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Business Enterprise Development Coach (2 posts)

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
(pro-rata for 0.8 FTE post)
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Part Time (Full Time and Part Time (0.8FTE))
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210286
Release Date:  Wednesday 21 July 2021

Aston Business School is a global leader in bridging the world of intellectual discovery and the practical needs of enterprises and the professions. Our goal is to enhance enterprise and enterprises. We develop individuals to perform better within enterprises and the professions, and to create successful new ventures. We support business leaders in enhancing their organisation’s performance and growth. We advise policy-makers on ways to improve society and the economy. Our research creates new knowledge that furthers these aspirations. It is our particular aim to ensure that the opportunities we create are made available to all members of our society.

Due to the success of our recently launched suite of Business Enterprise Development programmes and as part of our commitment to develop the entrepreneurial skill base of local, national and international students, applications are invited for a new post as a Business Enterprise Development Coach. We are seeking candidates who are flexible, creative and committed to life-long learning.  You should be able to evidence your ability and desire to support ‘learning by doing’, team-based approaches to learning and working as part of a collaborative team of coaches.

You will have the ability to support a range of team coaching based learning activities and, through commitment to excellent teaching, scholarship and citizenship, you will add to our local, national, and international business and community engagement work. You will need a good first degree in a relevant subject area or be able to demonstrate excellence in coaching, as well as holding, or being committed to obtaining, Senior Fellowship of the HEA.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant experience of, and commitment to, working with learner-centered, enquiry-based and practice led pedagogic approaches.  You will have developed innovative learning materials and programmes and provided comprehensive pastoral support to students. 

Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr Elinor Vettraino, Programme Director/Head Coach: Business Enterprise Development by telephoning 07731 489797 or via email:

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed. 

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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