Head of Education Programmes

London (Greater) (GB)
10 May 2022
End of advertisement period
22 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen Mary Academy
Post title: Head of Education Programmes
Post ref: QMUL 28631

About the Role

Are you a leader with in-depth knowledge of effective pedagogy in higher education and experience of coordinating a development portfolio for educators?  Are you looking for a new and exciting role where you can help shape the future of education at Queen Mary?

This is an exciting opportunity for you to lead the team which plays a pivotal role in supporting our educators, ensuring that provision is responsive and aligned with Queen Mary’s ambitious strategic objectives.

Working collaboratively, you will build strong and collaborative relationships with key leaders and stakeholders at Faculty and School/Institute level.

You will lead a review of our existing credit-bearing programmes, ensuring that provision is aligned with our Education Approach and strategic priorities and embedding reflective practice across the full range of the team's delivery.

A key priority will be leading the development and delivery of new education programmes. We are committed to supporting educators at all stages of their career, so this will include a new programme of discipline-relevant training for postgraduate research students who teach.

You will be responsible for achieving ambitious targets for recognition of our staff though Advance HE Fellowship, including implementation of a new dialogic approach to assessment.

You will also lead and/or contribute to university-wide strategic projects with a focus on education development, managing the strategic project work of the team to successful, impactful, and timely completion.

About You
You will need authoritative knowledge of effective pedagogy in higher education, alongside significant experience of coordinating a development portfolio for educators.

You will have experience of leading large scale change projects in HE, with the ability to influence and build positive working relationships.

You’ll also need to demonstrate a proven track record of designing and delivering successful education programmes for academic staff which deliver institutional strategic priorities.

About the Academy
The Queen Mary Academy is a flagship department at Queen Mary. It provides academic practice development for academic staff, teaching staff, research staff, and research students. Guided by the university’s 2030 Strategy and associated enabling plans, the Academy delivers development programmes that enable the delivery of an inclusive educational environment where students and staff flourish and reach their true potential. The Academy offers a comprehensive academic practice development portfolio for staff and research students at all stages of their careers, from teaching assistants through to the professoriate. Located within the Office of the Principal, the Queen Mary Academy reports to the Vice-Principal (Education) and has a dotted-line report to the Vice-Principal (Research) to ensure strategic alignment in our approach. The Academy also works closely with academic, doctoral college, research services, academy registry and council secretariat, and professional development colleagues.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based in Dept W at Stepney Green in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £56,678 - £63,351 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Janet De Wilde janet.dewilde@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 22 May .