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Centre Director

Deadline for applications: 31st August

Salary: Circa £65,000 per annum
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

Job overview

Our Sussex University International Study Centre is one of the biggest centres within the UK Study Group network. We are looking for an academic leader with an excellent understanding of the international pathway education system to take ownership of the operational delivery of the centre, whilst working strategically with the Cluster Director to deliver the wider Study Group strategy. Working with our University partner you will represent Study Group to build lasting relationships, whilst acting as a pioneer for international education.

You’ll be tasked to analyse the works streams within the centre and implement change management strategies that will have a positive impact on student experience and progression. The centre is fast paced and forward thinking, and there’s ample opportunity for you to oversee the development of new exciting programmes.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead and motivate ISC academic staff to contribute to ensuring the best possible student outcomes and student experience.
  • Provide effective performance management of direct reports, including: setting personal objectives and KPIs; regularly reviewing performance of direct reports; and conducting formal performance reviews according to company policy and procedures.
  • Lead the planning, management and delivery of all ISC’s academic programmes and courses to ensure the best possible student outcomes and student experience.
  • Set the framework for and oversee the allocation of teaching resources, ensuring that teaching and learning activities are planned and delivered within an agreed budget and meet operational margins.
  • Provide leadership to ensure that the Deputy Director, Curriculum and Progression and Deputy Director Quality and Innovation design and introduce new courses and products as appropriate to the College’s strategic Partnership Development Plan.
  • Lead on ensuring that the design and delivery of all courses are conducted with reference to and according to Study Group’s, University of Sussex and relevant external agencies’ quality frameworks, policies, procedures and codes of practice.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key contacts at the University, ensuring a full understanding of relevant University curriculum content, assessment modes and quality policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate interaction between University staff and ISC academic and professional services staff to ensure the best possible transition for students.

Experience and qualifications

  • You’ll be an academic leader with experience managing a similar centre or large department within a Further Education or Higher Education environment (essential)
  • You will be experienced in leading on the development of programmes/curriculum (essential)
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree (essential)

Key benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • A 30-day holiday allowance that is not restricted to outside of term time
  • A large global network that offers fantastic career opportunities

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?

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 with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.

Innovation

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.

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 develop their career.