Programme Leader - Business, Law and Social Sciences
Kaplan International
20d ago

About Kaplan International Colleges

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options -

from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA, China and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges.

In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-

campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities.

The University of Nottingham International College

Located on University Boulevard, directly opposite the University Park campus, University of Nottingham International College welcomed its first students in January 2017.

Providing new routes for international students to the University of Nottingham, the fast-growing International College delivers undergraduate foundation programmes and pre-

Master’s programmes to support students in progressing to this internationally recognised world-class institution, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

About the role

You will have significant teaching and coordination experience gained within the education sector, as well as experience in managing a team.

You will be responsible for the academic management and development of programmes offered by the College.

These include Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences and Pre-Master’s in Business, Law and Social Sciences.

The post will be of particular interest if you are seeking career development, have strong experience of working with international students and have the flexibility of approach to enjoy being involved with dynamic projects.

Main responsibilities and functions

Duties include :

Planning, management and quality assurance of programmes offered by the College, including liaison with the partner university and the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Quality (CLIQ)

Maintaining academic oversight of the delivery, assessment and monitoring of subject modules on programmes offered by the College

Liaising with academic staff on relevant aspects of programme / module design, delivery, assessment and monitoring on modules delivered across all programme pathways

Liaising with Tutors on matters related to student academic and pastoral support initiatives and progression support processes

Supporting students in achieving excellent academic outcomes

Production of Programme Handbooks, module handbooks, subject overviews, VLE and other materials to support the delivery of programmes offered by the College

Collating staff, student and partner feedback and preparing reports

Attending Joint Academic Management Boards and liaising with External Examiners

Production of annual programme reports, termly and annual module reports and production and analysis of statistical information including QAA action planning for quality assurance processes

Leading operational and strategic meetings involving academic staff teams to address team- and college-related issues and preparing action plans and implementing outcomes for programmes offered by the College

Assisting with the development and maintenance of the College virtual learning environment (VLE) and facilitating student access to virtual learning options

Providing academic leadership to and management of a team of full-time and sessional staff involved in the delivery of subject modules on programmes offered by the College to ensure integration and coordination of academic practice

Line management responsibility for full-time and sessional staff involved in the delivery of programmes offered by the College

Assisting with the recruitment, training, retention and performance review of academic staff members on programmes

Contributing to the teaching delivery and assessment of modules as part of the programmes offered by the College (normal teaching load of 8 hours per week)

Providing, as and when required, academic management and coordination for modules in the role of Module Co-ordinator.

This includes preparing module guides and updating module-related information for modules

Coordinating with academic and administrative staff and the national KIC Centre for Learning Innovation and Quality (CLIQ) across the KIC network to ensure that all aspects of the module mid-

term assessments and final examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessments are carried out by the College in line with established procedures

Overseeing and contributing to the marking, double-marking and feedback provision systems and processes, and ensuring that standardisation principles and practices are followed based on the KIC Academic Standards & Quality Manual

Providing input to the annual review and reporting process and the College Action Plan

Liaising with College Services to ensure all teaching staff are assisting with the maintenance of an accurate and up-to-

date record of student attendance, performance and lesson content records for modules delivered

Communicating with Student Services staff to provide leadership and support during student induction and progression

Representing the College at appropriate admissions, marketing and academic events and meetings with Link Tutors and staff from the partner university and externally

Any other duties as required from time to time by the College Director.

Reporting responsibilities

The main reporting line will initially be to the Academic Director.

Candidate profile

You will enjoy working with international students, be customer orientated and performance driven.

In addition the successful candidate will have :

A Bachelor degree in a relevant area and preferably a Master’s degree or higher

Understanding of UK further and higher education and experience of academic management and quality assurance

Significant teaching experience within a UK higher education context and experience of working with international students

Experience of managing and providing academic leadership to a team of staff

Ability to develop and update teaching material and experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment

Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)

A student-centered and client-focused approach

Strong record-keeping and data management skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines

Location and Start Dates

Location : University of Nottingham International College

Start Date : 1 March 2019

Application Procedure

If you have the requisite experience, and are excited by the opportunity of working with a strong group of professionals and renowned University Partner in a growing organization, please upload your CV along with covering letter via the online link.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact :

Academic Director

University of Nottingham International College

Tel : +44 (0) 115 6849980

Email : tafadzwa.masiye

Closing Deadline for Applications 15 February 2019, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 22 February 2019.

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure Barring Service and professional reference checks.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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