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Subject Leader-Computing and IT

Study Group

Location: Kingston upon Thames
Salary: £38,533 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd August 2021
Closes: 2nd October 2021

Location: Kingston ISC

JOB OVERVIEW

We are looking for a Subject Leader- Computing and IT to plan and manage the delivery of a range of modules for the computing and IT area. To provide support and guidance to the team of Academic tutors delivering these modules and to line manage several Academic Tutors. To teach up to 16 hours a week within the computing and IT area and provide the necessary cover for staff absence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Line management and personal development

  • Provide effective performance management of direct reports, including setting personal objectives and KPIs; regularly reviewing the performance of direct reports, and conducting formal performance reviews according to company policy and procedures.
  • Support the Head of Subject in recruiting new academic staff for the computing and IT area as required and according to Study Group policies and procedures.

Academic and Operational Management

  • Design and oversee the delivery of teaching and assessment for an agreed set of modules in the computing and IT area ensuring Academic Tutors teaching the modules are fully informed of the curriculum content, teaching schedules, assessment modes and deadlines; and ensuring the best possible student outcomes and student experience.
  • Produce a set of agreed documentation for each course and module including course outlines, module handbooks, schemes of work and teaching material, with support and input from Academic Tutors. Review documentation regularly for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Work in partnership with the Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement to design and introduce new courses, modules and methods of delivery and assessment.

Academic Standards, Quality Assurance and Enhancement

  • Ensure that the design and delivery of all courses in the computing and IT area are conducted with reference to and according to Study Group’s, Kingston University and relevant external agencies’ quality frameworks, policies, procedures, and codes of practice.
  • Support Head of Subject in liaising with External Examiners for the computing and IT area, providing information to External Examiner as required.
  • Analyse data and feedback from a wide variety of sources and monitor progress towards progression targets, planning and implementing remedial actions where necessary.
  • Contribute to the production of the Annual Monitoring Report, Centre Action Plan, and other evaluative and reflective documents, for submission to the Study Group (Provider) and the University.
  • Participate in regular meetings as part of the Centre governance structure, including relevant exam boards, Learning, Teaching and Assessment group/management meetings.

Course validation, changes, and programme oversight

  • Prepare documentation for new modules for validation and for existing modules courses for re-validation.
  • Recommend course and module changes to the relevant Study Group or University committee or group and provide documentation to support the recommendation.

Partnership Liaison

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key academic contacts at the University for the subject area, ensuring a full understanding of relevant University curriculum content, assessment modes and quality policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in teaching international students in the UK higher or further education
  • Experience in planning and running complex education courses in computing and IT.
  • Experience of teaching in the computing and IT area.

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