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HE Registrar (LUM105/811)

Luminate Education Group

Location: Leeds
Salary: £46,134 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: LUM105/811

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Luminate HE Quality and Standards directorate as part of the Registry team, in the role of HE Registrar. The post holder will provide leadership in relation to the administration of Registry services at Leeds Conservatoire.

Leeds Conservatoire is a specialist conservatoire in the UK, delivering expert music and performing arts education to a community of over 1200 students.  It offers a broad range of courses across music performance, composition, production, and performing arts.  It has great links to the industry and the local community

Located in Quarry Hill, Leeds, which is a thriving quarter where you can find world-class shopping, food and drink, nightlife and culture, with great transport links close by.

Please note interviews for this role will be held in January 2024.

What You Will Do

  • The post holder will be responsible for working with teams in the pursuit of continuous quality improvements and excellence, which is integral in the HE quality assurance processes including academic standards and quality of teaching and learning.
  • The post holder will manage, review and update all relevant policies and ensure Academic Regulations are fit-for purpose, take account of best practice, and are consistently applied.
  • Manage a Registry team based at Leeds Conservatoire, working closely with a second HE Registrar based at University Centre Leeds to ensure a robust and efficient Registry Service across higher education at Luminate Education Group. 
  • Liaising with external agencies, such as the Office for Students and awarding bodies, and for informing and advising on regulatory aspects of HE, providing regulatory advice to course and service teams, and including compliance with UKVI legislation.
  • Manage the External Examiner process, including, monitoring the preparation of examination papers, the scheduling of assessments, the presentation of evidence to the relevant Examination Boards and training.
  • Initiate and manage the course portfolio, including overall academic planning, development, validation, modification, periodic review, and evaluation;
  • Play a major role in the preparation for internal and external review, e.g. reports relating to student management information, statistical information/returns, corporate documentation related to the provision, audits, OfS, QAA, Annual Review, peer review, periodic review.

About You

  • The post holder will have sound, relevant, and up to date knowledge of HE quality processes and requirements. This will include thorough and up to date knowledge of Government policy in relation to higher education and experience of working with HE academic regulations and the HE Regulatory Framework. 
  • Previous experience managing teams and liaising with external agencies, awarding bodies, External Examiners. This includes demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills which can be adapted to meet the needs of a range of audiences including students, colleagues and other partners.
  • Able to develop, implement and coordinate plans, with a solution focussed, evidence based approach to decision making. Key to this will be promoting initiatives that continually improve the student experience and service provisions.
  • Proven experience managing and utilising data to inform quality improvement, including planning, monitoring and reviewing

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

Leeds Conservatoire is a leading, progressive conservatoire, providing students of Music with a world-class education, in world-class facilities, enabling them to be confident, versatile and creative across their chosen fields.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. Choosing to work for here means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you. 

University Centre is proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).

SAFEGUARDING

At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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