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Academic Quality and Standards Officer

University of Bath - Academic Registry

Location: Bath
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: CF8645
 

This post is an exciting opportunity to support the University’s academic standards and quality assurance activities. The post-holder will play a critical and active part in strengthening and developing policies, procedures, and in ensuring wider understanding of assurance responsibilities across the University. 

About the role

The role is responsible the co-ordination and delivery of core QA functions including;

  • supporting academic, administrative and professional service colleagues around the university by providing expert guidance on both internal and external requirements for quality assurance and academic standards; 
  • providing a high level of secretariat support for university committees relating to the area (currently Education, Quality and Standards Committee);
  • co-ordinating core functions such as the External Examining and producing routine or specific reports to help the university meet Office for Students and other requirements. 

Finally you will need excellent organisational, planning and presentational skills to co-ordinate and deliver core QA functions, including providing support for university education committees. 

As well as these core functions the postholder be responsible for the development and communication of operational education policy in order to respond to the strategic needs of the University. This will involve: 

  • Leading development of education policy, with appropriate support from colleagues within Academic Registry and inputs from across the University. 
  • Proactively liaising with academic and professional services departments to communicate and implement change effectively. 
  • Identifying and making recommendations for policy or process developments by conducting analyses of current policy or practice across the sector. 

Initially the areas of policy development are likely to be partnership working (including TNE and doctoral provision) digital assessment and academic integrity, and quality assurance reporting and monitoring. 

About you

As the Academic Quality and Standards Officer your experience and expertise of Higher Education Quality Assurance and your passion for collaboration and continuous improvement will enable you to make recommendations for change and to see these changes through to implementation and cyclical monitoring.

You will be providing an excellent level of support to a range of colleagues and will use your experience and expertise in oral and written communication to provide advice, guidance and training in an accessible way. 

Finally you will need excellent organisational, planning and presentational skills together to co-ordinate and deliver core QA functions, including providing support for university education committees. 

More information

For informal enquiries please contact Kate Norris, Assistant Registrar, via kn309@bath.ac.uk

The normal working place is the University of Bath and at present the role will be done remotely.

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