Skills Development Manager

Job title Skills Development Manager

Department Skills Centre

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 per annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 24 July 2020

Closing date Sunday 16 August 2020

Interview date Friday 04 September 2020

Reference SB7679

Apply Online


Are you committed to widening participation? Do you have experience in online learning and skills development for students? We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and multifaceted individual with the skills and experience to lead, manage and deliver projects, activities and resources, to support us in promoting and embedding skills provision to prospective students. We have established this role to contribute to the implementation of the University’s Access & Participation Plan, with a specific focus on widening participation and transition to higher education.

About you

You will already be working in the higher education sector in a role that encompasses some skills elements for students such as:

  • academic skills 
  • languages 
  • employability
  • personal development

A learning and teaching background, particularly in the area of widening participation, will ensure you are well placed to fulfil this role. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • outstanding communication skills
  • excellent partnership skills
  • high levels of digital literacy
  • successful project management skills

You will have the relevant skills to work effectively across different teams and will be actively engaged in:

  • developing online skills taster sessions
  • designing workshop materials
  • delivering promotional materials
  • providing training and related tools

Benefits of working here

We value the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce and recognise these contributions through a range of initiatives and benefits, not limited to:

  • Generous employer pension scheme
  • 39 days holiday (including annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays) 
  • A flexible working environment 
  • Ofsted outstanding rated nursery 
  • Salary exchange scheme (NurseryPlus, Cycle to Work) 
  • Membership discounts for our world-class sports training village 
  • Interest free loans for public transport season tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting 
  • Onsite dentist and medical centre 
  • Discounted physiotherapy services 
  • Onsite parking

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

Although you will be based primarily in a dynamic Skills Centre, comprising 60 staff, delivering a wide range of academic and language skills to the University of Bath’s student community, you will work closely with many other teams. Some travel within the UK will be required.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Sarah Williment, Deputy Head, Skills Centre – or Andrew Ross, Head of Widening Participation

Email details to a friend

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.