Head of Talent and Skills Visa Sponsorship Uk

March 15, 2023
£43.4 - £61.8 / year

Job Description


Each and every student at our university is a part of the Team Teesside community, which is inspirational, encouraging, and compassionate.

What we provide:

  • A 259-hour (35-day) holiday entitlement including bank holidays – Extra leave over the Christmas and New Year holiday season – Extraordinary leave to help a variety of circumstances
  • Hybrid workplace configurations 60% 40% on campus Working from home – Many resources for staff to promote their personal growth and recognition – A variety of family-friendly benefits
  • A platform for employee perks that offers savings at more than 350 retailers and access to services for health and wellbeing

At the center of the Tees Valley, Teesside University fosters aspiration, ambition, and creativity. We carry out our mission: to alter lives and economies—from energizing the economy via skill development, job creation, and international investment to providing social impact, fostering civic pride, and cultivating the next generation of socially conscious leaders.

With the newly formed Skills and Talent division, an exciting opportunity has emerged for a Head of Skills and Talent to support the creation and delivery of CPD.

The role holder will be responsible for identifying the skills needs of various industry sectors (based on market research and stakeholder engagement), coordinating with colleagues across the university to develop, deliver, and market new continuing professional development programs (CPD), including online content to be developed by TU Onl, and working with the Deputy Director (Knowledge Exchange and Commercialization) and the Director of Professional Apprenticeships.

The post holder will have business/commercial expertise, will be able to provide training for the industry, will have great organizational and planning skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, business awareness, and financial acumen. They manage the flow of planned activities, promote new goods, guarantee that CPD programs are delivered to the highest standards, and manage the University’s revenue.

The University’s campus masterplan has invested in a £22m National Horizon Centre and £16.5m Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (due to open April 2023), £36m in a new BIOS building housing its science laboratories and Integrated Healthcare Academy in September 2023 and a Digital Life centre is due to open in September 2024 to support the innovation and skills needs of the region. Via its support for decarbonization, biosciences, social policy, health, and digital, the University is a significant participant in the region’s regeneration and has a close partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The university has a proven track record for diversity, equality, and having welcoming cultures. It is a signatory to the Race at Work Charter, a recipient of the HR Excellence in Research Award, a recipient of the Investors in People Gold Status, a recipient of the Disability Confident, Leader status, a recipient of the Athena Swan Bronze Award, and a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.

Anybody interested in having a casual conversation should contact Andrew Sugden, Deputy Director of Knowledge Sharing and Commercialization, at a.sugden@tees.ac.uk.

This position is open for full-time employment or job sharing. (You must indicate on your application if you desire to apply on a job-share basis.

Please be aware that this position may qualify for university sponsorship via the Skilled Worker visa route due to the minimal salary requirements imposed by the UKVI.