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Learning & Engagement Manager

National Glass Centre - Arts

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £37,100 to £44,263
Hours per Week:  30
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 April 2024
Interview Date:  Thursday 25 April 2024
Reference:  0108-24
Further details:    Job Description    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 19 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

National Glass Centre presents an artistic programme featuring temporary and permanent exhibitions, a collection of international Studio Glass and learning and engagement events and activities.  The building also houses Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) and the University of Sunderland's Glass & Ceramics department. We promote the highest standard of visual art, and we engage wide ranging audience groups in creative activity including glass blowing demonstrations and experiences, courses for adults, school visits and family workshops.

About the role

We wish to appoint a Learning & Engagement Manager who will oversee the delivery of the learning programme for National Glass Centre and NGCA.  The successful candidate will work with curatorial staff and the wider team, to engage existing and new audiences through the delivery of a high-quality programme.

What you can bring 

The successful candidate will have experience of managing a team and budgets and developing and delivering innovative and creative projects.

What we can offer you 

Our university is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. At the University of Sunderland, we prioritise not only your professional growth but also your happiness and well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 36 days, along with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrolment into our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • Access to our “My Lifestyle Benefits Platform”, where you can enjoy online discounts at hundreds of retailers every day. Plus, take advantage of exclusive schemes that allow you to purchase a new car, bike, or technology at a discounted rate. 
  • Your health and well-being are important to us. That's why we provide access to discounted private medical insurance, health cash plans, and guidance on financial well-being.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle is made easy with discounted membership for CitySpace Fitness, our state-of-the-art facility for sports and social activities. 

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

Our work on equality, diversity and inclusivity has never been more important. We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us.

Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th April 2024 (23.59 GMT).

Interviews/assessments are likely to take place on Thursday 25th April 2024

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please email Julia Stephenson, Head of Arts julia.stephenson@sunderland.ac.uk 

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