• Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching

    London, £61,177, closing date 2nd Jun 2019

  • Job description

    The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) invites applications for a creative and collaborative Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching. This is a school-wide leadership role, focusing on supporting programme leaders and their teams, and ensuring the day-to-day success of the School and curriculum. You will be a developing academic leader, combining strong management skills with a clear record of excellence in teaching in higher education, and strong individual research and/or scholarship. While the area of academic specialism is open, we strongly encourage application from people working across questions of inclusive practice in the arts. You will contribute to Central’s distinctive specialist identity in training practitioners and researchers who will shape the future of theatre and performance.

    Reporting to the Director of Learning and Teaching, you will work with the Dean and other senior staff to implement strategies, contributing to academic and curriculum development, ensuring Central maintains its world-leading position and meets the diverse needs of its student body, as well as contributing to the ongoing diversification of Central and its programmes. You will collaborate closely with Academic Registry, ensuring that the student experience remains at the heart of Central’s provision. This will involve leading the curricular portfolio review cycle, using data to inform improvement, and ensuring academic staff remain abreast of sector developments and best practice. The role holder will also work with programme teams to ensure workloads are sustainable and maintain a rewarding and collaborative environment.

    You will be a persuasive communicator and champion of our commitment to the highest quality of student and staff experience. While the role’s priority is primarily supporting teaching excellence, there may be occasional teaching and you will contribute to our knowledge exchange profile.

    Central values, embraces and is dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our mission is contingent on a diverse and inclusive student and staff body, bringing richness, knowledge, innovation, new understandings and skills. We especially welcome people to apply from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the drama Conservatoire and Higher Education sector, and who are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment and industry.

    Interviews are scheduled to take place on 20 June 2019 

  • If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you

  • Courses

    • Acting, Voice & Movement

    • Creative, Design & production

    • drama & applied theatre

  • Teaching at Central

    Central aims to train and educate its students to high levels of ability, through specialist courses that prepare them to shape the theatre and performance of tomorrow.

    • Our Teaching Culture

      Central aims to train and educate its students to high levels of ability, through specialist courses that prepare them to shape the theatre and performance of tomorrow.

    • Your Learning Experience

      The student experience and a collaborative approach to learning are at the centre of Central’s mission; we aim to support all our students to become employable and successful in their careers. All our academic staff are dedicated to high quality teaching and research, and are experts in their own fields, bringing a wealth of industry experience.

    • Excellence and Innovation in Teaching

      By creating new challenges in our training environments, and establishing ourselves as world-leading centre for performance teaching and research excellence, we aspire to foster a climate of creativity, artistry and innovation.

  • News listing

    • 2019 Olivier Award Winners

      8 Apr 2019

      Central is delighted to celebrate and share news of this year's Olivier Award-winning productions that involved our graduates, both on and off stage.

    • Dr Naomi Paxton Receives British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award

      9 Apr 2019

      Central’s Knowledge Exchange Fellow Dr Naomi Paxton has received one of 23 new British Academy Rising Star Engagement awards for her work Different Stages: Exploring public engagement for Drama and Theatre early career academics.

    • Professor Carolyn Cooper and Nike Jonah Lead Evening of Events

      19 Mar 2019

      On the evening of 12 March, Central welcomed academics, artists, industry friends and partners and members of its wider staff community for an evening of events focusing on fellowship and providing aspace for a proper conversation and the re-charging of energies and imaginations.  

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