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Community Skills Projects Coordinator

Vacancy overview

Community Skills Project Coordinator

Within the range £30,627 to £32,487 per annum

37 hours per week for 52 weeks per year but requests for part-time hours or flexible working arrangements will be considered

This dynamic and varied new role will coordinate a programme of community initiatives at the Suffolk New College On the Coast Campuses, especially in Leiston, as part of the College’s commitment to providing a varied and inclusive skills programme for the communities we serve.   Horticulture and green skills are likely to be a key theme of the emerging projects, so aptitude or enthusiasm in these areas would be an advantage.

Suffolk New College is a growing Further Education College, with a large modern Campus near the Waterfront in Ipswich, a rural and agricultural campus, Suffolk Rural, just north of Ipswich at Otley, and smaller On-the-Coast provision at Leiston and Halesworth. This role is integral to the delivery of Suffolk New College’s ambitious programme of capital developments, curriculum enrichment projects and employer collaborations.

The wellbeing of the staff and student community is at the heart of the warm and welcoming College community, with a range of staff benefits and opportunities for training and personal development embedded in our recruitment offer.

Currently delivering several exciting externally funded major projects across the College, we are looking for someone with a passion for project management and delivery, an eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, as well as an engaging and articulate communication style.

Working within the Directorate of Business Development and Major Projects, you will also liaise closely with the Directorate of Transition, Foundation and Inclusive Learning, which runs the curriculum provision at the On the Coast sites.

This post is based at the Campus On-the-Coast Campus (predominantly in Leiston), however Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site and you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.

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Closing date:      Thursday 7th September 2023 at 12noon

Interview Date: Tuesday 19th September 2023

Completed applications can be sent to or posted to Human Resources, Suffolk New College, Ipswich, IP4 1LT.

Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by a member of the HR team via email. If you do not hear from us then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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Leiston, Suffolk
Closing date
07/09/2023 12:00
Interview date
Tuesday 19th September

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.