Head of Learning and Teaching

York, North Yorkshire (GB)
£50,132 to £59,828 per annum
30 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time, permanent role

Salary is £50,132 to £59,828

The Head of Learning and Teaching is a new role designed to support the University as it embarks on an ambitious strategy to 2026 which has student experience at its core. The role-holder will be pivotal in the effective implementation of a new University Learning and Teaching Strategy, ensuring inclusive practices are threaded through all our academic activities and facilitating our nine Academic Schools to deliver strategic objectives. The role-holder will also take responsibility for coordinating external regulatory processes relevant specifically to learning and teaching, including the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework (TEF).

Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic, the Head of Learning and Teaching will drive new approaches to staff and student engagement, ensuring students are positioned as partners in pedagogical innovation and curriculum development. Critical to this role is the ability of the Head of Learning and Teaching to foster effective relationships with all staff involved in teaching and supporting learning, and to provide inspirational leadership for the Learning and Teaching Team.

The Head of Learning and Teaching has line management responsibility for 2.0 FTE Senior Lecturers in Academic Practice/Educational Developers and 1.0 FTE administrator. The post is an academic role within a professional service.

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us the fastest growing University in the U.K. over the past two years.

Now we are building on that achievement, developing a new Strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region.

We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset and investing in enabling this expertise to thrive.

As a Stonewall Top 100 employer and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our team: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions.

All of this takes place at the heart of beautiful York, recently named by the Sunday Times as the best U.K. city to grow up in because of the quality of education, culture and community spirit that we form part of!

This is an exciting time for York St John University and, for the role-holder, it is an opportunity to lead on change that supports our academic community, and realises the highest quality student experiences through connected, cohesive and inclusive approaches to pedagogical and curricular innovation and development.

If you would like to shape the story of a 175 year old institution with a fantastic future, we would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries are welcomed; please contact DVCadmin@yorksj.ac.uk.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –


  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date -
Friday 21 September 2018 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date -
Friday 19 October 2018