Contract: Fixed Term - 18 months
Salary: £18,068 per annum
Employer: The University of Edinburgh
Closing Date: Monday 22 August
Based in the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme Office, you will work with admin staff across the office to support the team members with various tasks, increasing communication, confidence and interpersonal skills with email, telephone and face-to face interactions. You will undertake SVQ Level 2/3 in Business and Administration.
To maintain our reputation as one of the world’s leading universities, the University of Edinburgh recruits the best people to a variety of support, professional and academic roles each year. We offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits.
The UK and Scottish Governments announced the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal on 20 July 2017. Innovation is to play a significant role in the Deal, attracting £350m of Government funding, with a Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme at its heart. The DDI Programme seeks to make the region the “Data Capital of Europe”, applying data science to products and services across the private, public and third sector employing thousands of data literate professionals. The University of Edinburgh will lead this major initiative in collaboration with partners from across the City Region.
The DDI Programme Office supports the work of the DDI Programme which consists of six hubs (Bayes Centre, Edinburgh International Data Facility, Usher Institute, Edinburgh Futures Institute, National Robotarium and Easter Bush). The DDI Programme Office comprises a team of about 15 people who are in regular contact with staff based in the six hub locations. The DDI Programme Office is located at South College Street, Edinburgh. A typical day starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm but we are open to requests for flexible working.
What might a day in this role look like?
The tasks you would get involved with include the following:
What will I learn?
A line manager will be allocated throughout the placement, with other team members providing instruction and guidance during the apprenticeship.
What qualifications/qualities are required?
Please note that as this post is a Modern Apprenticeship we will not be able to progress applications from those candidates with prior experience of office administration or in possession of a higher qualification in a relevant subject.