Study Group is the leading provider of international education, driving success for our students and partners. We believe in a better world through education, and work with universities which are as motivated by driving student success and outcomes as we are.
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational individual to join our high-performing team. The Head of Curriculum and Progression will provide the leadership and vision to deliver excellent student success through the development of teaching, learning and assessment, curriculum innovation and quality assurance and enhancement that embeds outstanding collaborative working with both the University and the Study Group network. You will be responsible for leading and supporting a large team of academic staff and have responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of LUISC students. Reporting to the Centre Director, you will work closely with colleagues within and outside LUISC and be accountable for the delivery of contractually required progression rates to the University. Critically, the successful candidate will need to carefully balance the requirements of the Centre alongside the need for compliance, consistency and collaboration with the University and Study Group as a whole.
• Articulate and implement a clear vision to drive forward continuous improvement and enable the Centre to achieve aspirational targets for student success in line with Study Group’s Vision 2022 strategic pillars
• Articulate and implement a clear vision for the development of programmes and student experience to meet the overall strategic aims of the Centre as an effective, attractive and high quality pathway to UK HE
• Contribute to strategic planning and policy development in areas including human resources; academic development; learning, teaching and assessment; and academic quality assurance and enhancement as part of the Centre management team
• Attend and actively contribute to relevant University Partnership Boards and Committees
• Provide academic leadership to programme teams, taking overall responsibility for academic standards, the quality of learning opportunities, and the accuracy and completeness of published information, ensuring that these are managed appropriately and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Centre
• Analyse data and feedback from a wide variety of sources to monitor progress towards progression targets, planning and implementing remedial actions where necessary
• Produce reports, analysis and evaluation for all internal and external scrutiny processes of annual and periodic review as directed by the Centre Director.
• To have overall responsibility for the pastoral welfare of all students, including liaison with Lancaster University welfare and accommodation staff
• A Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate qualification (Essential)
• Teaching qualification or HEA Fellowship (Essential)
• Further management or leadership qualifications or a willingness to undertake such (Essential)
• Experience of providing leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary environment, with recent evidence of significant success in bringing individuals together and forming a strong team ethos (Essential)
• Ability to delegate activities, set deadlines and take responsibility for overseeing their successful completion to meet challenging targets (Essential)
• Experience of planning and delivering change or continuous improvement in teaching & learning which achieved a positive impact on student outcomes (Essential)
• Experience of working with international students and an understanding and knowledge of welfare, well-being and cultural issues which may arise (Desirable)
• Competitive salary
• 30 days holiday
• Enhanced pension scheme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, Wellbeing centre, and much more.
We are a global pathway provider in International Education, working collaboratively with a number of Top Tier Universities. Voted as the 2017 and 2018 Global Pathway Provider of the year, our people are united with the shared ambition of providing a world-class UK education to talented students from across the globe.
Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.
Study Group - Lancaster University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.