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Head of Management and Economics

Study Group

Location: Egham
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021

Location: Egham, Royal Holloway International Study Centre


This is fantastic opportunity to join the Royal Holloway International Study Centre as a Head of Management and Economics. This is fast paced varied role you will lead a team of tutors, ensuring that all courses are delivered to agreed standards and follow the agreed curriculum and utilise agreed assessment modes.


Leadership, management, and personal development

  • Lead and motivate a team of Tutors to contribute to ensuring the best possible student outcomes and student experience at present.
  • Provide effective performance management of direct reports, including setting personal objectives and KPIs; regularly reviewing the performance of direct reports; conducting formal performance reviews according to company policy and procedures
  • Facilitate, encourage and support staff to participate in regular personal development activity, as well as providing regular informal feedback on their performance.
  • Participate actively in the Centre Management Team, taking a solution-focused approach to challenges, and as a manager being a key driver of enhancement activity within the Centre.
  • Plan and undertake regular personal development as agreed with the line manager.

Academic and Operational Management

  • Prioritise and organise independently, effectively & efficiently managing own time and workload.
  • Plan and oversee the design and delivery of all courses in the subject area, ensuring the best possible student outcomes and student experience.
  • In collaboration with other Heads of Subject, create the academic timetable and allocate teaching resources in the subject area according to scheduling guidelines, ensuring that teaching and learning activities are planned and resources allocated according to set deadlines; and are planned and delivered within agreed budgets and meet operational margins.
  • Oversee the production of documentation for subject area including course outlines, module handbooks, schemes of work and teaching material.

Academic Standards, Quality Assurance and Enhancement

  • Ensure that the design and delivery of all courses in subject area are conducted with reference to and according to Study Group’s and relevant external agencies’ quality frameworks, policies, procedures and codes of practice.
  • Plan, oversee and monitor the implementation of actions from the Centre Action Plan relevant to subject area.
  • Liaise with External Examiners for subject area, providing information to External Examiner as required.
  • Analyse, respond to, plan and implement actions as a result of External Examiner feedback and recommendations.
  • Ensure high levels of teaching and learning in subject areas, working with colleagues to monitor and observe teaching and learning activity, and supporting Tutors with continuous improvement of teaching and learning practices.
  • Analyse data and feedback from a wide variety of sources and monitor progress towards progression targets, working with the Progression Support Officer to plan and implement remedial actions where necessary.

Course approval, changes, and programme oversight

  • Prepare new courses in subject area for approval and existing courses for re-approval.
  • Drive enhancement by proposing course changes to the relevant Study Group or University committee or group.
  • Ensure that new courses are designed to meet existing programme academic requirements.

Partnership Management

  • Lead on developing and maintaining effective relationships with key academic contacts at the University for subject area, ensuring a full understanding of relevant University curriculum content, assessment modes, education strategy and quality policies and procedures.
  • Attend and represent the ISC subject area at meetings with the University, as agreed with the Centre Management, providing presentations, information, and data analysis.
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