Head of Psychology Programmes

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
28 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

About Arden University

At Arden University our vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere. 2018 will be an exciting year for the University as we continue with our transformation and development programme, driving an industry-leading learner experience and further developing our innovative ‘compressed-blended’ full time degrees across 5 campus locations.

We are a values driven organisation, and in line with our values of supportiveness, integrity, innovation and ownership, we want to make sure that each of our study centres is delivering an outstanding student experience that is completely aligned to our brand promise, whilst providing a tailored and personalised experience reflective of the local needs and culture of the student and staff profile. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our students and the importance our staff across the organisation place on supporting students to realise their potential. We recognise that the pressures of people’s hectic, modern lives often means our students are constrained - by location, cost, family/caring commitments or simply time. By making our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available through both online distance learning and flexible on-campus ‘blended’ study, we have been able to support students ranging from 18 to 80 years old to achieve their ambitions and benefit from Higher Education.

Vacancy: Head of Psychology Programmes (Based at Coventry)

Our Head of Psychology Programmes will be a visionary and ambitious subject specialist responsible for the management and academic delivery of a suite of qualifications within their discipline across all modes of study and versions of the award including those with partner organisations. They will have line and performance management responsibility for all academics teaching on the programmes. The Head of Psychology Programmes will be the key point of contact in working with the British Psychological Society and other PSRBs in ensuring that Arden University continues to meet the required conditions of accreditation. In addition they will be expected to contribute to a range of broader academic initiatives within the University including leading on new programme developments within the portfolio. This dynamic growth provides a platform for exciting opportunities and career progression for the right candidate.

Personal Profile

You will hold a  relevant degree in Psychology (eligible for BPS GBC) and be qualified to PhD level having a strong track record of scholarly activity with a teaching and learning focus. Ideally you will be a Chartered Psychologist. You should have experience of curriculum development and delivery in online and/or blended learning environments and an understanding of current trends and policy within the discipline and the wider regulatory environment. You should also have proven programme and team performance management ability in a comparable organisation and experience of successfully managing relationships with PSRBs such as the BPS.

You will be a self-motivator with strong initiative, a positive outlook and ambition to succeed. You must be able to establish and develop productive relationships as a team player and clearly communicate ideas and information to all levels of people both within the programme team and across the organisation. You should be able to provide strong team leadership and vision through effective collaboration with others to achieve agreed objectives.

You will be creative problem solver and influencer with excellent analytical skills and a real passion for delivering excellence. You will have high energy, determination and drive, always championing the voice of your colleagues and students.

This is an exciting time to join a University that represents the future of Higher Education – please get in touch to receive a fuller job specification.