Discipline group lead
- To support apprenticeship progress throughout the programme and act as personal tutor.
Administration and Other Activities
- To review progress against these ILPs, provide appropriate coaching support for apprentices where required and work with academic teams to ensure that individual or cohort issues are identified in a timely way and individual apprentice progress is noted and apprentices at risk are identified and mitigations devised and agreed
- To provide reports and updates to WMG leadership as required and regular and ad hoc information to clients where agreed and appropriate
- To ensure that apprentice learner evidence is maintained and submitted as required to allow levy funding to be drawn down, working closely with compliance lead
- To maintain strong client relationships and act as a point of contact for the apprenticeship manager (or similarly designated role) within the organisation and provide agreed and appropriate feedback to client working with the appropriate client relationship manager
- To keep up to date with the legal and administrative requirements concerning Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship levy; OFSTED requirements and with regional and national skills agendas.
- To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
- To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
- To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-teaching CPD.
- Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
Research and Scholarship
- To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice within the teaching team.
- Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
- To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity
- A degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent E
- Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post E
- Demonstrable experience of designing and delivering work based learning, qualification frameworks and academic and vocational assessment E
- Significant experience of working in FE or HE and with employers, preferably from a number of different sectors E
- An understanding of the skills and Apprenticeship landscape and needs of work based learners E
- Highly organised with an ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline intensive environment, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy of data E
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to achieve buy-in across a spectrum of stakeholders including, academics and learning and development teams in organisations E
- Credibility with senior internal and external teams E
- Concern for maintenance of standards and quality in work based learning E
- High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines under pressure E
- Ability to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of the learners and familiarity with strategies to promote learning E
- Demonstrable project and relationship management skills, including personal and work organisation and the ability to ensure delivery of quality solutions on-time E
- Skilled communicator able to communicate persuasively in all media and to a wide range of audiences. E
- Able to present progress reports as required E
- Experience with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and complex databases E
- Some knowledge within the specific technical areas of the apprenticeships in WMG – engineering or digital technology would be desirable D
Essential (E) Desirable (D)
The expected date for interview for shortlisted candidates is Wednesday 15th December 2021.
Warwick Manufacturing Group has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply below by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format , or you can also email your documents to email@example.com ; or call Kaye Powell on 07387238343 for a confidential conversation.