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Academic Manager

Closing date for applications: 2 April 2018

Job Description

This is a fixed term contract ending 30 September 2018.

We are Study Group, a private equity global organisation that provides world class education programmes to International Students all over the world! We are an alluring business that offers ample opportunity and a collaborative approach across the network that creates a community that we are proud of. Most importantly, our students come first and we are lucky enough to engage with over 70,000 students each year!

University of Surrey International Study Centre, our Surrey Study Centre, based in Guildford, is based in the heart of a beautiful campus that is extremely picturesque with a calm, peaceful atmosphere. The centre offers an International Foundation programme, a Pre-Masters programme, and English language preparation courses. There are a variety of pathways offered on both programmes as well as a variety of students from all across the globe.

Are you an experienced academic and curriculum manager? Do you have a passion for quality and enjoy a challenge? Would you like to work for a global business, gaining unique experience, working in partnership with the University of Surrey? If so then this could be a perfect role for you. We are seeking an Academic Manager to join the business on a fixed term contract that will taking responsibility of the teaching staff, programmes, and quality of the academic delivery.

What does a role at Study Group mean?

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

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

Innovation – We encourage innovation throughout our centres, ensuring that are 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.

Opportunity - 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 developer their career.

Key Responsibilities 

This is a key role within the centre acting as part of the senior management team. The role will be responsible for the academic management of the Surrey centre, overseeing the effectiveness of the teaching staff, programmes and the overall quality of the academic delivery. The role will also provide co-ordination of teaching, learning and assessment and academic management, as well giving inspirational leadership and direction to the tutors at Surrey ISC.

Selection Criteria

Experience Required

  • Substantial academic and curriculum management experience
  • A track record of delivering quality improvements in an education setting.
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Strong proven leadership skills

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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Application deadline 2 April 2018