Staff Secondment Scheme

The University is launching an exciting new secondment scheme, offering existing staff the chance to apply for a 9-month, up to 0.5 FTE secondment to another part of the institution.

A number of these opportunities have come about due to the recruitment freeze and will give staff a chance to develop skills and have new experiences that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to get.

If you are keen for a new challenge, interested in learning more about the institution or want to develop some new skills, please have a look at the list of roles below. Most of them will run from October 2020 to July 2021.

If you are interested, whatever your circumstances, please complete the application form. It will ask for your Name, Current Job Title, School/Dept, email address, Grade, FTE, which roles you are interested in and a brief statement (no more than 500 words) on why you would be suitable for this secondment.

Please ensure that you advise your manager that you are applying to the scheme.

If you have any questions about the scheme, any of the roles or if you want to check if you are suitable, or simply want to discuss it, please contact Ally McDonald Alonso.

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2020

Opportunities available

The following opportunities are available under the staff secondment scheme.

Success coaches (Academic)

Grade: MA6

We are looking for someone who really cares about helping students achieve their academic potential. The role would suit someone who had done a coaching qualification such as ILM, although this is not essential.

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Project ACE 2020 has been launched for this coming Academic Year. The aim of Project ACE 2020 is to provide a framework to deliver a flexible, multimode, academic experience designed to Achieve Collaborative Excellence.

As part of Project ACE 2020 and our Access and Participation Plan commitments, a pilot scheme has been launched to trial the role of Academic Success Coaches in a number of Schools supported centrally, working with the PVCT, and these opportunities will be filled through the Secondment Scheme.

To follow the ethos from performance sport, this role will coach, encourage, inspire and motivate students to succeed, informed by learning analytics data for individual students on a regular basis. This new offer would mean that every student has access to a Personal Academic Tutor, Wellbeing Adviser and ‘Coach’.

We are looking for someone who really cares about helping students achieve their academic potential. The role would suit someone who had done a coaching qualification such as ILM, although this is not essential. Good understanding of the University services for where to signpost students will be useful, as well as an ability to empathise, motivate, communicate well and understand the holistic aspect of a student’s life at Loughborough. This is a really exciting role to be able to directly impact individual students ability to succeed, but also help shape the future of these innovative new roles.

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Performance Life-style and Anti-Doping Coordinator

Loughborough Sport. Grade: AD5

The Performance Lifestyle and Anti-doping Co-ordinator role is a core team member within Loughborough Sports Performance Lifestyle support service.

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The role’s strategic objective is to progress and deliver our service philosophy to ‘support, develop and empower’ our student athletes as they aim to achieve excellence on their dual career journey at Loughborough University. A holistic approach to enhancing performance is critical so an understanding of sport, student athletes and our education environment is fundamental to deliver impact in what can be a very rewarding but equally challenging role.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead on components of the Lifestyle service most likely to include the co-ordination and delivery of our UKAD accredited anti-doping education programme. The successful candidate will also represent the Performance Lifestyle Service within 2-4 sport specific interdisciplinary teams.

This platform is an excellent opportunity to learn from a range of other disciplines, including Coaching, Nutrition, Psychology, Physiology, Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning, working as a team to shape sporting experience. The nature of our delivery will be ever evolving this academic year. The role requires someone to be dedicated and adaptable to fit demand and occasionally work outside of office hours to suit sport and student athletes’ schedules.

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Projects and Data Analyst – Change Projects

Change Team, Organisational Development. Grade: AD5

The purpose of this role is to provide business analysis input to a range of Organisational Development and Change Projects that affect the whole University.

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Located within the Organisational Development (OD) Service within HROD, this role is key to ensuring the delivering of the OD Strategy that supports the development of our staff and the environment within which they work.

Overview: To ensure the effective delivery of change projects, it is really important to start by understanding the current context, what needs to change and what the benefits would be. There are a range of business analysis tools and techniques ranging from the use of well-structured effective questionnaires, interviewing 1:1 and in groups, through to sophisticated automated process mapping tools.

For this role we are interested in someone who has strong interpersonal skills and a strong analytical approach. Someone who can make sense of data and information in order to produce clear reports and recommendations. The projects you support could range from analysing student feedback, interviewing service users about their experiences through to seeking input to our draft strategic plan.

Skills and Attributes

You will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have advanced knowledge and experience in Excel
  • Have strong organisation skills
  • Have an enquiring and analytic mind
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Proficient in University Systems

It would be beneficial if you already have experience of data analysis or an interest in learning this.

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Social Media and Digital Engagement Co-ordinator

Marketing and Advancement. AD5

Based within the web and digital team, the post holder will contribute to the delivery of a wide-range of digital content through the University’s social media channels and other digital platforms.

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  • Take a lead role in the day-to-day management of the University’s social media channels: scheduling content, responding to interactions and building engagement.
  • Develop content plans for initiatives and campaigns and work with collegiately to deliver them.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to build the University’s online profile and reputation on social media and other digital channels.
  • Generate new, engaging digital content and ensure it is appropriate and for the platform and audience.
  • Provide training and guidance for University staff both in person and through documented materials in the effective use of social media and advise colleagues on social media best practice.
  • Develop relationships with the University’s student body and Students’ Union to ensure authenticity in content deliver and encourage user-generated content development.
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First Contact Administrator (Mental Wellbeing)

Student Services. Grade: AD4

Student Services’ First Contact Team is situated in the reception area in Bridgeman Building and is responsible for triaging student enquiries and supporting teams across the Service with student facing administration. The focus of this role is supporting students accessing the Counselling Service, Mental Health Support Team and Wellbeing Advisers.

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This is an interesting and varied role central to the support Student Services provides.

We are looking for someone with experience in a customer facing role who is used to dealing with confidential and sensitive information and is familiar with corporate systems. You will be competent in dealing with a wide range of enquiries including from students who may be in distress. Accuracy, the ability to disseminate information clearly, as well as the ability to retain large amounts of information are essential.

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First Contact Administrator (Study Support)

Student Services. Grade: AD4

Student Services’ First Contact Team is situated in the reception area in Bridgeman Building and is responsible for triaging student enquiries and supporting teams across the Service with student facing administration. The focus of this role is supporting students accessing the Study Skills Support Service.

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This is an interesting and varied role central to the support Student Services provides.

We are looking for someone with experience in a customer facing role who is used to dealing with confidential and sensitive information and is familiar with corporate systems. You will be competent in dealing with a wide range of enquiries including from students who may be in distress. Accuracy, the ability to disseminate information clearly, as well as the ability to retain large amounts of information are essential.

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Student Office Assistants

Academic Registry. Grade: AD4

The roles would suit individuals with good all-round IT skills, experience of working as part of a team in a busy office environment, customer service experience, ability to prioritise own workload and deliver to tight deadlines are also essential requirements.

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Working in Student Office provides a great opportunity to become part of the unique the student experience at Loughborough University. Student Office staff are involved in many aspects of student life: From registration, through exams, Student Finance, assessment and ultimately to graduation. Student Office Assistants support students individually through phone, email and in-person enquiries, as well as ensuring our processes run effectively.

If you are interested in helping students to succeed, then Student Office is a perfect placement. The roles would suit individuals with good all-round IT skills, experience of working as part of a team in a busy office environment, customer service experience, ability to prioritise own workload and deliver to tight deadlines are also essential requirements.

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Energy Research Accelerator Skills Manager

Doctoral College. Grade: MA6

We are looking for somebody with the ability to work well in a team environment, communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to be able to write for different audiences, some experience of training or development or running events would be desirable but is not essential.

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The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-institutional initiative, which includes a Doctoral Training Partnership that is led by Loughborough University, by the ERA Skills Manager.

With the support of the Skills Manager, you will help to mobilise a new multi-million pound project supporting the development of postdoctoral researchers, develop the provision for doctoral researchers across the midlands universities. This will include providing web content relating to ERA skills and support new activities such as placements.

This post will give you the opportunity to work directly with researchers and to experience researcher development and working collaboratively and in a consortium. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues at Loughborough and the core ERA team based a Nottingham, as well as researchers and colleagues across the midlands.

We are looking for somebody with the ability to work well in a team environment, communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to be able to write for different audiences, some experience of training or development or running events would be desirable but is not essential.  You will need to be well organised and to have the aptitude to run activities both virtually and face-to-face, and to be flexible and adaptable.

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Accounts Receivable Support Role

Finance Office. Grade: AD3/AD4/AD5

The secondment is based in Accounts receivable (AR) team, within the Financial Control section of the Finance Office. The primary function of the AR team is to ensure that payments to the University are received on time, from both students and commercial partners.

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Whilst a reasonable level of financial numeracy is required, the key attributes required are the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders and attention to detail. 

The role will have 3 main elements

  1. assist the team in answering queries from students and collecting payments; via phone and email
  2. support the Treasury team to maintain records of supplier bank details, ensuring the University pays suppliers successfully and is protected against fraud
  3. a project to clear the aged debt listing, either through collection or write-off, thus helping the University maximise its cash position and ensuring that student accounts are accurate

This is a great opportunity to work at the heart of the Finance office, interacting with some of our key stakeholders and driving tangible benefits for the University.

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Undergraduate Programme Admin

School of Design and Creative Arts. Grade: AD4

The School of Design & Creative Arts is seeking a high-level, self-motivated Programmes Administrator who can take a pro-active and leading role in the administration of taught programmes, predominantly within the Creative Arts.

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The Administrator will work closely within the existing team covering a wide range of duties associated with student administration and will contribute actively to continually improving processes. The Administrator and will be required to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff in the school, with colleagues in support services and across other schools.

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Programmes Administrator

School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Grade AD4

The role holder will be involved with all learning and teaching processes and systems required to support our taught students from admissions through to induction, programme administration, assessment and student wellbeing.  The work is varied and offers an opportunity to gain experience in delivering multiple learning and teaching administrative processes.

