Director of Academic Affairs

Abingdon, Oxfordshire (GB)
£45-60K per annum plus benefits
Nov 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 20, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job purpose

An exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to join a fast-growing higher education institution. This role would ideally suit someone seeking the next stage in their career development to take the College forward in its academic development as it expands into new areas.

Experience as a Quality Officer is essential.

Job purpose

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic, which has been trainng chiropractors for nearly 50 years, has recently moved under the College of Health. It is looking for the right person to lead its academic quality team, to provide overall management direction in the development of the College's academic portfolio, the quality assurance of the academic provision and the continual enhancement of the student experience.

Staff management responsibility 

Direct Reports:

Registry Officers

Learning Support Managers

To develop, coach and challenge team members and to ensure PDPs are up to date and form part of regular coaching conversations and responsibility to implement and drive the appraisal process.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To be an active member of the academic team and to lead the formulation and implementation of policy in learning, teaching and assessment to enhance the student experience in line with the College of Health strategy.
  • To liaise with the relevant staff to assure effective implementation of the learning and assessment plan in respect of student satisfaction, retention and completions, partnerships, and curriculum development.
  • To oversee the development, review, approval and implementation of the portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.
  • To ensure that the quality and standards of the education provision satisfy the assurance framework (including Regulations and Codes of Practice) and enhancement objectives, and that these are recognised in internal and external assessments, including professional body accreditation as appropriate.
  • To oversee with the Principal, responses to student-related evaluations, including the National Student Survey, and the development of learning and teaching practices that address relevant issues.
  • To ensure the operation of agreed quality assurance mechanisms, in such areas as course approval, course review, student evaluation of teaching, assessment and responses to external examiners report.
  • Exercising strategic oversight of the Library. Providing advice and guidance to the Learning Resource Manager and Head of Facilities on the implementation of policy and procedures in relation to Library and Learning Resources.
  • To support the Principal in promoting the professional development of academic staff, notably as it relates to a scholarly and research-informed approach to teaching excellence.
  • To chair academic committees and groups as appropriate.
  • To work with the Management Committee on staffing and balance of workload, equipment, space and other resource requirements needed to support the learning and teaching provision.
  • To engage with the College of Health’s commitment to put our students first and deliver services which are student orientated, represent value for money and contribute to the financial and environmental sustainability of the College when undertaking all duties and aspects of the role.
  • Promote equality and diversity for students and staff and sustain an inclusive and supportive study and work environment in accordance with College of Health policy and in particular, to adhere to the College’s objectives under the Access & Participation Plan.
  • To undertake any other related duties as reasonably requested by the Principal.