Head of Partnership Programmes

University of Northampton

The Faculty of Business and Law invites applications for the above post to provide outstanding leadership of our portfolio of programmes delivered with academic partners in the UK and internationally. The Head of Partnership Programmes is a key member of our Faculty leadership team, working across our 8 subject groups to enhance the development and delivery of our portfolio.  The post holder can expect to work closely with the Dean, Deputy Dean and other members of the Faculty leadership team as well as the Academic Partnerships Office to deliver exceptional performance across our KPI set, and to engage and inspire colleagues, partners and students in achieving shared goals.

Our subject groups are;

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Systems & Operations
  • Economics, International Relations & Development
  • Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • International Strategy & Business
  • Law
  • Events, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship

All of our subject groups contribute to the delivery of programmes offered through our academic partners.  Our portfolio covers all levels (UG, PGT and PGR) and involves academic partners in a diverse number of locations.  A key focus for the post holder will be the enhancement of internal processes to drive continued improvement in student experience and achievement, delivery efficiency, and support and development for both Faculty and partner staff.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of successful academic leadership, and will possess a subject specialism that directly aligns with a core Faculty discipline along with an ability to teach and supervise across that domain at all levels.  A robust understanding of UK Higher Education is essential, as is specialist knowledge of managing academic partnerships in the context of the QAA Quality Code. The ability to establish and maintain positive external networks is critical. This post will involve frequent travel in the UK and internationally.

Informal enquiries may be made to;

Dr. Mairi Watson, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law

Dr. Mark Cusiter, Deputy Dean Faculty of Business and Law

Interview Date: Friday 8 December 2017

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

To apply online please visit https://jobs.northampton.ac.uk

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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