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Innovation Coach

Teaching & Learning - Centre for Graduate Prospects

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £28,098 to £34,229 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 June 2023
Reference:  0303-23
Further details:    Job Description    

We have an exciting opportunity within our newly created Centre for Graduate Prospects for an Innovation Coach, working within our Entrepreneurial Development Team. The post-holder will support the embedding of employability and enterprise across the University of Sunderland, and the creation of confident and motivated students who develop into professional, adaptable, and engaged graduates with rich and rewarding life and career prospects, by ensuring that:
•All students understand and develop innovation skills in an inclusive way, supporting students from underrepresented, marginalised and excluded groups.
•Innovation coaching guidance and support is provided to help individuals and teams develop and turn their ideas into viable projects that add value to others.
•Students and graduates are supported to develop entrepreneurial skills based on innovative ideas that have the potential to create new businesses or improve existing ones.

The successful applicant will be enterprising and have a continuous improvement mindset. They will have demonstrable experience of providing one-to-one coaching, advice and support, as well as delivering and evaluating group workshops and simulations. They will also have experience of researching, developing and designing appropriate materials and learning experiences with identified outcomes.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 11th June 2023. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 19th June 2023.

In return, you will be joining a passionate team in an inclusive workplace, with flexible and hybrid working arrangements on offer and generous leave entitlement with 26 days annual leave and an additional 13 local closure days and bank holidays.

If you are passionate about delivering our vision and supporting our students to achieve life-changing success and make a society-shaping impact, we would love to hear from you. For further details, please take a look at the job description and candidate information pack, or for an informal discussion on the role please contact a member of the team at:

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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