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Edinburgh Napier University Return to Tech Programme 2023

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Location: UK: Edinburgh (Craiglockhart Campus) and hybrid

Programme: 6-month cross-company returnship (Part of the Return to Tech Scotland Programme)

Start Date: 30 January 2023

Apply by: 13 November 2022 (extended)

Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to be partnering with Women Returners supporting experienced professionals keen to return to the workplace through this structured Programme. They pride themselves on being the Home of Difference Makers and believe this Programme will enable them to develop and recruit people who will positively influence the student and staff experience at Napier University.

How they will support you

  • The programme offers a professionally paid placement of 6 months starting in January 2023
  • Positions are for a Service Analyst, Senior Developer and DBA Developer within the Information Services teams, located in Craiglockhart with hybrid options available
  • You will have the opportunity to understand the Higher Education sector, as well as being part of a significant Transformation of the technology estate which will revolutionise the student and staff experience
  • In addition to the Career Returners Coaching Programme support you will receive from Women Returners, Napier University will partner you with a professional mentor and buddy to support your return to work, professional development and help you to develop your internal professional network
  • Flexible working options are available for these roles

What do you need to be eligible for the programme

You will need to be an experienced professional who has been on a career break for at least 18 months (as at January 2023). Edinburgh Napier University requires you to have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for the programme.

They’re looking for people with skills and experience of

Service Analysis seeking ways to improve the experience they provide customers

Database Administration with a passion for all things data, from design, retrieval, manipulation and tuning

Front end development, programming the life into the customer experience

They are looking for people who are organised, great communicators and thrive in a collaborative working environment whether that be with your team or external organisations. Join them if you are passionate about Technology and how it could transform the experiences they deliver to students, staff and the wider communities they support. They’re keen to be part of your success story and will provide you with opportunities to continuously learn.

What’s special about them

Edinburgh Napier University is a place buzzing with independent and welcoming people who continually work to recognise everyone’s potential. They are proud to be known as the number one Modern University in Scotland and the top ten in the UK, because they truly believe that they can make a difference, by nurturing and encouraging everyone, whether they’re a student, staff, or alumni to reach beyond what you know and helping you get to where you want to be. That’s why they’re known as ‘Home of the Difference Makers’.

The University has been leading by example through its recent movement into the top 500 institutions in the world, accompanied by providing the top student experience in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Napier’s ambition, coupled with their nurturing and supporting culture has undoubtably contributed to its success and that of their students, staff, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

These roles are within the Information Services (Technology) department, which enables all aspects of the university operations through the provision of Infrastructure, Applications and Library services. This is an exciting time to join the team as they start delivering against a Digital Strategy that will revolutionise the customer experience and the way they deliver services.     

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter to their Talent & Resourcing team at recruitment@napier.ac.uk with ‘Women Returner Application‘ in the subject field.

If you have any questions please email Holly Williamson 

If you have any questions on the overall programme, please contact saira@womenreturners.com

The Women Returners Programme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland.