Skills Project Lead - Manufacturing Skills Academy (464878)
 

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927

FTE: 1

Term: Open-ended

Closing Date: 07 August 2022

 

 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, new applications and demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and techniques at an earlier stage as well as encouraging supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development.


The energy transition is upon us and it is essential that the Scottish and UK manufacturing workforce has the correct skills to understand the implications of net zero and to take advantage of the jobs which will be created by new projects and initiatives.

 

The Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA) within NMIS therefore seeks to appoint an Energy Transition to Net Zero Carbon Skills Lead to work with industry, employers, training providers, education and Public Sector Agencies to ensure the manufacturing workforce has the necessary skills required for today and for jobs in the future.

 

 

Within the engineering and manufacturing industry that means making sure we have the developed workforce and technical skills to deliver on the Scottish & UK government’s clear commitments to decarbonise existing industry, build new hydrogen, nuclear and carbon capture facilities as well as the project management capability to work in a more collaborative, connected way and to challenge the status quo.

 

The appointed Skills Lead will also guide the MSA in delivering evidence base informed Energy Transition & Manufacturing skills projects as well as providing leadership across the global skills landscape, foresighting trends that can be used to inform the MSA strategy and business planning process.


You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and look to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform MSA teaching and pedagogy and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives that establish skills research links with industry, wider education and influence public policy.


Your outputs will address future skills transition needs and requirements essential in manufacturing in the transition to net zero – providing research into upskilling and reskilling to support the development of green skills in support of the ambitions within UK & Scottish Governments – for example Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP) and Just Transition and Digital Strategies.


You will work closely with MSA team members and stakeholders and will be responsible for overseeing, organising and reporting on skills project related activities.


This is a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging role within a major project.


*This post is advertised as one FTE however, part time working patterns can also be considered. This post is available from June 2022.

 

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Jim Hannigan, Head of Skills Capability - james.hannigan@strath.ac.uk


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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Staff Category
Administrative and Professional Services
Type of Employment
Open-ended
Working Hours
Full-time
 

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927

FTE: 1

Term: Open-ended

Closing Date: 07 August 2022

 

 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, new applications and demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and techniques at an earlier stage as well as encouraging supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development.


The energy transition is upon us and it is essential that the Scottish and UK manufacturing workforce has the correct skills to understand the implications of net zero and to take advantage of the jobs which will be created by new projects and initiatives.

 

The Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA) within NMIS therefore seeks to appoint an Energy Transition to Net Zero Carbon Skills Lead to work with industry, employers, training providers, education and Public Sector Agencies to ensure the manufacturing workforce has the necessary skills required for today and for jobs in the future.

 

 

Within the engineering and manufacturing industry that means making sure we have the developed workforce and technical skills to deliver on the Scottish & UK government’s clear commitments to decarbonise existing industry, build new hydrogen, nuclear and carbon capture facilities as well as the project management capability to work in a more collaborative, connected way and to challenge the status quo.

 

The appointed Skills Lead will also guide the MSA in delivering evidence base informed Energy Transition & Manufacturing skills projects as well as providing leadership across the global skills landscape, foresighting trends that can be used to inform the MSA strategy and business planning process.


You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and look to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform MSA teaching and pedagogy and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives that establish skills research links with industry, wider education and influence public policy.


Your outputs will address future skills transition needs and requirements essential in manufacturing in the transition to net zero – providing research into upskilling and reskilling to support the development of green skills in support of the ambitions within UK & Scottish Governments – for example Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP) and Just Transition and Digital Strategies.


You will work closely with MSA team members and stakeholders and will be responsible for overseeing, organising and reporting on skills project related activities.


This is a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging role within a major project.


*This post is advertised as one FTE however, part time working patterns can also be considered. This post is available from June 2022.

 

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Jim Hannigan, Head of Skills Capability - james.hannigan@strath.ac.uk


Click here for full details.