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Deputy College Director

Deadline for applications: N/A

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Job overview

Study Group’s pathway programmes are specially designed, university-recognised courses that help students to gain the academic, English language and learning standards necessary in order to succeed in the UK or European education environment.

The University Of Sheffield International College is the largest pathway college within the UK & Europe with over 2000 students enrolled annually. Our international students study bespoke academic programmes, which provide them with a pathway into the University of Sheffield for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Due to significant growth, we are excited to grow our Senior Management team within the centre by introducing a new Deputy College Director.

Key responsibilities

As Deputy College Director you will support the College Director in the management and leadership of the University Of Sheffield International College, across the academic and Professional Services team, taking a ‘one team’ approach. You will be responsible for supporting the performance of the curriculum team to deliver a great student experience both inside and outside the classroom. As a senior leader, you will play a key role in leading a team and setting high expectations for students and teachers, which allows them to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students and stakeholders. You will be responsible for achieving excellent student outcomes, quality assurance and enhancement of our curriculum.

You will also be responsible for supporting and guiding the Professional Services team, in order to ensure that key legislation is adhered to (Health and Safety, Safeguarding, UKVI Compliance) and that high-quality services, support and experiences are delivered to students and staff members alike.

Experience and qualification

  • You will have proven experience of strategic leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary environment, with evidence of significant success and results.
  • You will have a strong understanding of UK Further Education and Higher Education and experience of managing study programmes, student support services, administration and staff within an international, UK further and/or Higher Education context.
  • You will be able to articulate and implement a clear vision to drive forward continuous improvement, as well as monitor and achieve our targets for student outcomes.
  • You will be able to demonstrate strong ability and a track record of collaborative working, which would facilitate strong working relationships with our university partner, as well as across the Study Group network.
  • Experience of leading & line managing college managers
  • An Academic qualification at postgraduate or equivalent is require

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.