Deputy Head of Quality Assurance & Academic Standards

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Posted on: 
June 20, 2022

Professional Services

Department of Student & Academic Administration (DSAA)

Deputy Head of Quality Assurance & Academic Standards

Employment type: Permanent

Employment basis: Full-time

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum

Post number: ZZ006368-1

Date published: 13 May 2022

Closing date: 22 July 2022

Interview date: 1st week of August 2022

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The Department of Student & Academic Administration (DSAA) is one of the largest central services at the University and is core to its success. The Department is responsible for a diverse and wide-ranging set of critical administrative responsibilities and services across the institution, and these include: student and course management systems, timetabling, admissions, student and programme administration, academic administration, graduation, external returns and data standards, academic standards, quality management, and academic partnerships.

About the Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled professional quality assurance leader to join the Department of Student and Academic Administration at the University of Portsmouth. Under the direction of the Head, as the Deputy Head of Quality Assurance and Academic Standards the Student and Academic Administration Manager (QAS) will lead a team of talented quality assurance specialists. Within a changing sector landscape, the role will focus on innovation and enhancement, and will provide the operational leadership of our University-wide quality assurance frameworks, policies and regulations. The post holder will be responsible for course approval, course and module annual monitoring and academic review, external examining, academic appeals and student disciplinaries, examination and assessment, academic committees, professional and statutory regulatory bodies, and Ofsted inspections and other external quality-related reviews.

About You

You’ll have a successful track record in a senior quality assurance leadership role supporting degree level education, including degree apprenticeships. You will have specialist expert knowledge of quality assurance and enhancement and be aware of sector level developments. You will have had experience leading external reviews and audits. You will have a strategic mindset, and have at the heart of what you do the drive to innovate and improve the student experience and outcomes.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. If you’ve been asked to upload further documents, they should not contain identifying information.

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian, or from other ethnic groups who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

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It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

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