The focus of the INTO and University of Exeter partnership is to provide academic pathways that enable international students to progress to University of Exeter degree programmes.
 
The programmes presented by INTO University of Exeter are designed to develop the academic study skills and high levels of English language competence necessary for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Exeter, and successful students are guaranteed to receive a conditional offer for a place on an appropriate degree programme at the University of Exeter.
 
As a member of the academic INTO University of Exeter Senior Management Team, you will support the Centre Director in the delivery of the academic strategic and operational objectives of the Centre.
 
The Academic Director will manage a team of Programme Managers and academic staff, and have overall responsibility for all aspects of academic quality and teaching delivery for INTO University of Exeter including the effective management and development of teaching and resource, excellent student experience and motivational staff leadership, whether face to face or digital learning.
 
There will be a substantial liaison function with external and internal stakeholders, in particular staff within University of Exeter.
 

Key accountabilities and duties 
 
Strategic Responsibility 
·       Liaise with key stakeholders at University of Exeter, including senior staff, with other appropriate bodies and within the INTO company.  
·       Maintain good relationships with all Stakeholders acting as a positive ambassador for INTO University of Exeter. 
·       Provide the Centre Director with advice and support on all academic matters in light of commercial imperatives and financial targets. 
·       Contribute to the development and communication of Centre plans. 
 
Academic Leadership  
·       Provide effective management of quality inclusive teaching and learning to give students the best opportunity to maximise their academic potential and progress to their choice of study at University of Exeter, whether face to face or digital learning. 
·       Ensure that all necessary strategies, policies and procedures are in place to assess and report on student performance and progression to key stakeholders. 
·       Develop, lead and co-ordinate face to face and digital teaching programmes and teaching resource, with an understanding of the Centre’s commercial targets, the maximising of student progression and optimum student satisfaction levels. 
·       Liaise with University of Exeter on validation and accreditation processes. 
 
Leading and Managing  
·       Create an academic organisational structure that reflects the Centres goals and values, and enables the management of systems, structures and processes to work effectively in line with legal requirements, corporate requirements and budget. 
 
People Management  
·       Maintain and develop a strong, cohesive and productive Academic Team. 
·       Recruit, retain, develop and deploy staff. 
·       Manage the performance and development of all academic and academic related staff within the Centre.  
·       Develop, communicate and implement key policies and decisions. 
·       Provide staff with on-going support and guidance with regard to programme goals, curriculum, materials and methodology. 
·       Ensure that the Academic Team develops high employee engagement with an environment of fairness, equality, diversity where employees are respectful of each other. 
 
Finance 
·       Deploy resources optimally in line with budgets. 
·       Seek efficiency and optimisation of resources without compromising quality, to maximise profitability whilst maintaining quality.   
 
External Relationships 
·       Effectively engage with the regional sales team and the marketing team to ensure that quality students are enrolled in an effective and timely way. 
·       Effectively network and manage relationships within INTO University Partnerships and University of Exeter stakeholders. 
·       Ensure that regular communication processes are in place to keep employees, students, parents, and IUP stakeholders fully informed of relevant matters, strategic and operational. 
·       Create an effective partnership with parents and support and improve students achievement, engagement and personal development. 
 
Pastoral Leadership and Wellbeing 
·       Supporting and promoting the highest standards of welfare for the students liaising with the Student Services team so that safeguarding is central to the Centre’s way of operating. 
·       Ensure that the pastoral care and wellbeing of students remains at the heart of all the Centre’s undertakings. 
·       Build a culture and curriculum that takes account of the diversity of students.
 
Location 
The position is based in Exeter, on-site at INTO University of Exeter, part of the University of Exeter


 
About Us
INTO University Partnerships is an independent organisation committed to expanding higher education and career opportunities for students across the globe.


We believe in the power of education to transform lives. We believe that movement of students leads to movement of ideas, which in turn creates better and more successful societies.


We connect students seeking quality international education with leading universities worldwide aspiring to widen their global reach and impact. Achieving the best learning experience and career prospects for students is central to our mission.


Since our inception in 2005, INTO has pioneered innovation in international education and created groundbreaking partnerships with 30 universities in the US, UK and Australia. We have so far helped more than 130,000 students from 190 countries realise their dream of achieving a degree from a world-class university. We also equip students to get a head start in building a career. We do this by offering exceptional academic and employability skills programmes.


We are active in over 120 countries and provide unrivalled personalised service to international students with more than 1,500 experienced staff worldwide and a global network of 2,000 recruitment partners.


For a full job description and a copy of our Candidate Privacy Notice: www.intoglobal.com/working-at-into/


INTO Giving is the charitable arm of INTO University Partnerships and is committed to increasing access to education and improving the quality of education for disadvantaged young people around the world. INTO employees are encouraged to take an active role in INTO Giving.


 
Safeguarding
As part of our Safeguarding procedures, applicants are asked to note that:
·       references will be followed up;
·       all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
·       proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
·       reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18;
·       appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

 
This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

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