NMIS – Skills Director    

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 14 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

NMIS – Skills Director    

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) (https://www.nmis.scot/)  

Faculty of Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/)

Staff Category    Administrative and Professional
Reference No    336528

Reports To    NMIS CEO
Grade:    AA06

Salary Range:    Commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate and the seniority of the role
Contract Type:    Open Contract

FTE    1
Closing Date    14/12/2020

Job Advert
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university and a socially-progressive entity focused on delivering excellent teaching, useful learning and world-class research. We are known for forging strong collaborative links with industry, government, business and the third sector and we are a multi-award-winning University, including the Times Higher Education Awards and Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a bold and ambitious group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.  

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. It is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.

The team works with manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across the manufacturing and engineering sectors to:

  • Increase productivity by reducing barriers to innovation
  • Stimulate investment and increase manufacturing competitiveness
  • Drive job creation and strengthen supply chain links
  • Inspire and attract talent and equip current and future workforces with the skills they and businesses need
  • Catalyse job creation and strengthen supply chain links  
  • Provide leadership, build collaborations and enhance capability to influence adaptation and exploit manufacturing opportunities to boost Scotland's transition a net zero emissions economy by 2045 
  • Work with manufacturing businesses of all sizes and multiple sectors, providing benefits across the whole of Scotland 

We are now seeking to appoint the Skills Director, who will lead the development and delivery of NMIS’ Manufacturing Skills Academy, including the education, training and skills programmes ensuring that NMIS remains at the forefront on manufacturing innovation nationally and internationally.
As a member of the NMIS Senior Management Team, the Skills Director will also oversee the coordination of collaborative educational provision with other NMIS affiliated institutions.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline and have significant relevant leadership experience in a similar role. You will have extensive, relevant leadership experience with the ability to manage and develop multiple groups of professionals with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. You will have experience of managing large teaching/training programmes and have experience of leading the development and delivery of educational and training programmes that have significant impact, preferably within an engineering/manufacturing setting. You will have experience in financial planning and controlling budgets; a proven track record in securing funding for large scale teaching/training programmes; and a deep understanding of the industry-academia landscape. You will have the capability and capacity to drive continuous organisational development a proven ability to work collaboratively, foster relationships and influence a broad range of national and international partners.