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Head of Quality and Progression

Study Group - Senior Management

Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Salary: £45,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2020
Closes: 6th April 2020
Job Ref: YNSJpvEoIh


We are seeking a Head of Academic Quality and Progression to join the Senior Management Team at Durham University International Study Centre and work to deliver excellent student outcomes, quality assurance and enhancement in the curriculum.

At Study Group, our students travel from 142 different countries to study on our Higher Education preparatory courses. The students are miles from their family and will be faced with a new culture, lifestyle, and learning environment. We strive to create a better world through education and value passionate Tutors that share the same passion.


You will be responsible for the Academic Enhancement Team, and for overseeing the overall quality of the delivery and effectiveness of the programmes. Reporting to the Centre Director, you will work closely with senior colleagues within the Centre, and in the Study Group network, towards the delivery of contractually required progression rates.

  • Articulate and implement a clear vision to drive forward continuous improvement and enable the Centre to achieve aspirational targets for student progression and wider student outcomes
  • Provide effective and efficient academic management and co-ordination of staff resources across the Academic Enhancement Team
  • Analyse data and feedback from a wide variety of sources to monitor progress towards progression targets, planning and implementing remedial actions where necessary

You will have leadership of, accountability for and direct line management responsibility for the Academic Enhancement team leads, and work in close collaboration with the Deputy Director Academic and Curriculum, the Head of English and Heads of Subject.


You will demonstrate recent, successful line management experience in an academic/educational context, in a relevant subject discipline, and have a proven ability to engage with an HEI in collaborative developments. And ideally, you will have a background in teaching in Business or Social Sciences and / or Engineering and Science and experience in ensuring academic standards.

  • Experience of providing leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary education environment,
  • Experience of providing feedback to another person about their performance, which achieved a positive improvement
  • Experience of HR duties, such as delivering training and taking part in the recruitment process
  • Experience of planning and delivering change or continuous improvement, which achieved a positive impact on student outcomes
  • Experience of working with international students and an understanding of welfare, well-being and cultural issues which may arise
  • A Bachelor’s degree (required) and a sound understanding of UK Higher Education and experience of managing support activity and staff in an international and/or UK further and/or Higher Education context


  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • Enhanced pension scheme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, Wellbeing centre, and much more.


Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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