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Head of English

Study Group - Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre

Location: Liverpool
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 21st August 2022

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and motivate a team of English tutors to contribute to ensuring the best possible student outcomes and student experience on Academic English Skills modules.
  • In conjunction with the Centre Leadership team, develop and implement an approach to learning, teaching and assessment that inspires students and provides an appropriate learning journey in meeting their development needs and preparation for university study.
  • Identify and create strategies to support language and Academic Skills development that can be integrated into subject modules and, in conjunction with the Centre’s leadership team, implement and evaluate the impact of these strategies on students’ language skills and academic development.
  • Provide effective performance management of direct reports, including, setting personal objectives and KPIs; regular review of performance identifying development needs and conducting formal performance reviews according to company policy and procedures.
  • Recruit new academic staff for English and Academic Skills courses and modules as required and according to Study Group policies and procedures, ensuring that all academic staff teaching English and Academic Skills have appropriate background checks and references and are suitably qualified to teach the sessions modules for which they are scheduled.
  • Allocate teaching resources for English and Academic Skills according to scheduling guidelines, ensuring that teaching and learning activities are planned and resources allocated according to set deadlines and that these are planned and delivered efficiently both within agreed budgets and to meet operational margins.
  • Oversee the production of documentation for English and Academic Skills, including course outlines, module handbooks, schemes of work and teaching and learning materials, including use of online materials available via the VLE.
  • Work with ISC network colleagues to ensure design and delivery of Academic English Skills in the centre is in line with Study Group requirements, including standardisation and moderation.
  • Ensure that the delivery of all English and Academic Skills courses and modules are conducted in accordance with the relevant external agencies’ quality frameworks, policies, procedures, and codes of practice (QAA, Office for Students, CEFR etc.).
  • Ensure high standards of teaching and learning in English and Academic Skills, working with colleagues to monitor and observe teaching and learning activity and supporting continuous improvement of teaching and learning practice within the centre.
  • Contribute to the production of the Annual Monitoring Report, Centre Action Plan, and other evaluative and reflective documents, for submission to Study Group and LJMU.
  • Contribute to the development of new courses and specifically modules relating to English, and Academic Skills for approval, and the review and enhancement of existing courses for pre-approval.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key academic contacts at the university in relation to English and Academic Skills, ensuring a full understanding of relevant university curriculum content, assessment modes and quality policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree (essential)
  • Relevant Teaching qualifications e.g., DELTA, TEFL, MA (essential)
  • Leadership and management training (desirable)
  • Leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment (essential)
  • Experience in leading a team to achieve high levels of student academic performance and outcomes against agreed targets (essential)
  • Experience in teaching English to international students in UK Higher or Further Education (essential)
  • Experience in planning and running complex education courses in English and Academic Skills (desirable)
  • Experience in leading the provision of academic skills within HE environments (desirable)
  • Experience of partnership working in the education sector (desirable)  
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