Head of School: Further Education

University for the Creative Arts - School of Further Education

UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide league tables. Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian, UCA is also top 10 in three of its subject listings: Fashion & Textiles (6th), Film Production & Photography (7th) and Architecture (9th). For more than 150 years the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester has been leading the way for art and design education.

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has an exceptionally strong Further Education provision at all four campuses comprising a student population of over a 1,000 students. We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to realise the enormous potential of these courses. The current portfolio includes the UALab Foundation Diploma in Art and Design as well as a growing number of Extended Diplomas and access courses. It is our ambition to extend this still further into cognate disciplinary areas that support the strong progression pathways into our undergraduate provision.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with significant experience of the management and delivery of relevant FE provision as well as an extensive knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the appropriate regulatory bodies including OFSTED; the operation of awarding boards and the statutory safeguarding and anti-radicalisation agendas. The successful individual will be committed to developing our provision to build on both its high quality and emerging opportunities for growth and progression into UCA’s HE provision. 

The provision is delivered across all four of the UCA campuses and so some travel will be required between locations.

To have a conversation about this role with Mark Little, the Executive Dean of Faculty, contact Laura Isaacs on 01634 888797 or LIsaacs@uca.ac.uk to schedule a call

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website https://jobs.ucreative.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st August 2017.

Interviews will be held on the 12th September 2017.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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