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Head of Centre

Study Group - Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre

Location: Liverpool
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd October 2021
Closes: 21st December 2021

JOB OVERVIEW

The key purpose of the Head of Centre is to provide academic and operational leadership to the team responsible for designing and delivering the International Study Centre’s (ISC) portfolio of programmes; and to lead the relationship with the partner university in respect of operational and academic management matters. You will provide clear strategic direction for the ISC in line with organisational objectives in conjunction with the ISC and Study Group’s wider management team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and drive high levels of performance across the centre to ensure the best student outcomes and student experience.
  • Contribute to developing, communicating, and enacting the strategy and priorities for the ISC.
  • Lead ISC staff and effectively manage line reports performance through the setting of clear KPIs and by regular review.
  • Actively lead the ISC Senior Management Team ensuring alignment to strategy and priorities for the ISC
  • Where appropriate, and through negotiation with the partner university, be a member of strategic groups
  • Lead the planning, management, and delivery of all the ISC’s academic programmes and courses to ensure the best possible student outcomes and student experience.
  • Set the framework for and oversee the allocation of teaching resources, ensuring that teaching and learning activities are planned and delivered within an agreed budget and meet operational margins.
  • Ensure that effective processes are in place for the recruitment of academic staff and ensure that all academic staff are suitably qualified to teach sessions and courses on which they are scheduled.
  • Construct and ensure the delivery of the ISC’s Partnership Development Plan.
  • Create effective internal partnerships and work key stakeholders centre support including HR, Finance, IT, Estates, Admissions, Sales, Marketing, Student Experience and Student Success to support the delivery of strategic goals
  • Run and chair relevant governance committees and groups as agreed with the ISC Director or Deputy Director, the Provider and/or the partner university.
  • Ensure high levels of automatic progression are achieved for students across all modules, courses and programmes.
  • Support the internal retention of students, effectively utilising the network links and partnerships to create opportunities for all students.
  • Analyse data and feedback from a wide variety of sources to monitor progress towards progression targets, planning and implementing remedial actions where necessary, supporting the relevant ISC teams to achieve this.
  • Lead on preparing new courses for approval and existing courses for re-validation and/or re-approval.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key contacts at the partner university, ensuring a full understanding of relevant university curriculum content, assessment modes and quality policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate interaction between partner university staff and ISC academic and student experience staff to ensure the best possible transition for students.
  • Attend and represent the ISC at governance and management meetings with the partner university as agreed with the ISC Director or Deputy Director, providing presentations, information and data analysis.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with Sales, Marketing and Admissions to ensure that the ISC grows, develops and remains an attractive proposition for international students and relevant stakeholders.

EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent 
  • Teaching qualification 
  • Leadership and management training
  • Experience of efficient resource planning and running complex education courses and programmes
  • Understanding of UKVI rules and guidance
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