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Deputy Head of Department

QA Higher Education

Location: Birmingham, Manchester
Salary: Competitive financial package plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th August 2019
Closes: 30th October 2019
Job Ref: 63302

A little bit about the role:

Your prime role is to support the Associate Dean/HOD with academic leadership in the effective running of the Business and Management faculty and staff at the Campus.  The Deputy Head of Department will contribute to the successful running of the campus and will lead and manage the Business and Management faculty/department staff in conjunction with university partner needs and QA’s internal requirements. The Deputy Head of Department will provide leadership in academic affairs relating to the campus in promoting continuous improvement in student performance and retention, and quality enhancement within teaching and learning for all students. 

The role involves working closely with the Associate Dean / HOD in resolving academic related issues that may arise in conjunction with the partner and ensuring adherence to the regulations and procedures of the relevant partner university along with QAHE faculty and boards. As Deputy Head of a department, you will lead, manage and develop a department of staff to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities, supported by the Associate Dean, and by colleagues from within the department, faculty, and central services.

What you’ll get up to:

You will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, an outstanding student experience, with focus on retention and achievement and have the ability to set best practice.

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Experience of successful leadership and programme management
  • Experience of improving and developing learning and teaching practice
  • Experience of building close relationships and partnerships with key internal and external parties (university partners ideally)
  • Significant experience of effective people management including the management of diverse groups of professional staff
  • Significant experience of problem solving including student and staff scenarios
  • Experience of working as a member of a programme management team in a large and/or complex organisation
  • Experience of managing strategic planning issues in Higher Education, allied with initiative, judgement and decision-making skills
  • Experience of developing and sustaining a high quality student experience
  • Experience of improving and sustaining student outcomes
  • Experience of programme development and validation
  • Experience of successful cooperative and collaborative working with other disciplines
  • Experience of effectively engaging with national and regional agencies in order to support the development of the academic provision

What we’ll do for you:

Naturally you will have a comprehensive Induction Programme organised and you will be introduced to various internal teams and stakeholders. You will attend our well received Company Orientation Programme and of course complete our mandatory e-learning training.  Being a training and education provider, your continuous Learning and Development is of huge importance to us and as an individual contributor, we can agree a suitable pathway to achieve your goals and aspirations. Learning is not just a service we provide, it’s a way of life at QA, so everyone is eligible for 3 Training Days every year, to focus on subjects they are interested in.

Our perks:

25 days holiday rising to 28 plus bank holidays of course

4% pension contribution

Life Assurance of 4 x annual salary

Holiday buying – up to an additional 5 days

Cycle to work scheme

3 QA Training Days on a subject of your choice

2 Charity Days

Season rail ticket loan scheme

Corporate gym rates

   
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