Director of the Centre for Education Support and Innovation

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd) (GB)
20 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Cardiff University 
Director of the Centre for Education Support and Innovation

Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision, located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. One of the world’s top 100 universities, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, its students benefit from teaching that is driven by curiosity and creativity. Cardiff is committed to working in partnership with its students to create a stimulating and supportive environment in which all can thrive, preparing them for bright and successful futures. 

The University’s new institutional strategy, The Way Forward 2018-23, sets out its vision to be world-leading, research excellent and educationally outstanding. Key to this continued success is an enhanced focus on fostering teaching excellence, valuing the student voice and creating a high-quality learning environment that facilitates innovation and supports a transformative student experience. This motivation has driven the establishment of the Cardiff University Centre for Education Support and Innovation, an institution-wide resource which will enable this academic vision, championing digital innovation and student engagement, supporting curriculum design and enhancing pedagogic skills. 

The University is now seeking a dynamic and creative individual to join them in this mission as the inaugural Director of the Centre. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience and Academic Standards), the Director will be responsible for the Centre’s operational and strategic management, leading the development of the Centre’s three flagship programmes, and contributing to the success of the education and students’ agenda at Cardiff more widely. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an expert understanding of and passion for the learning and teaching agenda. They will be committed to working with students and to driving innovation, and will have the ability to inspire a diverse set of stakeholders. Applications will be welcomed from both senior academic or professional services candidates who demonstrate an aptitude to build credibility and engage academic and student communities alike. 

Cardiff University will be supported in this appointment by the executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting 3633. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18th July 2018.