Associate Director of Learning and Teaching

16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Associate Director of Learning and Teaching (Workplace Learning and Degree Apprenticeships)

Office of the Vice Chancellor – Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre

Salary: £57,319 - £63,321 pa

Grade: AM1

Full time appointment working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Fixed Term contract for a period of 4 years

The Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre (LTIC) at University of Hertfordshire are looking for a dynamic, creative and experienced academic to provide leadership to support the University’s Strategic Plan in the development and enhancement of workplace learning and employability (including degree apprenticeships). The role will include responsibility for: 

• The development and implementation of policies and processes to record placement, accredited and non-accredited workplace learning (UK and International)
• Chairing the Placement Policy Group and reporting annually to Academic Standards and Audit Committee (ASAC)
• Chairing the Academic Degree Apprenticeship Development Team
• Maintaining a risk-based approach to the development and approval of workplace learning agreements
• Development of guidance and documentation for quality assurance processes for degree apprenticeships in partnership with the Centre for Academic Quality Assurance (CAQA) 
•  Liaising with Careers and Employment Service (CES) senior team in developing and supporting schools’ approaches to work place learning
•  Providing expert advice to professional and academic business units to ensure the smooth implementation of degree apprenticeships within the Academic Portfolio
•  Liaising with the Enterprise and Business Development Team in relation to the marketing and sales of degree apprenticeships

The ability to make and maintain effective working relationships plus experience of influencing, mentoring and supporting colleagues, preferably in relation to work-based and placement learning are essential qualities for this role. Knowledge of national developments associated with degree apprenticeships and a sound understanding of workplace learning and professional/industry engagement in programmes within the Higher Education sector are also key attributes. 

Skills and experience needed:


• Evidence of personal credibility as a teacher in Higher Education
• Evidence of leading a curriculum design process which included workplace learning activity
• Evidence of understanding of higher or degree apprenticeship curriculum design 
• Excellent communication skills
• An ability to make and maintain effective working relationships
• An excellent understanding of current curriculum design approaches in higher education
• An excellent understanding of programme evaluation methods 
• Proven ability to work with staff from a range of disciplines
• Proven ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Evidence of ability to use, and to consider the use of, appropriate learning technologies to support flexible learning
• Experience of influencing, mentoring and supporting colleagues in their development, preferably in relation to curriculum design
• In-depth knowledge of academic quality processes 


• Experience of working with collaborative partners
• Leading projects 
• Understanding of the University’s strategic aims in educational practice
• An understanding of graduate employability, quality assurance and wider UK Higher Education landscape
• Experiencing of influencing and supporting colleagues in the development of innovative curricula
• External profile in relation to workplace learning and/or degree apprenticeships

Qualifications required:


•  Degree
•  Postgraduate qualification or equivalent, preferably in a learning and teaching area
•  Fellowship of the HEA 


•  Doctorate Masters by Research, or Master’s degree 
•  Senior Fellowship of the HEA, or the ability to achieve this within the first six months

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Apply online at

Ref: 014447

Closing date: 29th March 2017.

Interviews: Provisionally 11th and/or 13th April 2017.

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