Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Be-Inspired Startups Project Manager

Be-Inspired Startups Project Manager Academic Quality and Development

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 Per Annum Full Time Fixed Term Until 31/07/2028 Release Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Closing Date: Saturday 25 May 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024 Reference: AQD94-24

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a strategically important team. Your contribution to the university's vision of transforming people, societies and places through outstanding graduate outcomes and equipping business and communities with the skills for the future, will be to support the delivery and growth of entrepreneurship activity and strategic objectives to achieve 75% graduate outcomes and 20% graduate retention in the region by 2027.

Main Responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our busy but friendly team, to facilitate and support increasing numbers of students and graduates creating their own business, freelancing or commissioning in the region. Reporting to the Head of Student and Graduate Employability, you will have responsibility for day-to-day delivery of a new 3 year cycle of the BeInspired Programme and play a vital role in ensuring we expand our entrepreneurial education and culture in Staffordshire University.

An important part of this role is working with internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of the programme, including students, recent graduates, professional mentors and contacts from the regional business network. As part of the role you will design and deliver face to face and online marketing campaigns, recruitment processes, inductions and business reviews with participants to ensure that they are on track in creating and establishing their new businesses and targets are met.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will need to enjoy working under pressure, achieving targets and supporting students and graduates, it is essential that you demonstrate a flexible and collaborative approach and the ability to manage unpredictability.

Contact For Informal Discussion

Carolina Salinas, Head of Student and Graduate Employability, [email protected]

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research- inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years' experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we're in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can't wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

• Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

    Job details

    Title

    Be-Inspired Startups Project Manager

    Employer

    Staffordshire University

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 25, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Established in 1914, Staffordshire University is a government university offering various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs. The university is divided into six academic departments, including computing and digital technologies, creative arts and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law, policing & forensics, Staffordshire Business School and life sciences, and education.

    In the year 1988, the institution changed its name to Staffordshire Polytechnic, and in 1992, it officially became Staffordshire University. The university raises funds to foster a better, safer, and healthier society.

    Equipped with the latest technologies and student-friendly amenities, the campus of this university offers a range of activities and a supportive environment. Presently, the university has one main campus called Stroke-on-Tent Campus and two different centers, namely Stafford Centre of Excellence and Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence. The main campus of the university is easily accessible as it is located near the city. The campus has well-connected transportation facilities and libraries that open 24/7 during critical times of the academic year. The Stafford Centre of Excellence has the latest technologies and equipment to support health care learning. Additionally, the Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence located within the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has clinical training facilities and the clinical simulation suite.

    Staffordshire University owns Unitemps, which is the official recruiting agency of the institute. It was formed to help businesses recruit talent from the university. It also provides internship opportunities and short-term shift employment services. Over 90% of the recruiters at the university choose to take their interns on as full-time employees. Additionally, internship services offered by Unitemps are divided into Graduate Internship services and Student Internships. To support the financial needs of students, the university grants several funds and allowances. Some of these funds are the Exceptional Learning Support Fund, the Hardship Fund, and the Student Experience Fund.

    Home to many notable alumni who are now leading successful careers, Staffordshire University has produced many exceptional leaders and pioneers. The list of prominent alumni of this university is endless and includes names like famous football player Jermaine Allen, artist Alex Frost, Tabloid journalist Emma Jones, Studio potter David Leach and poet Ian McMillan. The university has an online portal named The Staffordshire University Alumni Online, which connects all alumni with the university. It also has an alumni magazine called Horizon, which features famous success stories.

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