Quality Specialist - QAA Global

Flexible working offered, with regular travel to Head Office located in Gloucester
£35,369 - £44,523 per annum, dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience plus excellent benefits
23 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Description

This is an exciting time to join an organisation with an important role in the UK’s world-class higher education sector. Over the last year, the UK higher education landscape has adapted rapidly in unique circumstances and QAA's priority has been to support providers as they meet these challenges.

We are the UK's independent quality body for higher education with a mission to safeguard and improve the quality of UK higher education, wherever it is delivered in the world. QAA works as the designated quality body for higher education in England, and works closely with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our new membership scheme was launched in August 2019. We're changing the way we work and introducing new services to benefit universities and colleges throughout the UK and support their operation globally.


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Quality Specialist, who shares our commitment to improving and promoting the UK’s world-class reputation for delivering a quality higher education experience for all students.

This role within our International and Professional Services team is responsible for contributing to the development, delivery and management of QAA Global’s Accreditation and International functions. The role will work closely with relevant stakeholders and organisations, increasing the role, influence and standing of QAA and creating new business opportunities.


We are looking for someone who has experience of dealing with international clients and managing international activities, ideally within a higher education environment, as well as assuring academic standards and quality in a senior capacity.

You should have experience of UK quality assurance and academic standards, as well as transnational higher education, preferably through involvement in its development, management and continuous improvement. Ideally, candidates will also have experience of designing and delivering training in higher education and international contexts.

Highly effective interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at a national or international level will be key to the success of this role.

More information can be found in the job description.

Other information

Position: Quality Specialist - QAA Global

Location: We have offices in Gloucester, Cardiff, Glasgow and London, as well as offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly from home

Job type: Full-time, permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week, flexible working available

Salary: £35,369 - £44,523 per annum, dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience plus excellent benefits

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 August 2021

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a covering letter that clearly sets out your relevant experience to undertake this role.

QAA is fully committed to everyday flexibility and has adopted a culture based on trust and fairness that genuinely encourages QAA and individuals to thrive. Providing that business needs are met, employees should normally be able to work where and when they want. Many of our employees work flexibly in different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please let us know about the flexibility you need in your application.

QAA recognises the positive benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for employees to feel respected, free to be themselves no matter what their identity or background and able to give their best. We value the differences that a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills brings and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants to apply and join us.

If you have not heard from QAA within three weeks of the closing date for this vacancy, then your application has not been successful. Please be aware that we are unable to provide feedback on individual job applications.

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