Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator

16 May 2024

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Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator

Location: Bury
Salary: £27,912 – £30,486 pa
Expiry date: 22/05/2024
Hours: 37
Contract Length: Until 31st March 2025

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About This Position


Bury College are now welcoming applications for an Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator.

The primary objective of the Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator is to equip apprentices who are employed in local businesses with knowledge and confidence to support innovative practice within their business and empower them to become ‘Apprentice Innovation Ambassadors’.

This is a new post to Bury College funded by the Greater Manchester FE Innovation Programme via Innovate UK. Bury College is working in collaboration with the pilot programme and other colleges within the GM region to explore how FE Colleges can support businesses to innovate by facilitating access to expertise, skills, facilities and knowledge.

This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2025 with plans to review and extend depending on the continued success of the programme.

Key duties of this role will include:

  • Outreach and employer engagement work to develop and support awareness raising activities of the FE Innovation Fund across the local business ecosystem, including the main aims and objectives of the fund (adoption and diffusion of innovations)
  • Support the engagement of appropriate Apprentices working across our employer partners (minimum target 10 per GM borough)
  • Contribute towards development and testing of an innovative training resource for apprentices to become ‘Apprentice Innovation Ambassadors’ increasing the innovation capacity of their host employers
  • Contribute towards development and delivery of CPD programme on ‘Innovation Literacy’ that will be delivered to Apprentices so that they gain the knowledge and confidence to demystify and support their host businesses to move closer towards innovation adoption
  • Support completion of project-related monitoring, evaluation, impact and evidence gathering requirements
  • Carry out other duties from time to time within the general scope of the post as required by line manager

About Us

Bury College is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to full time students and part time students each year.

Dedicated to providing the communities we serve with a broad choice of learning options, Bury College offers a range of A Level courses, vocational programmes, and apprenticeships. In addition to this, we have higher level courses available at Bury College University Centre, as well as courses for adults.

And the benefits of working for us?

  • 28 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery
  • Free onsite parking available

NB: Shortlisted candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date. This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2025.

Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments.

We are a friendly, forward-looking college where staff are valued and supported to achieve their potential. You will have access to a free on-site gym, all weather football pitches, on site nursery, generous annual leave entitlement and a cycle to work scheme.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

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