Programme Director Blended Learning
About Arden University
At Arden University our vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere. 2018 will be an exciting year for the University as we continue with our transformation and development programme, driving an industry-leading learner experience and further developing our innovative ‘compressed-blended’ full time degrees across 5 campus locations.
We are a values driven organisation, and in line with our values of supportiveness, integrity, innovation and ownership, we want to make sure that each of our study centres is delivering an outstanding student experience that is completely aligned to our brand promise, whilst providing a tailored and personalised experience reflective of the local needs and culture of the student and staff profile. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our students and the importance our staff across the organisation place on supporting students to realise their potential. We recognise that the pressures of people’s hectic, modern lives often mean our students are constrained - by location, cost, family/caring commitments or simply time. By making our degrees, masters and MBA programmes available through both online distance learning and flexible on-campus ‘blended’ study, we have been able to support students ranging from 18 to 80 years old to achieve their ambitions and benefit from Higher Education.
Vacancy: Programme Director Blended Learning
The Programme Director Blended Learning is senior member of the Arden University academic team with leadership and management responsibility for a group of Principal Lecturers. Informed by research and best practice they will lead the University’s Blended Learning programme development, innovation and academic delivery. A major goal will be to lead the further improvement of the academic operation of this fast-growing innovative way of learning.
They will deliver effective support to the Blended Learning academic team ensuring an excellent student experience. They will also contribute to a range of broader academic and operational initiatives within the University working extensively with members of the University’s senior management team.
Based at one of the university’s sites in London the role will involve the provision of leadership and engagement with academic colleagues across all the University’s study centres. Regular attendance at the Head Office in Coventry will be required.
You will be an ambitious and highly resilient academic with a passion for driving forward innovation in learning and teaching in a way that challenges traditional higher education by providing students with more choice, flexible study opportunities and better access. You are exceptionally strong operationally and can deliver rapid solutions to complex problems. Your academic leadership experience has given you an exceptional skill in managing change in a fast-paced environment focussed on delivering excellent student experience, and class-leading student progression and completion rates. Crucially, you understand the central nature of people in successful change management by demonstrating a collaborative, inclusive communicative style within an organisation with no ivory towers.
This is an exciting time to join a University that represents the future of Higher Education – please get in touch to receive a fuller job specification or you can apply by sending your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date is Monday 19th February 2018