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Lecturer and Course Lead - Data Analyst

Cranfield / Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Full time salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

School/Department: MKU
Based at: Cranfield and Milton Keynes
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered, subject to a minimum 40% in the office in Milton Keynes. Part time working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum
Apply by: 02/06/202

Role Description

We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join our MK:U education team, leading on the innovative delivery of professional skills at undergraduate level across all our courses, in line with MK:U education strategy.

About the opportunity

In this role you will help us shape the future of education in this field. As Course Lead you will take overall responsibility for the content and quality of our new Data Analyst Apprenticeship course, and you will work with your learners and Course Reps as well as with our Industry Advisory Board to ensure you deliver the best possible student experience.

In addition, you will undertake duties as an academic member of the MK:U Education team with a specialism in a field related to Data or Digital (for example, analytics, visualisation, maths and programming, Big Data). This element of the role includes designing, developing and delivering modules on Data Analyst and other MK:U courses as well as setting and marking assessments.

About you

We are open to ideas and think creatively about our resourcing needs. We are seeking people to join the team who are as a passionate as we are about the educational needs of our current and future workforce. You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues’ skills and knowledge. You will be interested in how education works to the benefit of the student and how the in-education learnings actively contribute to their in-work experiences.

You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Digital and Data technologies. Alternatively, you may have postgraduate education experience with evidence of innovation in your educational approach. You will have an advanced degree in your subject area (Masters or above). You may hold or be working towards a qualification in education (e.g. a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice, FHEA) or be interested in doing so.

To be successful in this role you will be well organised and willing to work to tight, flexible, deadlines. Importantly, you will be able to collaborate with and influence a network of stakeholders and build relationships quickly, and you will be eager to play a full role in the fast-moving and exciting MK:U project.

*Please note that due to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check

About Cranfield University

As a specialist university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

About MK:U

MK:U is an exciting new addition to the Cranfield University educational family; a new model higher education provider for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills needs. MK:U’s education is designed with and for business to fill growing skills gaps in the digital economy. Find out more about working with us here: Working at MK:U (

MK:U’s education focuses on real-world application of problems using problem-based learning. Find out more here

Our Values and Commitments

Cranfield’s shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

We currently have hybrid working arrangements and there is an expectation that our staff will spend a minimum of 40% of their time (and more where needed) working from the office in central Milton Keynes.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Nikki Williams, Head of Data and Digital Education for MK:U by email in the first instance to:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4828.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 June 2024


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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