To lead and manage designated staff and activities specifically relating to academic standards and quality and to provide guidance and direction to senior management across the school and to the academic community, to ensure that the School’s reputation is protected and that the School is compliant with quality assurance and regulatory frameworks.
The activities of the Head of Academic Standards and Quality influence the way in which the School is perceived locally, nationally and internationally in terms of reputation, academic standards and the quality of the student experience.
Fulfilment of the role requires contact with senior staff across the School including, influencing, negotiation and brokering, provision of advice and guidance and, when necessary, giving direction. It also involves direct line management of the Academic Standards and Quality team, including the prioritization of work, objective setting and performance monitoring and staff development.
To work with senior School managers to ensure that there are appropriate academic structures and policies in place that enable the School to implement its academic strategy, its obligations to its students and which ensure that the School’s good name and reputation is protected and is compliant with external academic quality assurance, regulatory and legal frameworks.
To lead and manage the Academic Standards and Quality team within the Secretariat, to ensure that core elements of quality assurance are delivered effectively and that the team is suitably equipped and experienced to give professional advice.
To promote a culture of proactivity, innovation, transparency, collaboration, flexibility in the areas of quality and standards management and to encourage the effective deployment of resources which are distributed across different parts of the School.