|Salary:||£56,021 to £66,857 pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience. UH9|
|Placed On:||2nd October 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
FTE: 1.0 FTE (working 37 hours per week)
Salary: UH9 £56,021pa to £66,857pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield
Main duties and responsibilities
The newly-created role of Deputy Head of Academic Skills Development is vital to the success of skills provision at the university; you will work alongside and in support of the Head, while also leading on projects within the university-wide provision of skills development. You will contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of activity that will reshape the institution’s approach to developing students’ academic skills and ensure they are confident, independent learners at all stages of their university experience.
You will provide strategic leadership of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) elements of the university’s academic skills provision, and will have oversight of UH’s suite of short EAP courses and credit-bearing EAP modules delivered on campus in the UK and overseas through partner institutions.
Additionally, you will be expected to contribute to the achievement of relevant professional recognition for the service and have oversight of staffing and timetabling of short courses (such as Pre-Sessional English).
Skills and experience required
You will bring experience of working with partner institutions and an understanding of their requirements relating to EAP. Your background will include management of teachers or skills development staff, and you will be able to evidence a proven track record of successful collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will be experienced in designing, delivering, and evaluating EAP and Academic Skills course within a UKHE institution. Experience of project management and working across departments in a complex organisation would also be advantageous.
You will possess knowledge of the diverse needs of UK university students, and of the demands of language and academic skills provision within Higher Education. You will have specific knowledge of English language tests and demonstrable understanding of principles of language assessment. The ability to make and maintain effective working relationships, inspire, motivate and influence others and make informed decisions under pressure of time will also be expected.
You will have a minimum of a Degree or equivalent qualification or equivalent professional qualifications and experience and a Postgraduate qualification, at a minimum of Level 7, or equivalent qualifications, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience. Additionally, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy will also be required, or the ability and experience to work towards Senior Fellowship during probation.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.
An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.
DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE
A Basic DBS will be required.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Mark Holloway, Head of Academic Skills Development. Telephone: 01707 285965, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 15 October 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. #GoHerts
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