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Quality & Development Lead/Academic Mentor in Degree Apprenticeships (E&S)

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter, Work from home
Salary: £30,502 to £36,386 Grade E, pro rata, per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022

Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy

The above full-time post is available immediately in the University of Exeter Business School. (Fractional positions may be considered).

The role

As a Quality & Development Lead / Academic Mentor, you will have responsibility for the development and quality of delivery of our academic mentors to our learners. You will play an important role in supporting and developing the team’s skills. You will work with the Academic Mentor Manager, Lead Internal Quality Assessor and the various programmes to ensure that we deliver the support required for learners within Work Based Learning in accordance with the College’s education strategy and implementing the External Affairs strategy.

Degree Apprenticeship programmes are delivered through online and distance learning, supported by short periods of residential study on campus and a significant element of workplace learning and assessment. The progression of each student is overseen by a team of academic mentors, each looking after a set caseload of employed students, they are peripatetic, conducting their roles at employer organisations and online.

The post is specifically required to manage the support and development of the team, with a focus on the quality of support to learners and the skills needed by the team to deliver them.  That focus is on the development journey of academic mentors, quality of the support offered to work based learning including the portfolio and work based project through our e-portfolio Onefile.

You will also support the Academic Mentor as being a specialist in the use and application of Onefile, recruitment and training of the team as well as managing a caseload of apprentices.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter Business School (UEBS) is an interdisciplinary business school dedicated to excellence in research and teaching across the management and economic disciplines. UEBS brings together inspirational and internationally respected academics from around the world in an environment that combines historical and intellectual heritage with modern facilities. Academic staff proactively engage with business, government and civil society partners in research, consultancy and development projects. The Business School is consistently among the UK's best in student experience and employability. Our academic staff aspire to be outstanding researchers and teachers. We value our learning community and collegial environment.

These programmes offer the opportunity to work with post experience students engaged in a variety of professional degree programmes this role being specifically focused around our management and leadership programmes. All students are based in full time work and engage with academic teaching through blended learning delivery methods.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Adrian Ball e-mail a.ball3@exeter.ac.uk or call 07811419400

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