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Estates Procurement Business Partner


Job Description

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional 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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the newly transformed Commercial & Procurement team here at the University of Derby.

Working as a trusted Procurement Business Partner to our Estates team you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a category strategy and work plans to achieve value for money in the pursuit of the University's strategic goals.

We can offer you a friendly and supportive working environment, hybrid-working and a competitive salary at a University that is leading the way for diversity. We appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements, pension provisions and family-friendly policies.

On appointment the job title for this position will be Procurement Business Partner - Estates 

This role is a full-time position of 37 hours a week, however we would welcome applications from candidates who wish to be considered for a job share. The role is required on a full -time basis therefore a job share could only be offered should a suitable arrangement be available with the days and/or hours of work to be agreed on appointment. Please advise at interview stage your preference of days and/or hours you would be available to work.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit for more information.

To be eligible for sponsorship you must evidence that you hold all essential qualifications listed on the job description. Please note, equivalent experience will not be accepted as evidence of the essential qualifications.

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.

To apply please visit our website:  We cannot accept applications via CV's or email, however, when you apply via our website you will be given the chance to upload a CV if you wish.

  • Head of Fundraising

    About the role

    The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 through the wonderful generosity of 58 patrons, to this day we remain based in our original, magnificent, Georgian home in central London. Thanks to the support of those early philanthropists, the Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world.

    The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including 1.3m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together.

    With a new 5-year strategy in place, the Ri is looking for an experienced and passionate fundraiser to lead a team to deliver growth across all areas of fundraising to scale our charitable impact and reach new audiences. This is a critical role in developing and executing our fundraising strategy, and driving the charity’s financial sustainability.

    Leading and working alongside a team of four fundraisers; you will identify and deliver funding sources; including but not limited to major donors, patrons, individual giving, grants, and corporate partnerships. You will deliver exceptional supporter relationship management and by using your entrepreneurial style will realise new funding opportunities.

    About you

    Are you hungry for growth and success and have a sales orientated approach to securing new funding?

    Do you have:

    Significant demonstrable experience of fundraising growth and success?

    Experience of creating a fundraising strategy and action plan across all main funding sources?

    Experience of Ultra/High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) and Major Donor relationship management?

    Exceptional communication and people skills with experience of networking, building relationshipsand influencing senior stakeholders ?

    Experience of people management, financial management and business planning?


    Please review the full job description and person specification (download below), and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 800 words explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person spec) to [email protected] by 9.00am on Thursday 4 January 2023.

    We plan to hold interviews 11 January 2024 but may interview as applications come in.

    Equal opportunities

    We ask applicants to complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with their application. The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in this form will be treated in strict confidence and not form part of the selection process. You may choose not to disclose some or all of the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.

  • FE Engineering Teacher

    This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual must hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place. 


    Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd conducts and the protection of certain assets a person must be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.


    About the role 


    We are looking to recruit engineering teachers (Instructor Mentor) to join the apprenticeship team at Buxton & Leek College part of the University of Derby. We welcome applications from candidates with engineering industry experience looking to start a career in teaching. You will be expected to teach on the EAL Level 3 courses, there are several different pathways which we offer as part of the Engineering Technicians Apprenticeship at Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby. 


    We are looking for the following:  

    • General engineering pathway
    • Electrical/Electronic pathway

    The role of an Instructor/Mentor is to teach the Rolls Royce apprentices the practical skills needed, visit them onsite at the Ihub based in Derby and complete workplace reviews. You must also mentor apprentices to succeed and review their performance with them. 


    The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one. We can offer support to those looking to start their careers in teaching, together with a Mechanical Engineering vocational qualification at Level 3 and Level 4 or higher. You should have demonstrable experience of the Engineering industry. If you have an assessor and/or verifier award this would also be considered. 

    For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Carl Davies, Interim Engineering Curriculum Leader on [email protected] or Jason Pimborough, Nuclear Skills Academy Centre Manager on [email protected]

    For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected].

    About Nuclear Skills Academy 

    The University of Derby in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd operates the award-winning Nuclear Skills Academy, delivering exclusive apprenticeship programmes to nurture a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers. 


    Renowned for our expertise in engineering in further and higher education at the University of Derby, we are setting new standards in the UK for our collaboration with industry and leading the way in global research in future fuels and sustainability. 


