ESF Graduate Assistant (fixed term to December 2020)

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Location:  Kedleston Road
Salary:  £16,643 to £18,132 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 May 2019
Contract Type:  Fixed Term until 31/12/2020
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0241-19
Responsible To:  D2N2 External Engagement Manager

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

The University of Derby has been awarded European Social Funding (ESF) for an ESF Higher Level Skills project: Grads for D2N2. This is an exciting collaboration between the Derby College, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham College, University of Derby and Vision West Nottinghamshire College, and NTU.

ESF Grads for D2N2 will offer a range of opportunities and initiatives to strengthen partnerships and co-operation between SMEs and education and skills providers to improve the labour market relevance within the D2N2 education and training system and strengthened vocational education.

We are now looking for an ESF Graduate Assistant; this is a fixed term role until December 2020 and is suitable for a recent University of Derby graduate. The role offers the successful candidate a challenging and exciting experience at the heart of the European Social Fund project. You will support the project by assisting with the handling and recruitment of internships, promoting the opportunities to students and graduates, in addition tocapturing the outcomes.

This post is fully funded by the European Social Fund.

Please note this post is only open to recent University of Derby (2016 and onwards) graduates or those completing their degree in Summer 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect. 

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. For further information, please visit the following link: .

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at

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