Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£23,122 - £25,234
09 Nov 2023
26 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time



Job Reference: NOV20230011
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £23,122 - £25,234 Per Annum
Closing Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2023



Full time 37 hours a week
Salary: £23,122 - £25,234 (subject to agreement) 
Location: Newcastle

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF). 

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’.  It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 6,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.  Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and suitably qualified individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to take on this role within the Work Based Learning Faculty.

Reporting directly to the Group Head of Employer Engagement & Training, you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive support service to staff throughout the Faculty.

Duties are varied and include monitoring budget expenditure and allocations, processing orders, invoices and payments, processing student application forms, working with data, checking exam entries as well as dealing with correspondence and as the main contact point for enquiries you will liaise with students, parents, staff and employers.

In addition to a good standard of general education, you should have a relevant business admin qualification along with previous experience of working in a varied and busy administrative and/or secretarial role.  You will have a confident manner with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, excellent MS Office Skills (Word, Excel and Access) and will be able to work efficiently to tight deadlines.  Hours of work are usually office hours Monday to Friday, but occasional attendance at open evenings and employer events will be required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To provide administrative support to the Group Head of Employer Engagement & Training. 
  2. To act as the initial point of contact for all enquiries from students, parents and/or employers. 
  3. To liaise with the Faculty/Centre Management Team regarding the initial  rooming/staff timetables for the year and to maintain an accurate and up to date record of any subsequent changes via Prosolution.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Has a good standard of education qualified to level 3 or equivalent and be willing to undertake any relevant professional development.
  • Has previous experience of working in a varied administrative and secretarial role with outstanding organisational skills.
  • Has a confident manner and able to communicate effectively at all levels showing professionalism to visitors and guests.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 24 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years (plus Bank Holiday and Christmas closure)
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (Salary sacrifice).
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities (supported with a dedicated budget).
  • Staff parking available
  • Health-related benefits including subsidised health scheme
  • On site restaurant facilities and FREE early morning coffee/tea and toast

How to apply

To apply for the role of Faculty Centre Administrator, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an email and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

Closing date for completed Applications:  26th November 2023.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college-based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.