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.
Apprenticeship Compliance Officer
Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, the 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
Senior Admissions Officer
As Senior Admissions Officer, you’ll support The Dyson Institute in selecting gifted and talented students with a passion for engineering from across the UK. We’re looking for a determined, self-starting individual to deliver exceptional applicant experience throughout our admissions processes.
About the role
You’ll administer the admissions process from start to finish, while delivering an exceptional applicant experience through professional, personal applicant management from their first interaction with us through to their first day. You’ll be based on the Dyson Technology campus in Malmesbury and will report into the Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager, working closely with the Recruitment and Admissions Team.
- Implementation of the admissions process from start to finish, ensuring we are transparent, fair, consistent, accessible, responsive and impressive at all stages.
- Assess applications against established pre-screen criteria, conduct telephone interviews and organise assessment days.
- Meet pre-determined service level agreements (SLAs) on response times at each stage of the admissions process.
- Offer an excellent candidate experience; be a key point of contact for applicants through the recruitment cycle – managing all escalated queries received to the inbox and over the phone, acting as a brand ambassador throughout your interactions, solving problems and providing information, guidance and support in a timely manner.
- Become an expert in our Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
- Ensure that appropriate applicant and student data is collected, reported and shared, for both the reporting requirements of the Office for Students and our internal requirements.
- Keep up to date with the requirements of the Office for Students and best practice in the higher education sector regarding Admissions.
- Work with relevant stakeholders to analyse applicant and student data.
- Develop and create reports to update the wider team on applicants and admissions
- Develop and maintain a good understanding of level 3 qualifications and equivalencies, for maintaining and updating academic entry requirements.
- Develop and maintain a good understanding of the skills and attributes required in applicants.
- Lead briefing sessions for stakeholders involved in the admissions process e.g. how to interview, unconscious bias awareness etc.
- Keep up to date with assessment methods and industry best practice to inform the admissions process.
- Coordinate and deliver an extensive conversion campaign; work with relevant stakeholders on conversion activity, including applicant days, virtual events etc.
- Build a relationship with offer holders, plan and implement their onboarding and arrival.
- Implement an applicant feedback process to inform and develop the admissions process.
- Conduct an annual review to ensure continuous improvement and development of the admissions process.
- Contribute to the review and updating of the Admissions Policy.
- Contribute to wider recruitment and admissions activities as required. This will involve travel and out of hours attendance.
- Experience in early careers recruitment, apprenticeship recruitment or an HE admissions environment.
- Experience administering assessment processes in a business or education institution.
- Knowledge of the UK secondary and higher education systems – possibly experienced as a graduate yourself.
- Strong attention to detail and demonstrable organisation skills.
- Proactive, motivated self-starter, with a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to find a solution.
- Resilient, comfortable with ambiguity and dynamic pace of work.
- Flexible team player but able to work under own initiative and manage own workload.
- Great communicator – excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Competent user of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Note: due to the demands of this role, significant holiday in August won’t be possible.
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