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Training and Development Assistant

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£23,314 to £25,776 per annum, pro rata (30 hours per week)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Job Details

School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 30 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: Fixed Term Contract until November 2024
Salary: Full-time starting salary is normally in the range of £23,314 to £25,776 per annum, pro rata (30 hours per week)
Apply by: 29/05/2024

Role Description

Our people are our most valuable resource, and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

The School of Water, Energy & Environment (SWEE) and Energy Theme welcomes applications from experienced administrators for the role of Training & Development Assistant, supporting the C-DICE Training Hub Development Manager.

About the Role

You will be working directly with the Training Hub Development Manager who is leading the Cranfield-based Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE). Your role will be to provide organisational and administrative support for the C-DICE training and development programme. This will involve working with professionals from both academia and industry. You will have responsibility for the organising and administration of online and face-to-face training sessions and events, conference and events bookings and efficiently communicating with enquirers, delegates, and training suppliers. The Training and Development Assistant will be based at Cranfield but work closely with colleagues at both Loughborough and Birmingham. They will be instrumental in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of a diverse range of courses and learning experiences for research professionals from both academia and industry.

About You

You will have a good level of education overall with a minimum Grade C GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. You may also have a professional qualification relating to training or management, e.g. CIPD (Assoc), or administration e.g. ICDL. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 and ideally familiar with platforms such as Zoom and Teams. The successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key client-facing role.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate 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.

Our Values and Commitments

Our 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 committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

Flexible Working

We will actively explore flexible working options for this role. You can find more information on flexible working options here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karen Parks, Training Hub Development Manager, on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4830.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 29 May 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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