Head of Online Education

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
£56,048 - £63,059
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The University has a significant and growing portfolio of fully online short courses and degree programmes which are becoming an increasingly important part of our education provision. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional and collaborative individual with demonstrable experience of the online education market to join the University as Head of Online Education to drive forward the continued growth of online provision.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Services and Online Education, the post holder will work closely with the Vice-Principal for Global Engagement to ensure the continued strategic growth of online education in line with the University’s strategic vision and with the Vice-Principal for Regional Engagement to drive forward the University’s approach to upskilling the workforce of tomorrow. 

The post offers an excellent opportunity for individuals who have significant experience and understanding of the online education market and the upskilling agenda. Strong team leadership skills and a partnership working approach will be critical along with a demonstrable track record of delivery of projects on time and to a high standard.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 scale (£56,048 - £63,059), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Gillian Mackintosh, Director of Academic Services & Online Education ( 

Applications are welcomed from candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from those under-represented in the University currently, such as people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds.  

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Susan White, Senior HR Partner (e-mail: for further information. 

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Job Reference Number: ONL011AX

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 4 June 2023

The Directorate of Academic Services and Online Education embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.