Director of International & Professional Services

Gloucester, Gloucestershire (GB)
£61,037 - £72,523 per annum, dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience plus excellent benefits
24 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of International & Professional Services

Position: Director of International & Professional Services
Location: We have offices in Gloucester and Glasgow, as well as offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly from home
Job type: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £61,037 - £72,523 per annum, dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience plus excellent benefits
Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022 at midnight

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.

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced quality assurance professional 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 will lead on the delivery of QAA’s international activities, committed to providing high standards of customer service and to driving systems and process changes required to meet those standards. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of all aspects of the Agency’s international work, including QAA’s international membership services, accreditation, consultancy and QE-TNE (quality evaluation and enhancement of UK transnational education). In addition, you will also be responsible for leading on QAA’s international partnership building, ensuring the Agency continues to work with governments, agencies and institutions globally to benefit UK higher education and its international reputation.

About you 

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and innovative quality assurance professional, with a broad understanding of service delivery models, concepts and principles gained through extensive business exposure in a diverse range of organisations or services.

You will have a strong track record of identifying, developing and delivering opportunities for international development along with experience of operating within a customer-focused and target-driven environment.

Regular national and international travel will be required.

More information can be found in the job description. 

Closing date for applications is on Sunday 24th July 2022 at midnight. 

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter to For an informal discussion, please contact Henry Timpson at TalentEdu on 020 3290 2907 or at  

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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