About Arden University
At Arden University our vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere. Arden has ambitions to disrupt the traditional concept of how people access Higher Education, in line with Government policy. 2018 is therefore 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 6 UK and international 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.
The University’s Registrar reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and is a member of the senior management team with leadership and management responsibility for the strategic direction, delivery and effective performance of the University’s academic services, quality and planning, student records and registry. The Registrar is responsible for ensuring Arden’s compliance with internal regulations and procedures, and external regulatory requirements.
Based in Coventry, they will lead the preparation and execution of reviews by external quality and government agencies and ensure regular and effective engagement with the Office for Students (OFS), the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) and other relevant agencies. In collaboration with senior academic colleagues, they will lead the review, development, publication and implementation of the University’s Regulatory Framework, ensuring that the requirements and expectations of regulatory and government bodies regarding academic standards and quality of higher education provision are met. The Registrar chairs the University’s Quality Standards Committee (QSC), a sub-committee of Academic Board.
You will be an ambitious and highly resilient individual with a passion for driving forward innovation in a way that challenges traditional higher education by providing students with more choice, flexible study opportunities and better access. You are exceptionally strong administratively and can deliver rapid solutions to complex problems. Your leadership experience has given you an exceptional skill in managing change in a fast-paced environment focussed on delivering excellence in academic and student services, and in planning, all of which are critical success factors to delivering on student success. 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.