Bury College

Business Innovation Events & Activities Co-Ordinator

Bury College
Bury, Greater Manchester
£27,912 - £30,486 pa
28 Mar 2024
14 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Length: Until 31st March 2025

About This Position

Bury College are now welcoming applications for a Business Innovation Events and Activities Co-ordinator.

The Business Innovation Events and Activities Co-Ordinator will be responsible for supporting the work of the Business Innovation Manager (project lead for the FE Innovation Fund project), particularly in the engagement of local businesses and delivery of innovation activities, together with the co-ordination of the Innovation Centre at Bury College. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a history of successful project delivery and building engagement between employers and education.

This is a new post to Bury College funded by the Greater Manchester FE Innovation Programme via Innovate UK. Bury College are working in collaboration with the pilot programme and other colleges within the GM region to explore how FE Colleges can support businesses to innovate by facilitating access to expertise, skills, facilities and knowledge.

This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2025 with plans to review and extend depending on the continued success of the programme.

Key duties of this role will include:

  • Outreach and employer engagement work to develop and support awareness raising activities of the FE Innovation Fund across the local business ecosystem, including the aims and objectives of the fund (adoption and diffusion of innovations)
  • Supporting delivery of innovation support available to local businesses, including the range of innovation support available, together with the benefits to local businesses of engaging with the project (for example through employer engagement forums / networking events)
  • Spending time with engaged businesses to support them on their innovation journey (collaborative work / knowledge transfer / training and support)
  • Support provision of ongoing professional support and signposting/referrals as necessary
  • Oversee development of the FE Innovation Centre for Bury / Bury College together with associated co-ordination to ensure the Centre provides a professional business environment conducive to adoption and diffusion of innovation
  • Drive the Innovation Centre to become a focal point where innovation services can be delivered, where businesses can meet and access information about linked initiatives such as Innovation Accelerators, Centre for Digital Innovation, UK SPG, Made Smarter, KTPs, Business Growth Hub, Local Skills Improvement Fund, GM Institute of Technology etc.
  • Lead on completion of all project-related monitoring, evaluation, impact and evidence gathering requirements
  • Carry out other duties from time to time within the general scope of the post as required by line manager

About Us

Bury College is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to over 5,000 full time students and over 5,650 part time students each year.

Dedicated to providing the communities we serve with a broad choice of learning options, Bury College offers a range of A Level courses, vocational programmes, and apprenticeships. In addition to this, we have higher level courses available at Bury College University Centre, as well as courses for adults.

And the benefits of working for us?

  • 28 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery
  • Free onsite parking available

NB: Shortlisted candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date. This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2025.

Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments.

We are a friendly, forward-looking college where staff are valued and supported to achieve their potential. You will have access to a free on-site gym, all weather football pitches, on site nursery, generous annual leave entitlement and a cycle to work scheme.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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