Head of Business School Accreditations

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
18 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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Head of Business School Accreditations – FT, Perm

We're looking for a highly ambitious and motivated professional manager to lead and manage our plan for accreditations, working closely with the School’s senior management team.

Edinburgh Napier University is proud to be ranked the number one Modern University in Scotland (GUG2021) and number one in Edinburgh for Student Satisfaction (NSS2020). Our Business School, one of the largest in the UK, delivers high quality education that connects knowledge and skills with industry related, impactful research and innovation. We develop graduates that are highly valued by employers and add value to the communities in which we serve.

We are an ambitious and growing school with an internationally diverse student body, we are continuing to invest in a number of areas, as part of our ambitious strategy to be ‘The Business School for Empowerment, Enterprise and Employability for All’ and wish to secure a number of recognised accreditations such as AACSB and EQUIS which align to and reflect our ambition.

To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video.

The role

As the Head of Business School Accreditations, you will have a good understanding of Business School accreditation requirements and building operational and data management structures for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining recognised accreditations.

You will work closely with the Dean and members of the School Leadership Team, playing a key role in the design of our accreditation strategy and leading on its implementation and management.

You will work with the Leadership Team to establish, monitor and review goals, policies and implementation processes to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements, focussing initially on AACSB as we work towards a Peer Review Team visit in the Spring of 2022. You will be responsible for communicating and championing these accreditation standards and requirements to professional and academic staff within The Business School and act as the primary contact with the external accreditation bodies.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for exceptional candidates who will take a leading role in our ambitious strategy for accreditations, bringing their experience, skills and professionalism to the role, whilst demonstrating a track record of successful accreditation management within a Business School.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Education to a degree level or other equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of standards in business education.
  • Experience of managing accreditation projects to successful conclusion.
  • Extensive experience of data management systems and data analysis.   
  • A track record evidencing strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills.

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135 per annum (Grade 7) + Pension (Employer contribution of 20.9%).

Further Information about our benefits can be found here

Additional information

Application Closing Date: Sunday 24 January 2021 at 11.59pm

Interviews: Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th February 2021

For informal discussions about this position, please contact the Dean, Gail Boag on 0131 455 4310 or g.boag@napier.ac.uk but for all general and application queries please contact the Recruitment Consultant, Sam Baijal, on s.baijal@napier.ac.uk

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role

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