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Academic Director

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David - Senior Management

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 per annum, Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th December 2021
Closes: 23rd January 2022
Job Ref: 50345

Location: Birmingham Campus

The Institute of Inner City Learning is seeking to appoint an Academic Director at its Birmingham Campus.

THE ROLE

The post of Academic Director is focused on academic leadership and curriculum development, together with the day-to-day management of all academic staff, curriculum delivery and the effective and efficient deployment of resources. The post holder will work closely with the Provost, Dean of Birmingham campus and Assistant Dean Quality and Enhancement (ADQE) to oversee and develop Birmingham campus’ academic portfolio. The post holder will have an in-depth understanding of the student learning experience and will be expected to lead on developing the learning, teaching and other scholarly activity across Birmingham campus’ portfolio.

Main duties will include:

  • Provide strategic and proactive leadership for academic programmes and programme boards;
  • Enhance and develop the Birmingham campus’ reputation as a provider of high-quality Higher Education programmes in Birmingham and other potential locations;
  • Develop a strong, popular and sustainable curriculum, with the aim of increasing student enrolment, retention and employment;
  • Work closely with the Provost, Dean of Birmingham and ADQE and others (as appropriate) to initiate and develop interdisciplinary programmes across the academic Institutes;
  • Be an exemplar to and command respect from the Academic Team on learning, teaching and/or other scholarly activity;
  • Provide leadership and line management to all Programme Managers within the portfolio to ensure consistency and high-quality student experience and satisfaction;
  • Support the Birmingham campus ADQE to manage all quality assurance aspects of the portfolio, including auditing, data analysis and reporting;
  • Work with IICL HR Business Partner (HRBP) to line manage Birmingham campus’ academic staff and the human resource life cycle, including recruitment, selection, induction, well-being, general development and performance management of all academic related staff within the portfolio;
  • Support the Dean of Birmingham campus and Executive Officer Finance and Resource (IICL) to manage the budget efficiently and effectively.

Please view the Job Description for further details, where you will also find a list of the essential and desirable ‘Person Specification’ criteria.

 REQUIREMENTS

You should have:

  • A Doctoral qualification in at least one of the following disciplines: Business Management, Health & Social Care and/or Computing
  • Evidence of current knowledge and understanding of the key drivers of the UK HE sector and the ability to ensure that these are reflected within the academic portfolio
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in the design and development of curriculum content and learning and teaching practice
  • Proven experience of quality assurance and quality enhancement, including compliance with the regulatory framework, audit, analysis and reporting requirements

 FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Annual leave entitlement is 35 days annual leave per year (plus 8 bank holidays & 4 University closure days)

HOW TO APPLY

Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to start your application. Each page of your application will be saved when you click ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’.

Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV. Therefore, your application will be assessed based on your answers to the application questions only and, in particular, your Supporting Statement.

We expect interviews to take place in week commencing 31st January 2022.

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 11:59pm.

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