Director of Learning, Teaching, and Academic Student Experience

York, United Kingdom
£66,000 to £80,000
24 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department:     Vice Chancellor's Office
Salary:     £66,000 to £80,000
Closing Date:     Thursday 13 June 2019 at midnight
Interview Date:     Monday 08 July 2019

Salary - £66,000 - £80,000 per annum

Full time, permanent position

Location - York

Are you passionate about the transformative power of university education? Are you ready for a new challenge that will see you impact and enhance the academic experience of students across two great cities?

York St John University is responding to the changing landscape in Higher Education through our Strategy 2026. At the heart of this is our commitment to outstanding learning and research that enables our graduates to succeed and that raises our academic profile. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader to shape, direct and deliver an inspiring academic student experience at both our main campus in the heart of the historic city of York and our sister-campus located in central London.

As Director of Learning, Teaching, and Academic Student Experience you will have a relentless focus on student outcomes, working with a broad range of stakeholders to create an environment of high academic rigour in which students are challenged to think, perform and grow to fulfil their potential. You will oversee strategic projects and programmes relevant to learning, teaching and curricula, for which the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) is accountable, and will deputise for the DVC as and when required. The post is an academic role within a professional service.

As our ideal candidate, you will share our values of fairness, intellectual generosity, and inspiring each other to succeed. Through your significant experience of academic leadership, you will bring vision, impact and credibility to the role through your strong commitment to collaborative working and of fostering a learning environment in which students and colleagues thrive.

You will be a member of the University’s Senior Leadership Team.

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.

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all request for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Shortlisting - week commencing 28 June 2019

Closing Date -
Thursday 13 June 2019 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date -
Monday 08 July 2019

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