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The School of Social Sciences and Humanities delivers taught programmes across 5 subject areas which span multiple academic disciplines across the human and physical environmental sciences. These are Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Communication and Media, Social and Policy Studies and English. The Language Centre is also part of the school and offers credit bearing modules across university programmes.

Taught programmes are delivered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and are in high demand from both home and International students.

The role holder will be involved with all learning and teaching processes and systems required to support our taught students from admissions through to induction, programme administration, assessment and student wellbeing.  The work is varied and offers an opportunity to gain experience in delivering multiple learning and teaching administrative processes.

Programme administrators all make a valued and important contribution to ensuring our taught students gain the best possible experience from their degree programme and are properly advised and supported along their journey to their graduation. They also provide an essential service to our academic colleagues, ensuring we meet a high standard of programme delivery working within university regulations.  The skills and knowledge acquired in this role will be transferable across academic schools as many processes are consistent across the university.

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Programmes Administrator

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Grade: AD4

This position provides an opportunity to gain an understanding of programme administration with skills that will be transferrable to other roles.

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The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (ranked #1 by QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects) offers a wide range of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  These are supported by four administrative teams: postgraduate, undergraduate Sports, Biosciences and Psychology.

The successful postholder will undertake a range of administrative processes to support the growing suite of undergraduate Biosciences programmes, including:dealing with enquiries from existing and prospective students, managing the administration of assessments, and supporting academic colleagues.

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Psychology Technician

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Grade TS5 (must have a Psychology qualification to at least A-Level)

The School is seeking an organised, friendly and helpful individual to support Psychology research, teaching and enterprise activities.

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They will be responsible for discussing requirements with staff and students, making recommendations, allocating equipment and spaces, and setting these spaces up, as required.

The successful post-holder will have time and training to familiarise themselves with the equipment and spaces as such experience is not necessary.  The post-holder will need a Psychology qualification to at least A-Level standard.

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PGT Admin Office Maternity Cover

School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Grade: AD4

An opportunity has arisen to join our School’s Postgraduate Team as the Postgraduate Taught and Short Course Administrator.

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You will be working as part of an energetic and highly motivated team to undertake the annual cycle of tasks and processes' relating to Postgraduate Taught programmes. In this role you will also take specific responsibility for the organisation and delivery of a range of Short Courses offered within the School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. Duties will be varied and diverse, so you will need to be flexible, be able to prioritise your workload effectively, work to tight deadlines, and with accuracy and attention to detail.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in Higher Education and to make a positive contribution to providing an outstanding service to our students, staff and external stakeholders. So, if you are an organised, methodical team player, with excellent communication skills, this is a terrific opportunity to join our team.

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UG Programmes Manager

School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Grade: MA7

Responsible for the Administrative function for the School’s Undergraduate Programmes to provide an exemplar student experience for the Wolfson School’s 2000 UG Students.

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Accountable for professional service delivery to students, colleagues and external visitors; management of staff, overseeing and engaging with processes associated with student administration. To work strategically with the Associate Dean for Teaching (ADT) and other members of the Academic Team, to develop and implement new practices, initiating and implementing resulting changes and producing policy that complies with University regulations.

The role provides strategic and administrative support to Learning & Teaching Committee, Curriculum sub-committee and Industrial Advisory Board, by producing and presenting statistics and trend data, and contributing to strategic decision-making. To proactively participate and contribute to cross-University working groups, Change Team initiatives, and relevant Administrators Liaison Group (SPALT, PALG). The role includes the Administration of Erasmus/Exchange Programmes, task management of the specialist Industrial and Professional Development Placement Team.

The role works closely with the Undergraduate Programmes Officer (G6) and a Team of 5 experienced UG Admin Staff. The role also works in conjunction with the PG & Professional Development Programme Manager(G7) and the School’s Administrative Manager(G7).

This is an exciting opportunity to gain senior administration managerial experience in fast paced Higher Education environment and to make a positive contribution to providing an outstanding service to our students, staff and external stakeholders. So, if you are an leader/manager, with excellent communication skills, for a flair in Administrative systems and procedures then this is a terrific opportunity to join our busy UG team.

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MSc Level 7 Apprenticeship Admin Officer

School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Grade: AD4

The main purpose of this new role is to undertake the administration relating to taught Master’s Degree Engineering Apprenticeship Programmes (Level 7) within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering.

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Working within the Postgraduate team, the post holder will support the development of apprenticeship programmes and Apprenticeship specific administration within the School and will act as the first contact point in the provision of a professional operational support service.

The post holder will provide support for employer engagement and apprentice recruitment activities and will work with administrative and professional services colleagues in registry and other services to ensure data about employers sponsoring apprentices is accurately sourced, entered and maintained to ensure funding is allocated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in Higher Apprenticeships and to make a positive contribution to providing an outstanding service to our Apprentices, staff and external stakeholders. So, if you are an organised, methodical team player, with excellent communication skills, this is a terrific opportunity to join our team.

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