|Salary:||£53,353 to £65,578|
|Placed On:||6th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th February 2023|
Closing date: Monday 6th February, 12pm
*The salary for the post is negotiable across two grades, we take into consideration the level and extent of previous experience in relation to the advertised role, the current salary, equal pay, and any relevant external market factors (if applicable).
Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards. The University enjoys secure financial stability, strong recruitment and a clear sense of purpose and mission. For REF2021 Hope submitted thirteen Units of Assessment, including Education. Our reputation for the quality if teaching is among the very best. We pride ourselves in ensuring that all teaching is research-informed. The Hope Park campus, where the School of Education is based, is a spacious ‘garden campus’ which has undergone significant development over several years. This major investment is a sign of the University’s emphasis on the creation of positive learning spaces where a scholarly community, students, academic staff and support colleagues, can thrive.
The School of Education
The School of Education comprises three broad areas: Education Studies, Early Childhood and Teacher Training. In addition to undergraduate degrees of BA and BA(QTS), we offer an integrated masters (MEd), have substantial MA and PGCE provision and, jointly with Social Sciences, deliver research degrees (EdD and PhD).
The University has a proud tradition of teacher education going back 177 years. We are one of the largest providers and also, we believe, one of the best. Education Studies and Early Childhood sit well within the overall School structure and are an important part of the whole. Our teacher education colleagues are highly-experienced professionals, typically from the school sector, who share with others a sense of purpose in ensuring that the ‘Hope Teacher’ is sought after locally, regionally, nationally and, increasingly, internationally. Building upon a long history of success, we are now looking to the future and the opportunities that national, sector-wide, changes bring. It is in this context that we are seeking colleague who will join us as Director of Initial Teacher Education.
This is a senior post that, in addition to leadership, requires high-level strategic development of an important area of growth for the University. The person appointed will have an excellent understanding of the external higher education environment, including relevant regulatory frameworks. Within this context, the new Director will understand the complex world of initial teacher education, including the requirements of the current Ofsted inspection framework and, very importantly, the ITT 2024 criteria.
The successful candidate will be an experienced team leader. The successful candidate should bring a high-level experience and expertise to the existing provision to ensure that the School benefits fully from fresh insights and new ways of thinking. As a senior colleague, you will lead the School initial teacher education team, which it will be your responsibility to guide and inform. We are looking for applicants who have the professional expertise, experience, drive and commitment to ensure that the continued excellent standing of the School of Education is maintained and further developed.
The current Head and Dean of the School of Education, Professor Catherine Carroll-Meehan, is available for confidential discussion. You are welcome to arrange this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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