Be part of the team.
At The Dyson Institute, we put equal emphasis on academia, the workplace, wellbeing and professional development. We believe this approach will create the best engineering graduates and support us in our Mission to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry.
As a member of The Dyson Institute team, you’ll be able to build strong relationships with Undergraduates and colleagues. You will have a real and tangible impact on our students’ future and that of The Dyson Institute. This is a fast-paced, rewarding and innovative place to work. Among other benefits, as a member of our team, you’ll receive:
- 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
- Pension scheme
- Performance related bonus
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Sport centre access
- Free on-site parking
- Subsidised café and restaurants
- Discounts on Dyson machines
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a close-knit team in an exciting and emerging higher education provider, based at the UK Dyson Technology Campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Please note: We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. The Dyson Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.
Senior Apprenticeship Compliance Officer
Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, the Senior Apprenticeship Compliance Officer will be responsible for monitoring The Dyson Institute’s compliance with the ESFA’s apprenticeship funding rules and ensuring that The Dyson Institute is prepared for ESFA audits, as well as for Ofsted reviews of its apprenticeship provision.
About the role:
As well as providing advice and guidance tailored for our context, you will actively participate in The Dyson Institute’s provision, both supporting and in leading packages of work to address any gaps or to improve existing provision. Your responsibilities will include:
- Supporting the development of The Dyson Institute’s response to Ofsted requirements for the quality assurance of degree apprenticeships
- Monitoring The Dyson Institute’s approach to Ofsted expectations
- Maintaining up to date knowledge on apprenticeship compliance requirements and communicating changes to relevant stakeholders
- Monitoring The Dyson Institute’s compliance with the ESFA apprenticeship funding rules
- Mapping the evidence that The Dyson Institute is required to maintain as part of its ESFA evidence pack, including the identification of when the evidence is gathered and implementing an appropriate approach to its storage and maintenance
- Reviewing the evidence packs maintained by The Dyson Institute and ensuring their compliance
- Engaging in horizon scanning and making sure that key stakeholders are aware of policy developments in the field of technical education
- Highlighting risk in relation to The Dyson Institute’s compliance with apprenticeship requirements
- Working in partnership with the Apprenticeships Manager to ensure the compliant delivery of the apprenticeship programme
- Providing advice, guidance and support to Dyson Institute staff in relation to the delivery high-quality apprenticeship provision
- Developing and implementing internal apprenticeship compliance audits
- Assuring the integrity of FE statutory returns.
You’ll work in The Dyson Institute’s offices on the Dyson Technology Campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
- Up to date knowledge of Ofsted requirements, particularly in relation to their approach to Level 6 (degree) apprenticeships
- Up to date knowledge of ESFA apprenticeship funding rules
- Knowledge of the quality assurance requirements for degree apprenticeships
- Knowledge of the Individualised Learner Record (ILR)
- Demonstrable experience of assuring apprenticeship compliance
- Experience of internal audit processes
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent ability to collaborate
- Attention to detail
- Able to assimilate and understand complex information, and make it understandable to relevant stakeholders
- Comfortable with change and able to quickly adapt to new circumstances
- A proactive approach and a desire to work in a fast paced, people focused team environment.
- Experience of supporting an organisation through an Ofsted review
- Established networks with other apprenticeship providers, particularly those delivering degree apprenticeships
Engineering Programme Administrator
As the Engineering Programme Administrator, you will support in managing the planning and delivery of the Engineering Programme at The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, and provide specialist administration support to the Engineering team.
About the role
Reporting to the Senior Academic Administrator you will:
- Support with the Engineering Programme's academic planning, including module planning, timetabling and other resourcing requirements to ensure seamless execution
- Work with the Quality and Standards Team to ensure the Engineering Programme’s plans and activities align with The Dyson lnstitute's policies and regulatory/quality requirements
- Work with the Institute team to document and keep under review processes and procedures for the general management of the Engineering Programme, ensuring staff and students are aware of procedures
- Oversee the Engineering Programme's attendance monitoring activities
- Supporting in the maintaining records of the Engineering Programme, updating key documentation and records, such as the Student Information System, programme and module information and other records required for management information (ensuring all are aligned with Dyson Institute policies and regulations)
- Contribute to Engineering Programme submissions to the various quality assurance processes conducted by The Dyson Institute Quality and Standards Team or external bodies (e.g. Programme Review, QM evidencing, HESA etc.)
- Support with deadlines and procedures for the submission of student work and marks with lecturing staff, programme leaders and the Chair of Exams
- Support the wider engineering team with activities related to the organisation of the apprenticeship or the undergraduates’ work based role. E.g. Supporting the work placed manager to book and timetable training or apprenticeship reviews.
- Educated to A’ level equivalent or higher
- Experience in administration/co-ordination based roles
- Ability to receive, understand and convey information that needs careful explanation or interpretation e.g. procedures or regulations
- Excellent IT Skills including experience of databases
- Accurate in attention to detail
- Experience of planning, prioritising and organising your own work or resources and proactively working with others to achieve team objectives
- Educated to degree level
- Experience of administration in Higher Education
- Experience managing and editing student records through a student information system