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Graduate Innovation Project Coordinator

You will be working directly with the Vice-Chancellor and as part of a small team alongside other University stakeholders. The main purpose of the Graduate Innovation Project Coordinator roles is to seek out, explore, and propose development and innovation opportunities for the University across a range of areas.

Department: Directorate
Location: City Campus
Salary: £23,500 p.a.

A challenging and exciting opportunity exists for two Graduate Innovation Project Coordinators within the Directorate department of the University. In this role you will be working directly with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Edward Peck, and as part of a small team alongside other University stakeholders. The main purpose of this role is to seek out, explore, and propose development and innovation opportunities for the University across a range of areas.

We are looking for some who is drawn to challenge, with an inquisitive, agile and tenacious mindset. The successful candidate will enjoy working in unfamiliar contexts, be highly motivated and a self-starter. Projects will vary in scope and scale, some will necessarily focus on developments that respond to specific University needs within given contexts, however you will also have wide latitude to identify areas and pursue emerging ideas yourself. You will be expected to generate outside-the-box thinking and identify opportunities in relation to innovation developments that are not bound by normal conventions. You will also be required to propose a range of novel solutions for review by the University in order to improve effectiveness of practices and activities that could promote new areas for consideration. This means that you will also need to have strong communication and presentation skills.

Although based on the City Campus, the scope of work is likely to cover all parts of university life and all academic subject areas and may entail some activities away from the University, for example visiting other universities on both a local and regional scale.

This role is part of NTU’s Graduate Development Programme, offering you an extensive range of development opportunities. The programme is personalised and tailored to your skill set to help you:

  • improve your workplace skills
  • advance your leadership skills
  • build your confidence
  • provide you with employment experience.

Please refer to the job description and person specification when completing your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the role. 

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-European Economic Area (EEA) candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the University is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

UK Visas and Immigration, part of the Home Office, requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre.

Don’t forget, you can get support from the NTU Employability Team for all stages of the recruitment process. Visit their website or email for more information.

Please email our team if you have any general queries in relation to the Graduate Development Programme or the requirements.

Job description

Person specification

This is a Graduate Development Programme role available for a fixed term of 13 months. Applicants need to be current NTU students in their final year or have graduated from NTU within the last two years (2018 summer graduation).

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr Michelle Pepin, Directorate Policy Manager, via email or by phone on +44 (0)115 848 2388.

Assessment centre dates (your application will ask which one assessment centre you can attend should you make it to this stage):

  • 6 April 2020
  • 7 April 2020
  • 8 April 2020
  • 9 April 2020
  • 15 April 2020
  • 16 April 2020
  • 17 April 2020

Interview date: TBC

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