Manager, Academic Development and Enhancement

Exeter, Devon (GB)
£42,418 up to £56,950
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching Quality Assurance and Enhancement (TQAE)

Manager, Academic Development and Enhancement 

This new full-time post is available from April 2018 on a permanent basis.  

The starting salary will be from £42,418 up to £56,950 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience. 

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

The role

Teaching Quality Assurance and Enhancement consists of Quality and Standards Team, Academic Development Team, Technology Enhanced Learning, Education Projects and Programme Development.  TQAE delivers services across the University through the directorates of Education and Student Support and Compliance, Governance and Risk.

The primary focus of this role is to provide leadership and management of the uninterrupted provision of high quality support and services associated with the Academic Development Team (ADT).  One of the main challenges of this role will be to lead in the activities required to deliver the targets of the Education Strategy and requires someone who can deliver change of academic staff’s hearts and minds through academic training, support and engagement.  Being able to work effectively with a range of academics across different disciplines and to have the confidence of these academics is crucial. You will have line management responsibility for and will be responsible for leading continuous improvement process and delivering enhancements across the full gambit of functions within ADT.  You will be required to represent TQAE on a number of committees and subcommittees and to work collaboratively with College staff and others to ensure the best outcomes for the students and the University. 

About you

You will:

  • Have a Postgraduate qualification in Teaching in HE or equivalent
  • Be a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (or willing to obtain within the first 12 months in role)
  • Have a thorough understanding of the UK higher education landscape
  • Have proven skills in leadership and management of change, demonstrating successful, impactful continuous  improvement methods 
  • Have experience of leadership and line management of a team of staff in the area of professional development
  • Have demonstrable experience of teaching, teacher development and curriculum development

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P61721 in any correspondence.

The closing date for completed applications is 21 March 2018 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information, please contact Roni Roberts, email, or telephone (01392) 723616.  

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.