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Centre Director

Deadline for applications: July 25th

Are you an Academic Leader looking for an opportunity that includes both strategic and operational management within a teaching and learning environment? Would you like the opportunity to work closely with The University of Surrey, working for a unique, global business?

If so then this could be a perfect role for you! We are Study Group, a global pathway provider in International Education. Due to some very exciting changes; we are introducing this brand new role to the University of Surrey International Study Centre. This is a fantastic time for the centre as it prepares to introduce its new pre-master’s programme, making this a challenging, varied, and interesting opportunity to be involved with.

What is this role and where does it fit in?

Reporting into the Cluster Director, this is a key role that will provide academic and operational leadership to the team responsible for designing and delivering the University of Surrey International Study Centre’s portfolio of programmes. This role will take ownership of the Academic Standards and Quality Assurance, and student experience within the centre, ensuring that the highest standards are met. The role will lead the relationship with the partner university in respect of operational and academic management matters. As well as this, the Centre Director will take responsibility for Course Approvals, changes, and oversight.

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 plus bonus
Closing Date: 25/07/2018

What experience do you need?

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, innovative, and motivated leader with extensive leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment, with proven success in driving positive change. You will have the ability to adapt in an ever changing environment, whilst adopting an approachable, team player mentality with the staff.

  • Leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment
  • Experience of teaching in UK higher or further education
  • Experience of leading and facilitating change
  • Experience of planning and running complex education courses and programmes
  • Experience of partnership working or partnership management in the education sector
  • Ability to operate within quality assurance frameworks or to quality codes
  • Understanding of UKVI rules and guidance
  • Bachelor degree
  • Teaching qualification Leadership and management training (Desirable)

Where is this role based?

Our University of Surrey International 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.

The Application Process

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 your CV on our Jobs Board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

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.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see attached our Candidate Privacy Policy.

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.