Engineering Outreach and Engagement Lead

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

Kent & Medway Engineering, Design, Growth & Enterprise Hub

Engineering Outreach and Engagement Lead
Permanent, Full Time 1.0 FTE 

SAS0865 (R2)
With a proven track record for innovation and outstanding education, Canterbury Christ Church University is creating a bold new vision for engineering and technology. We are at the forefront of major plans to unlock regional growth and investment in the South East, creating a dynamic and distinctive engineering, science and technology offer for businesses and future generations of diverse students and graduates.

Kent and Medway Engineering, Design, Growth and Enterprise Hub (KM Edge) is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University, a strong widening participation University, education providers and leading local engineering and technology employers. KM Edge will offer unique partnership-based and industry-facing solutions to the regional development challenge. Together, we are creating a new engineering, science and technology hub for Kent and Medway, supporting high-value employment, skills growth and inward investment.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the skills, knowledge and motivation to help shape and deliver this new model of engineering excellence for future generations of diverse students, graduates and regional business.

An inspirational engineer and academic, the Engineering Outreach and Engagement Lead will lead the development and maintenance of strong relationships with key external stakeholders (including schools, colleges, engineering employers and professional bodies) to maximise inclusive and diverse student recruitment and interaction with employers.

The Lead will organise and deliver outreach activities associated with STEM programmes and liaise with the Director of Engineering Curriculum to determine the resources required to support these activities.

The post holder will also be required to lead the liaison with partner institutions, employers and professional bodies, The regional STEM Learning contract holder (CCCU) and the University’s Outreach and Marketing Teams.  It is critical that the Lead will promote the engineering curriculum which integrates the Engineering Habits of Mind (Royal Academy of Engineering) into the educational approach of Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (CDIO).

The successful candidate will have a track record of designing and delivering outreach activities and/or networking and engagement with industrial partners and professional bodies. You should have a good degree in a relevant discipline related to the post. A PhD in a related discipline is also desirable or extensive engineering practitioner experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a unique and highly strategic enterprise with business. Join our dynamic and motivated team to shape the engineering provision being developed at the University and to work with a wide range of partners to transform engineering education in the region.

Additional Information

Applications are welcomed from candidates who are seeking a fractional appointment or a job-share opportunity.

How to apply 

Closing date for applications:     30 October 2017
Interviews are to be held:         13 November 2017

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If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number SAS0865 (R2). Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.