Assistant Director – Quality and Teaching Excellence (Deputy Academic Registrar)

Northumbria University - Academic Registry

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students and has a global presence through collaborative activity in China, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The University is seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced lead for the University’s Quality and Teaching Excellence professional support team.

You will lead initiatives to support and develop assurance, review and enhancement activity across the University that will positively impact the student experience, KPIs, Teaching Excellence and the achievement of University or national standards. You will contribute to the successful outcome of a range of external quality assurance and enhancement activities including Annual Provider Review, the Teaching Excellence Framework and Accreditation reviews.  

Passionate about supporting and promoting innovation and excellence in higher education, you will have experience in leading policy development, implementation and evaluation at a discipline and institutional level.  An excellent and up to date knowledge and understanding of the external quality landscape is essential, as is experience of Quality Assurance reviews.

A key aspect of the role will is the leadership and management a team of 26, including four academic staff.

For further information please contact: Maggie New, Academic Registrar. 0191 227 3119

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Please note only applications submitted through the Northumbria University vacancy site will be considered.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Closing Date: 01 October 2017.

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