    You can be part of shaping talent for the future of industry in the UK, by developing the skills and capabilities of our apprentices at the start of their career. 


    Why Join the Team 

    The apprenticeship team at the Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby which works with SME and global companies to provide apprenticeships. The Nuclear Skills Academy offer an innovative environment with bespoke modern workshops. The role is well supported by University of Derby advanced technicians and hugely welcoming team with others with a similar experience and background in engineering. 


    As well as competitive salaries, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and are therefore able to offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements and fantastic retirement provisions. (downloadable document for full details) 


    As an education institution, we have numerous training and development opportunities available to all staff to support their continuing professional development. We hold regular in-house training sessions to help our staff develop skills in role. 


    You can also study whilst you work and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience, and wider skills you need for your future career through our Staff Apprenticeship Scheme. We also offer discounted tuition fees for our degree and postgraduate programmes of study for employee and family. 

    Additional Information   

    This role is a full-time position of 37 hours a week, however we would welcome applications from candidates who wish to be considered for a job share. The role is required on a full -time basis therefore a job share could only be offered should a suitable arrangement be available with the days and/or hours of work to be agreed on appointment. Please indicate at interview stage your preference of days and/or hours you would be available to work. 


    Upon appointment this role will be known as Engineering Apprenticeship Instructor/Mentor 

    Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

    To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage. 

    Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Please consult the Home office website for further information.

    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.

    To apply please visit our website: We cannot accept applications via CV's or email, however, when you apply via our website you will be given the chance to upload a CV if you wish.


  • Executive Administrator

    Job Title:                  Trainee Project Coordinator  

    Department:             Community Learn

    Reports to:               Head of Community Learn

    Location:                  Earls Barton / Sheffield

    Job Purpose:


    The Trainee Project Coordinator is an integral part of the union and reports directly to the Head of Community Learn. The Trainee Project Coordinator will work as part of a team engaging Community members and expanding the union’s presence in the community. The role will involve shaping and supporting the coordination of regional campaigns in line with national initiatives, seek to recruit and organise members within new organisations including community groups, charity organisations, religious groups, and branches. The Trainee Project Coordinator will also oversee administration and delivery of learning services in supporting Community Learn in advancing the learning aims of the union.


    Responsibilities will include:

    • Support the coordination and delivery of campaigns, events & projects in alignment with departmental, regional & national initiatives.
    • Ensure the integration of equal opportunities is imbedded across all aspects of project, campaign and L&D planning.
    • Work alongside branches and employers to establish joint working committees to recruit and organise members.
    • Recruit & maintain a network of Learning Reps and other Community reps and support through coaching and engagement. 
    • Manage focus groups for ULRs & Community groups working with the team.
    • Oversee systems and procedures to ensure accurate engagement data is compiled for bespoke reports and learner records.
    • Work with regional offices and staff to identify and facilitate high quality bespoke training for our members.
    • Attending meetings, taking notes, and progressing actions as required.
    • Administration and maintenance of member records & achievements on internal management information systems and management of department’s event planner.
    • Support and engage with branches and regions to communicate & promote training opportunities and ‘In Your Community’ work.
    • Maintain good internal and external relationship management and engagement to establish good working inter-department relationships and build upon partnerships with external affiliates.
    • Represent Head of Community Learn at various external events and meetings.
    • Administration and other tasks as directed by the Head of Community Learn.



    • Ability to strategically plan ahead, and apply time-management to diarise, schedule and prioritise work plans, activities, projects and meetings.
    • Strong concise & succinct communication skills with ability to engage with members & affiliates.
    • Good attention to upkeep of records & outcome, with good analytical skills.
    • The ability to work well within a team and drive to work independently.
    • Act upon own initiative with ability to effectively oversee workload and work flexibly to meet organisational needs.
    • Proven ability to be innovative, adaptable, and creative with attention to detail.
    • Excellent administrative coordination, usage of appropriate IT programs, applications & devices to ensure professional efficiency in planning, documenting, compiling and the recording of information.
    • Work in compliance with GDPR regulations and union’s data policies.


    Personal Qualities & Understanding

    •      Awareness of the Government agenda on lifelong learning, local and regional policies.

    •      Understanding of (or awareness of) good trade union principles, beliefs and ethos.

    •      Strong awareness & commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity.

    •      A commitment to Community Vision & Mission Charter.