Head of Educational Development

Lancaster University

Lancaster University is one of the UK’s top universities, ranked well in the top 10 across all major tables, and is currently University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University is also one of the very few research intensives to receive Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework exercise at the same time as improving its standing across the board in terms of research power and profile.

This is an exciting opportunity and you will play a key role in further progressing the enhancement of teaching and educational excellence across the University, including our international partnerships and campuses. 

As Head of Educational Development, you will work closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), and the Director of HR and OD (who will also be your line manager), and others, to drive forward the implementation of relevant aspects of the existing People Strategy and the newly developed Education Strategy at Lancaster and with our internal partnerships and campuses. In recognition of our international strategic insight, we were runners up in the CIPD People Management Awards 2017 for the best international HR initiative. You will be based within the HR and Organisational Development function which consists of over 50 colleagues who provide a broad range of HR, OD, Heath & Safety, learning and development and Educational Development services to the University. These services are provided to circa 3400 employees, with some based overseas. 

As well as leading an Educational Development Team and overseeing the delivery of quality Educational Development Programmes and interventions, you will also have the remit to identify and cultivate educational development synergies across the institution and facilitate the building of capacity in Educational Development across the whole University, including international partnerships.

To be successful in this role, you will be a Senior Fellow of the HEA and will hold a good honours degree and preferably hold a PhD, professional doctorate or equivalent. You will have significant and demonstrable experience of education and staff development at a senior level, preferably in a Higher Education context and will have strong leadership, management and organisational skills. You will have an emerging or established profile within the educational/staff development community with clear academic credibility, and will have an understanding of the technology enhanced learning environment in higher education, both domestically and internationally.

Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development via Anthony Chamberlain a.chamberlain@lancaster.ac.uk 

The Head of Educational Development will be appointed through an interactive assessment centre and selection process. It is intended this process will take place on Friday 2nd February 2018.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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