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Graduate Policy and Project Coordinator

Department: Directorate
Team: Directorate
Location: City Campus / working from home
Salary: £23,500 p.a.
Closing date: Monday 10 May 2021

Applications for this vacancy are now closed.

This is a Graduate Development Programme role available for a fixed term of 13 months.

Applicants must be current NTU Undergraduate students in their final year or have graduated from their NTU Undergraduate degree within the last two years (2019 summer graduation).

A challenging and exciting opportunity exists for a Graduate Policy and Project Coordinator within the Directorate department of the University. In this role you will be working directly with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Edward Peck, and stakeholders across the University. The main purpose of this role is to seek out, explore and deliver innovative projects across a range of areas. You will deliver projects alongside responding to emerging priorities based on internal and external opportunities, changes and issues.

We are looking for someone 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 focus on developments specific to University needs within given contexts, however you will also have wide latitude to identify areas for improvement and pursue emerging ideas. 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 or that could promote new areas for consideration. This means that you will also need to have strong communication and presentation skills.

The role is predominantly based on the City site, though the scope of work is likely to require travel to other NTU campuses and, occasionally, possibly other universities. There will also be flexibility to work remotely when appropriate; specific arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the line manager.

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 and,
  • provide you with important 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.

View the full job description and person specification here.

Don't forget, you can get support from the NTU Employability Team for all stages of the recruitment process.

If you have any general queries in relation to the Graduate Development Programme or the requirements, please email

If you have any specific queries in relation to this role, please contact Claire Brown, Head of Strategic Policy and Transition via email or by phone on +44(0)115 848 8121.