Midlands TechTalent Technical Training Officer (x3) – Nottingham

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Salary: £40,332-49,553 p/a (pro-rata for part-time appointments)

Contract Type: Fixed term, till 29th Feb 2024

Hours of Work: Full Time, or Part-time

Applications Close: 16/10/20

***PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: This is a secondment opportunity and is only available to staff employed at the 8 Midlands Innovation Universities. Please apply through the University of Nottingham.  (The roleholders will be seconded from their current institution)***

Midlands Innovation’s £5M TALENT programme, announced by the Science Minister in February 2020, is the largest ever investment into technicians in higher education, whose specialist skills often go unrecognised despite the crucial role they play in the success of universities and the growth of the UK economy. The TALENT programme is working to to advance status and opportunity for the technical community in UK higher education and research.

We are seeking to recruit three highly motivated individuals who will make a significant contribution to the development and management of the TALENT programme. This is a unique opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team to advance professional development for the technical community. 

The TALENT Technical Training Managers will work across the 8 Midlands Innovation universities. This is a complex role which requires a training manager with excellent planning and interpersonal skills, who can develop strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.   

The roles will work collectively to lead the development and delivery of a bespoke and innovative training and development programme (the TALENT Technical Training Partnership) for the 2100+ technical colleagues across the Midlands Innovation partnership, focussed on transferable (‘soft’) skills training using a range of formats including blended learning methodologies. The roles will work with relevant stakeholders to formulate and design relevant training and programmes tailored to the specific needs of technicians. The Technical Training Managers will collectively manage the operational aspects of the TALENT Technical Training Partnership with administrative support from the wider TALENT team. 

The role holder(s) will play a critical role in successfully delivering the multi -institution TALENT programme. Along with the development and delivery of training, the role holders will work with the 8 Midlands Innovation staff development units/departments to assess current provision, identify new opportunities and to share best practice across institutions to ensure consistency of approach and maximisation of delivery outputs.  

Developing effective communications channels will be key along with programme evaluation and continuous improvement. 

The roles are available until 29 February 2024.  Part time opportunities will be available.  Please note that the roles will involve travel between the Midlands Innovation institutions.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kelly Vere email kelly.vere@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Additional information on TALENT can be found at https://www.mitalent.ac.uk/Home

For a full role and person specification please visit the University of Nottingham jobs website

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