University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Associate Professor (Apprenticeships) (INTERNAL ONLY)

Associate Professor (Apprenticeships) (INTERNAL ONLY) National Centre for Food Manufacturing

Location: Holbeach Salary: From £56,021 per annum Permanent and full time at 1.0 FTE Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023 Interview Date: Friday 01 December 2023 Reference: COS676A

The NCFM is a major hub for the UK's food industry with over 250 major companies accessing courses, technical services and research. Our clients are major national and global food manufacturing businesses and retailers. NCFM delivers Apprenticeships in partnerships with over 80 food businesses and is a leading provider of higher and degree apprenticeships for the sector.

The post requires an experienced teacher and quality practitioner with proven leadership and team building skills. The role holder must have a sound understanding of academic practice relating to apprenticeship provision along with an aptitude and experience in engaging with businesses in the development or quality enhancement of educational provision.

The post holder will oversee the effective delivery of all of NCFM's apprenticeship provision and short courses working closely with Program Leaders and the School's Director of Teaching and Learning to deliver an exemplary apprenticeship experience for apprentices and employers and ensure the effective management of the resources that underpin delivery.

The University has established a central office to oversee the strategic development of apprenticeships across the institution and ensure standardisation of practice, and the post holder will work closely with the Office of Apprenticeships and Skills to ensure that the NCFM's provision is aligned with institutional standards and operational practice.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Valerie Braybrooks, Dean of Holbeach & NCFM, at [email protected].

In support of our commitment to developing colleagues by providing opportunities for internal movement and promotion, applications for this opportunity will only be accepted from people who are currently employed by the University of Lincoln. We actively encourage applications from all colleagues across the University with the relevant skills and experience.

Please note that this post requires an Enhanced DBS check.

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    Job details


    Associate Professor (Apprenticeships) (INTERNAL ONLY)


    University of Lincoln


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Associate Professor/Professor


    Agricultural Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

    Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study, and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch program. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.

    At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do. We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry and to develop career-ready skills.

    The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends. We want students to get involved in initiatives such as our Student Managed Investment Fund, and enjoy the benefits of our links to companies such as Siemens and Reuters. We have Bloomberg Terminals on campus, enabling business students and staff to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data, alongside laboratories, lecture theatres, and seminar rooms.

    At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.

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