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Academic Leader

Kaplan International Pathways

We are looking for an Academic Leader to join our team. 

As an Academic Leader, you will work closely with the Course Director and team to deliver an outstanding experience for students on the Kaplan Digital Pathways programme. You will use your knowledge of teaching and learning to ensure that our academic programme enables students to perform to the absolute best of their ability. You will enjoy working with international students, be student-focused, be open to change and development, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and be fully committed to ensuring all our students’ success. This is a remote position based in the UK.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader.

A detailed job description can be viewed here. If the link does not work for you, please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://tinyurl.com/afh62rym

What you’ll bring to the role 

  • Strong commitment to student-centred approaches to learning and teaching

  • Experience of managing a curriculum area/s

  • Knowledge of the needs of international students

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong resource allocation and organizational skills

  • Ability to analyse data to make informed conclusions

  • Ability to work collaboratively across a range of teams

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and preferably a UK Master’s degree or higher

  • A teaching qualification is desirable 

What we do 

From Autumn 2022, we have offered a digital Foundation Certificate and Pre-Masters through the Kaplan Pathways Digital Programme which is run and delivered online, with support from our existing Colleges. There is a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities as well as sessions with a learning advisor to ensure students are supported throughout their course.

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges.  

In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities. 

What we offer 

As well as a competitive salary, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 

  • 28 days annual leave* 

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services 

  • Company pension contributions 

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels 

  • Medicash Health Cash Plan 

*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time. 

How to apply 

To apply for this role please submit a CV along with a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role (via the ‘Apply’ button above) no later than 30th June 2024.

Interviews will take place in w/c 8th July 2024.

Additional Application Information 

Kaplan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.

This role involves working with learners who are under 18 years old and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Recruitment checks are undertaken in accordance with our background-checking policy. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including children’s barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. In addition to the DBS check, for roles that include teaching or coaching, a Prohibition from Teaching Check will be completed through the Teaching Regulation Agency. Please be aware that it is an offense to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Application Support  

If you require support completing the application or wish to talk to someone about the role, please email the Recruitment Team recruit.request@kaplan.com

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International Pathways, we're dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive global workforce. As equal opportunity employers, we ensure fair treatment for all employees, safeguarding them from discrimination based on protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010, and beyond. 

We actively welcome individuals from varied backgrounds to apply for roles within our organisation, appreciating the distinct viewpoints and contributions they offer. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, people with visible and hidden disabilities, and individuals of any age or family status. 

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme. Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 

Our Employee Resource Groups 

We proudly endorse and provide a platform for our Employee Resource Groups, such as Kaplan Pride, Higher Ground Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Group, Kaplan Ability, Kaplan Women and Parents and Carers. These groups serve as vital forums for support, connection, and advocacy within our company

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Location: Remote
Salary: £42,000 Per annum + Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: JR239715
   
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