Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator

Oldham College are now welcoming applications for an Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator.

The primary objective of the Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Co-ordinator is to equip apprentices who are employed in local businesses with knowledge and confidence to support innovative practice within their business and empower them to become ‘Apprentice Innovation Ambassadors’.

This is a new post to Oldham College funded by the Greater Manchester FE Innovation Programme via Innovate UK.

Oldham College is 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 main aims and objectives of the fund (adoption and diffusion of innovations)
  • Support the engagement of appropriate Apprentices working across our employer partners (minimum target 10 per GM borough)
  • Contribute towards development and testing of an innovative training resource for apprentices to become ‘Apprentice Innovation Ambassadors’ increasing the innovation capacity of their host employers
  • Contribute towards development and delivery of CPD programme on ‘Innovation Literacy’ that will be delivered to Apprentices so that they gain the knowledge and confidence to demystify and support their host businesses to move closer towards innovation adoption
  • Support completion of 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

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work”. We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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