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Academic Programme Director - Psychology

LIBF Limited

Based: London/Home

Salary: Competitive + Bonus Structure, dependent on experience

At LIBF our focus is on lifelong learning – equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve success throughout their career and in life. In 2023 LIBF officially joined IU Group, Europe’s largest EdTech company. Through LIBF’s 140 year history in the UK education sector and IU’s leadership in edtech we see great potential for creating synergies that afford students a top-rated and customisable education no matter where they live

About the role

We are looking for a motivated and driven Academic Programme Director to lead the development of our new Psychology programme. As the Academic Programme Director you will lead the development of curriculum in the subject area; liaise with relevant UK associations to ensure all requirements are covered to ensure successful validation and launch of new programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the subject-specific regulatory requirements and content for the specific programme.
  • Design the structure of the programme (using existing IU modules where possible and developing new ones where required).
  • If required, develop new modules, including defining contents, suggested reading, module learning outcomes, and assessment methods.
  • Define literature and check availability/suggest what lit access will be needed (APA package etc)
  • Collaborate with IU’s media production teams to oversee the development of learning materials and assist in recruiting and selecting qualified authors for learning material.
  • Draft programme learning outcomes.
  • Map the programme learning outcomes to the modules of the programme.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of associations that are influential in the success of the subject degrees. Prioritise the associations whose endorsement will be essential and/or influential in the success of the programme.
  • Establish early relationships with the relevant associations to gather their feedback. Reflect this feedback in the programme design and curriculum to and ensure their endorsement/accreditation of the final programme.
  • Respond to Industry and Student feedback.
  • Lead the process of addressing conditions and recommendations for validation. 

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate a track record of teaching and/or research excellence in your field, ideally holding a PhD in a field relevant to the programme of study. You will also have experience in programme design and development, including creation of the associated assessment strategies for both online, blended and on-campus programmes.

Additional Skills:

  • Proven experience in leading and managing teams effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic plans to achieve programme goals.
  • Strong vision for programme development and growth.
  • Experience in programme planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Skilled at building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, partners, and team members.
  • Proficient in using project management tools, collaboration platforms, and other relevant software.

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To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter via the 'Apply' button above.

Please note that depending on number of CVs we receive; we may close the advert early. Due to the high volumes we receive, it may not be possible to respond to all applicants who are unsuccessful.

Closing date: 18 March 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed.

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: Competitive + Bonus Structure, dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
   
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