Director of Academic and Student Services (DASS)

London (GB)
£45,000 - £55,000 per annum
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Academic and Student Services (DASS)

POSITION STATUS:  Ongoing following successful probation period
SALARY SCALE:   £45,000 - £55,000 per annum
RESPONSIBLE TO:   College Director/Principal
BONUS SCHEME:   EVA 20% of fixed salary
PROBATION PERIOD:  Three (3) months
ANNUAL LEAVE:   36 days inclusive of eight (8) Bank Holidays
Division:  University Programmes Division

Reports to: College Director Principal

Company Overview

Navitas Limited is an Australian owned public listed company. An industry leader in providing managed campus services, pre-university and university pathway programmes for domestic (Australia only) and international students. 

Navitas conducts a wide range of activities in Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Our Colleges are modern and dynamic educational institutions committed to providing quality educational programmes and excellent student support in an environment that encourages students to achieve the best possible results in their studies.

The 10 UK Colleges offer a range of Degree Programme Elements from undergraduate Level 0 (Foundation) to FHEQ Level 4, university degree studies and postgraduate Masters Preliminary programmes in a wide range of degree pathways.  All Colleges are based on the campus of their Partner University and as such are Associate or Affiliate Colleges of their Partner University. In addition to this, Navitas students benefit from the range of facilities open to all University students. 

Overview of the Position:

The Director of Academic and Student Services (DASS) is a key leadership role within LBIC and will assist the College Director/Principal to efficiently and effectively manage the development and delivery of its learning and teaching, quality assurance and student services provision.

Key Result Areas:

1. Academic Services and Administration
2. Student Services and Administration
3. Leadership and Management
4. Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications at the postgraduate level in a discipline relevant to one of those offered by the college
  • Evidence of work related professional development
  • Good understanding of the UK Higher Education system
  • Successful record of managing people, budgets and resources
  • Experience of implementing strategies, standards and practices
  • Deliver focused: driving though change whilst ensuring outcomes are met
  • Understand and respect the critical interface between budget management, quality assurance and student recruitment
  • Possess detailed knowledge and understanding of the Home Office Tier 4 regulations and the QAA’s Code of Practice
  • Understand the dynamic and often volatile nature of international  education export business and need therefore to provide best practice levels of care, advice and support to students
  • Substantial experience in curriculum development including the management and evaluation of learning and teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders including University personnel, agents and government organisations
  • Think logically and coherently
  • Articulate, highly motivated, disciplined, team-orientated
  • Possess highly developed interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving, decision-making, team-building and team-working skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and coordination skills in an education environment
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to communicate with staff and students from a diverse range of cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Prioritise duties, and seek clarification and guidance from manager when faced with competing priorities
  • Reporting and presentation skills

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