Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Due to the continued success and growth of our undergraduate and master’s degree apprenticeship programmes, we are seeking to appoint a number of Coach Assessors to join our Degree Apprenticeship Team. The role of the Coach Assessor is to support learners as they undertake their academic studies and in the workplace. This is predominantly through face-to-face and virtual meetings with students and sponsoring employers (tri-partite meetings) and facilitation of class-based learning sets, subject to programme requirements.

You will use your industry/sector specific and professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development within the University setting as well as in any employer setting, and at any level. Coach Assessors are expected to coach and assess apprentices (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace, commensurate with their own level of experience and qualifications.

Coach Assessors will work collaboratively with the academic teams in supporting learner development and completion of undergraduate/postgraduate apprenticeship standards. This includes, but is not limited to, agreeing initial learning contracts; setting realistic goals and monitoring learners’ development and providing formative feedback and assessment; liaising with employers, work-based mentors, professional services and academic colleagues to support both achievement of both academic and professional standards requirements; and providing timely feedback to learners, employers and relevant University departments/staff and the academic programme teams.

Newcastle Business School provides a unique approach to supporting learners through personal and professional coaching support and through learning sets to support University and work-based learning. Both provide opportunities for developing individual and group knowledge, skills, and awareness to improve job performance and career development. Coaches require excellent interpersonal skills including active listening, question and feedback skills.

Workplace visits will be paid at £400 per student for 4 visits

Learning sets will be paid at £1200 for groups of approximately 6 students.

For informal discussion about becoming a Coach Assessor, please contact Dr. Jan Myers on 0191 227 3281 or Dr. Brenda Stalker on 0191 227 3055.

Please email your CV and covering letter to

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