Job Overview

The key objective of the role is to provide leadership and support to the academic team and take a reflective approach to current practice with a view to introducing improvements to enhance academic achievement, learning culture and the overall student experience within the ONCAMPUS centre.

Key Responsibilities

Management and Leadership

- To lead, manage and contribute (including teaching) to the day-to-day delivery of the programmes offered in the centre, including the management of admission to the programmes, curriculum delivery, student assessment.

- To manage Course Leaders and support them in the delivery of their roles, and support them in the management of their teams.

- To review academic delivery of existing programmes, celebrating good practice and identifying areas for development, and devise an inclusive strategy to drive improvement where necessary.

- To take responsibility for the implementation, monitoring and review of the centre’s Strategy for Formative Assessment, in line with ONCAMPUS UK Europe Strategy.

- To lead and manage the L&T Committee in centre and play a key role in the delivery and review of aims and objectives of the Centre Enhancement Strategy, in line with ONCAMPUS UK Europe Enhancement Strategy.

- To be the centre representative on the ONCAMPUS Learning and Teaching Committee, ensuring messages are communicated to centre staff appropriately

- To contribute to the development of new academic initiatives for the centre as required.

- To lead on a student support strategy to ensure early intervention for struggling students to increase retention and academic achievement across the centre.

- To work with the Centre Leadership Team to look at the impact of non- engagement, attendance and pastoral issues on academic achievement, administration issues and agree action plans, and support the implementation and review of said plans.

- To lead on the recruitment and induction of new academic staff to the centre and support Course Leaders to do so for their teams, ensuring that they are familiar with the ONCAMPUS Academic Quality Assurance Manual, policies and procedures and that these are adhered to or evident in teaching practice, location of resources, etc.

-To ensure the lesson observation policy and processes are delivered in a supportive, collegial and developmental manner

- To identify developmental needs within teaching staff and propose ways to support identified need, in liaison with Course Leaders, and to bring these to the attention of the Centre Leadership Team.

- To manage, motivate, appraise and develop academic staff to achieve both their objectives and their full personal potential and lead on lesson observations and CPD in centre.

- To participate in academic offence investigations in centre, with the Centre Leadership Team or Course Leader, ensuring outcomes are clearly communicated to the Centre Leadership Team, the Senior Student Services Officer (SSSO) and student, and noted appropriately on the student’s record.

Resource Management

- To work with the Centre LeadershipTeam and SSSO to ensure that the timetable makes efficient use of resources and supports effective teaching and learning.

- To take responsibility for the curriculum budget, and report on spend to the Centre Leadership Team on a monthly basis.

- To identify and bring to the attention of the Centre Leadership Team, in a timely fashion, the need for additional teaching resources to ensure smooth delivery.

Person Specification

Education & Experience

- Academic or English Language Teaching qualification at graduate or equivalent level (Essential).

- Relevant teaching experience, (Essential). Normally a minimum of five years’ teaching experience.

- Experience in an academic leadership role (Essential). Normally a minimum of 3 years’ experience.

- An understanding of UK higher education and the needs and requirements of international students (Essential).

- Relevant postgraduate qualification (preferably in educational leadership/management) (Highly Desirable)

- Direct experience of further and higher education in an international context (Desirable).

- Experience of the development of academic programmes (Desirable).

- An understanding and appreciation of private sector education (Desirable)

Skills

- Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

- An ability to motivate, coach and develop academic and administrative staff.

- A commitment to teamwork, and an ability to manage resources effectively, both human and physical.

- A record of achievement in teaching (academic or English language).

- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including native speaker fluency in English.

- Competence in the effective use of Information Communications Technologies (ICT), particularly Microsoft Excel.

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