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Manager, Programme Delivery and Quality

Deadline for applications: N/A

Are you passionate about student success? Can you use your academic and management experience to lead academic teams to develop and deliver high quality courses and programmes? Then this job could be for you! At the University of Waikato Pathways College, student success and operational excellence are two of our key drivers, and we need your knowledge of sound academic process and passion for tertiary education to achieve this vision.

The College offers a range of programmes for international and domestic students, including foundation pathway Certificates and academic and general English language programmes. In addition, we are delighted to be launching new International Diploma programmes this year, and have further developments in the pipeline.

In this context of renewal and growth, we are seeking a dynamic, multi-skilled and experienced Manager to lead our new programmes and ensure the highest academic standards are maintained across the College. This is a vital management role that will drive best practice programme delivery.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Leading academic quality initiatives and processes across the College
  • Leading a high performing team to deliver academic programmes
  • Establishing strong relationships across the University to ensure students success
  • Undertaking curriculum renewal and other improvement projects

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field
  • Strong understanding of the tertiary education environment in New Zealand and internationally
  • Strong people management, planning and project management skills
  • Tertiary teaching experience
  • Significant exposure to academic management, governance, quality assurance and review processes

This is an academic leadership position that will play a major role in the development and growth of the College as we expand our range of provision over the coming years. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Located on the beautiful campus grounds of the University of Waikato, the College is part of the Study Group portfolio of international study colleges. We are committed to developing and maintaining a high performing, inclusive, welcoming learning environment, and creating a better world through education.

For more information or a copy of the position description contact

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.