Apprentice Coach Co-ordinator

Student, Library and Academic Services

Northumbria University is a leading degree apprenticeship training provider and was one of the first UK universities to offer government-supported degree apprenticeships. With our ever growing Higher and Degree Apprenticeship portfolio, we offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate apprenticeships.   

We are looking to appoint a coach coordinator (0.5 FTE) to manage the resource needs and coaching processes of a team of apprentices coaches. The coaches support us in delivering high quality academic programmes that develop apprentices’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, and inspire, motivate and coach learners who are working towards level 6 and 7 apprenticeships.  In addition to the management and co-ordination duties, you will also act as an apprentice coach for a group of students.

You will play a crucial role in enabling the University to deliver successful student learning in the workplace and build meaningful links between apprentice, the employer and the academic community. You will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of work-based and apprenticeship education and of business practices related to one or more of the following apprenticeship standards: 

Chartered Manager, Strategic Leadership, Architecture, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate, Civil Engineering, Nursing, Operating Department Practitioner, Community Public Health Nursing, District Nursing, Advanced Clinical Practitioner

You will have experience of working with apprenticeship or post-experience learners ideally in a teaching or learner support role, an ability to lead and influence others and a Masters degree or professional experience related to one of the above fields.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Liane Brierley by email at 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world.Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for International Colleagues.

Our team has a blended approach which includes remote and on campus working as well as occasional visits to apprentice work places. The frequency with which colleagues will work on campus will depend on the role and the needs of the University. Some colleagues work on campus 5 days a week and others perhaps 2 or 3 days. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 26/09/2021

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