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Head of Business

Study Group - Cardiff University International Study Centre

Location: Cardiff
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st October 2022
Closes: 30th December 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Heads of Subject will provide the leadership and vision to deliver excellent student outcomes; quality assurance and enhancement that is commended by the QAA; and curriculum innovation which embeds strong collaborative working with both the University and the Study Group network.

You will be responsible for leading and supporting the Cardiff ISC academic team. Reporting to the Head of Curriculum and Progression 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 Business and Humanities at the centre.

The post-holder will also take responsibility for Foundation, IY1 or PMP matters within the programme area. The successful candidate will have recent successful academic line management experience in a relevant subject discipline and have a proven ability to engage with an HEI in collaborative developments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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.
  • Participate in regular meetings with teaching and support staff and represent the Centre at appropriate events and meetings within the College, the partner university and externally.
  • Identify and address training needs with your team.

Quality assurance and enhancement

  • Taking responsibility for academic standards, the quality of learning opportunities, and the accuracy and completeness of published information, ensuring that they are managed appropriately and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the College.
  • Contribute to analysing data and feedback from a wide variety of sources to monitor progress towards progression targets, planning and implementing remedial actions where necessary.
  • Produce reports, analyses and evaluations for all internal and external scrutiny processes as directed by the Head of Learning and Teaching.

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.
  • Contribute to delivering the curriculum effectively and efficiently.
  • To teach up to 15 hours across modules within a pathway.
  • Work closely with the other Heads of Subject and academic staff to ensure that appropriate, current and relevant subject, academic skills and language development are integrated and embedded in the programme.

EXPERIENCE

  • A bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area (Essential)
  • Experience in providing leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary environment, with evidence of success (Essential)
  • Experience in providing feedback to another person about their performance, which achieved a positive improvement (Essential)
  • Experience in HR duties, such as delivering training and taking part in the recruitment process (Essential)
  • A sound understanding of UK higher education (Essential)
  • Strong team-working skills and experience in team development.
  • Knowledge of the needs of international students and experience working with international students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate issues to a wide audience.
  • Strong relationship management skills and experience of working across, up and down an organisation as well as with external partners and stakeholders
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