Director of Quality and Standards

  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Canterbury, Kent (GB)
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Director of Quality and Standards
Job Ref: REQ01970
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Canterbury Christ Church University is recognised as a leader in education, research and enterprise that supports the South East region's communities, businesses and economic growth and that is focused on delivering an excellent and inclusive student experience that provides enterprising, professional graduates.  We want to do more than just provide our students with a high-quality education. We also want to work in partnership with our students to ensure they graduate with an understanding of the challenges facing society and our world, and have the skills, commitment and personal qualities needed to help address them.

We have ambitious plans for the future, and we are seeking to appoint a new Director of Quality and Standards.  As the University expands and identifies new areas for growth - including undergraduate and postgraduate apprenticeships, micro-credentials and an increased range of international and UK partnerships - the post holder will ensure academic rigour and effective risk management.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, this senior role is an opportunity to provide inspirational leadership and to ensure that the University meets its external obligations whilst supporting the development of excellent student experiences.  Key aspects of the role include leading the Quality and Standards Office, ensuring effective academic governance and providing a responsive quality-assurance infrastructure.

We are seeking an experienced leader who will deploy expert knowledge and skills to influence University strategy and contribute to the long-term direction of the organisation.  You will demonstrate significant strategic management skills and extensive knowledge of academic governance, policy, regulations and procedures.  You will be able to lead and engage others to respond effectively to the fast-changing needs and expectations of regulatory bodies, students, staff and our other stakeholders.

As Director of Quality and Standards, you will work collaboratively with other leaders and colleagues across the University.  You will possess excellent communication skills, a deep understanding of higher education policy and regulation and have demonstrable experience of working with external stakeholders, including the Quality Assurance Agency and Ofsted.

Additional Information
Start date for applications: Friday 19th March 2021 
Closing date for applications: Friday 16th April 2021
Interviews are to be held: Friday 21st May 2021

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University's redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

CCCU strives to be an open and accessible organisation; one that upholds the values of equality and diversity and actively stands against all forms of discrimination. We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.