Role: Programme Delivery Manager

Location: China - please note, you must have proof of right to work in China

Salary: Competitive 

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 40 per week

A bit about us

Here at NCUK, we consider ourselves a unique organisation. A consortium of leading international universities, NCUK is an international organisation, and we provide overseas students with guaranteed access to universities through our pathway qualifications. More than 40,000 students have successfully progressed to NCUK Universities worldwide by completing our qualifications. Our qualifications combine the highest of academic standards with exceptional language, study and cultural skills, and are currently delivered in more than 30 different countries across four continents. NCUK is a trading subsidiary of the Northern Consortium, a registered educational charity.

What we’re looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, customer-focussed individual to join us as a Programme Delivery Manager to support our China study centres.

This is an important role which will be responsible for a portfolio of NCUK Study Centres within China, providing 1st line support to academic staff covering onboarding, teaching and learning best practice and assessment preparation in the delivery and awarding of NCUK’s qualifications. You will work with the regional team and contribute to the commercial success of NCUK products.

What will you do?

An experienced higher education professional, the Programme Delivery Manager provides front line support to academic staff in Study Centres, ensuring that high quality learning, teaching, and assessment takes place. 

The successful candidate will also conduct Accreditations of new Study Centres, as well as Follow-Up and Periodic Reviews of existing Study Centres as part of their role to uphold NCUK’s academic standards.

Each Programme Delivery Manager is responsible for a regional portfolio of Study Centres and will also work with the relevant regional commercial team to contribute to the success of NCUK programmes.


What do you need?

To thrive in this role, you should possess a degree (or equivalent qualification) and valuable experience in teaching at higher education level. You will also have management experience in an educational setting, preferably higher education.

What we offer

40 hour working week, Monday to Friday
Attractive pension scheme
35 days holiday inclusive of local bank holidays
Sick pay
Maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay
Perkbox - discounts and cashback
LinkedIn Learning subscription
Health insurance
Employee Assistance Programme - 24 hour support & advice
Hybrid working
End of year shutdown - discretionary days off between Christmas and New Year

How to apply

Please click 'Apply for This Job' and submit your CV with a short covering letter highlighting how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description/person specification.  Your CV should be in Microsoft Word or PDF Format. If you have any further questions before applying, please send an email to

At NCUK, we value diversity and the importance of an inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities, women, young people, ethnically diverse people, Veterans and serving British regular or reserve Armed Forces Personnel and the LGBTQ+ community.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.

We encourage candidates to apply regardless of if you meet all aspects of the job description. We believe in the potential of individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences - your unique skills and perspectives could be a valuable addition to our team!

The closing date for applications will be 18 February 2024.

Interviews are planned to take place in February, dates are to be confirmed.

Apply today and be a part of our mission to deliver exceptional university pathway programs!

*Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.*


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