Skills Manager – CSconnected Strength in Places Fund
Cardiff School of Physics & Astronomy
CSconnected is seeking a well-networked and engaging professional with experience of coordinating learning, development and skills activities to underpin expansion of the compound semiconductor cluster in South Wales. The successful individual will be knowledgeable about regional skills needs and opportunities in this sector, experienced in brokering collaborations between industry and training providers, and a highly effective communicator.
The South Wales region is home to a growing semiconductor community of research and innovation organisations, supporting a rapidly expanding industry sector. This exciting sector expects to provide thousands of new job opportunities over the next few years to develop and supply a wide range of new and emerging global technologies. The CSconnected Skills Manager will play a critical role in ensuring that talent and skills needs are addressed to meet anticipated growth in opportunities at all levels.
The CSconnected Strength in Places Fund project is a £43million, 55-month project which aims to strengthen the position of the compound semiconductor community in South Wales to compete in rapidly evolving global markets. It is part-funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund (£25million) with the balance of investments provided by consortium partners, including Cardiff and Swansea Universities, the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, seven industry and two government partners.
The CSconnected SIPF project consists of a core of four collaborative industrial innovation projects focussed on different CS technology areas, each led by an industry partner. Further funds will strengthen development of the cluster through coordinated communications, branding, business development and international activities promoting the region’s collective RD&I and manufacturing strengths, alongside upgrading of existing accommodation to create distributed CSconnected ‘front-of-house’ venues to showcase collective regional capabilities. Funding will also support skills initiatives (CPD, outreach and engagement) with a focus on strengthening cooperation around anticipated workforce demand and delivering longer-term and larger-scale skills interventions.
The SIPF project is part of a wider portfolio of activities and investments in compound semiconductors across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in a well-resourced team, working between industry, government and providers to define and develop long-term skills interventions that provide a lasting legacy in this region.
Salary: £43,434 – £50,296 per annum (Grade 7). The appointment will be made dependent on relevant qualifications and experience.
This is a full time fixed-term role, starting in December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31 January 2023.
As below, applications from candidates seeking a job-share, secondment or less than full-time hours are strongly encouraged.
Informal enquiries about the post can be made by email to Chris Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rebecca Blackwell (BlackwellRM@cardiff.ac.uk).
Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Rebecca Blackwell (Blackwellrm@cardiff.ac.uk)
For further details on the role and to apply, please refer to the full Job Description published on Cardiff University ‘Vacancies’ webpages: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs
Date advert posted: Thursday, 11 November 2021
Closing date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Job DescriptionDuties and Responsibilities
Person SpecificationEssential Criteria
Additional InformationJob Purpose
Salary Range Min.43,434
Salary Range Max.50,296
Job CategoryManagement & Executive