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Head of Stem

Study Group - Cardiff University International Study Centre - Face-to-Face Teaching

Location: Cardiff
Salary: Up to £40,940.69 per annum (DOE)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th June 2022
Closes: 26th August 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Cardiff International Study Centre (ISC) is a new and exciting development, which launched in September 2020. You would be working in a culture of enhancing learning, teaching and assessment through a developmental approach, which for you will mean autonomy, innovation, and development opportunities.

You will be responsible for leading and supporting our academic team. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, you will work closely with senior colleagues within and outside of the Centre and be accountable for the delivery of contractually required progression rates to the University. You will be responsible for the strategic direction of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at the centre.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Communicate our vision to drive forward continuous improvement and enable the Centre to achieve the aspirational targets for student outcomes.
  • Communicate our vision for the development of the academic partnership with the host university, including appropriate articulation routes that maximise opportunities for recruitment to the college.
  • Contribute to planning and development including human resources; academic development; learning, teaching and assessment; and academic quality assurance and enhancement, as part of the Centre Leadership Team (CLT).
  • Attend and actively contribute to relevant University partnership Boards and Committees, work with university colleagues through approved liaison points and report regularly on these through the deliberative and management structures.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and identify appropriate actions to solve problems and enhance delivery with the other Heads of Subject and the Senior Management Team.  

Academic management

  • Provide effective and efficient academic management and coordination of staff resources across the academic and progression support teams in the College, working closely with the other Heads of Subject and the Senior Management Team.  
  • Ensure the recruitment of academic staff is planned, timely and compliant.

Quality assurance and enhancement

  • Taking responsibility for academic standards, the quality of learning opportunities, the accuracy and completeness of published information, and ensuring that they are managed appropriately and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the College.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the Centre is fully compliant with Study Group’s, Cardiff University’s and relevant external agencies’ quality frameworks, policies, procedures, and codes of practice.

Operationally

  • Work closely with the Head of Student Experience and their function heads to ensure that timetables and assessment schedules are delivered effectively, staff are recruited compliantly, and Professional Services (PS) and Academic staff work together as one team.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Centre’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
  • Support a cost-conscious working environment, at the same time as delivering a quality service and experience to students.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the Centre is compliant in relation to Safeguarding responsibilities and staff across the Centre are aware of their obligations/requirements.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a STEM subject, and post-graduate qualification (Essential)
  • Experience in providing leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary environment, with evidence of success.
  • Experience in HR duties, such as delivering training and taking part in the recruitment process.
  • Experience in working with international students and an understanding of welfare, well-being and cultural issues which may arise.
  • Experience in working across, up and down an organisation as well as with external partners and both national and international stakeholders.
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