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Head of Engineering

Deadline for applications: N/A

Salary: £36,961 per annum
Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Job overview

Here at the University of Huddersfield International Centre, we pride ourselves in providing a supportive learning experience that prepares our students for the challenges of undergraduate and postgraduate study. We are dedicated to providing excellent academic and English skills and knowledge that will enable our International students to progress onto their chosen programme of study at the University and an eventual successful career.

Our academic team enjoy a collaborative approach to Teaching and Learning by supporting each other in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our programmes and modules content. We place the student at the centre of all we do, so if you are passionate about changing lives through opportunities in education and are fully committed to providing a fantastic student experience, this role is for you.

We are now seeking a mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering teaching specialist with management experience to lead a department which has grown significantly over the past few years. You will be responsible for managing a team of Engineering, Science and Computing tutors, the support and success of our international students (studying International Foundation and Year One programmes) and effective liaison with colleagues and departments within the University. You will also play an important role in the management of quality assurance and be a member of the Centre Management Team.

Key responsibilities

  • You will line manage, develop and appraise the Engineering, Science and Computing (ESC) Team
  • Maintain and develop the ESC provision delivered by the Centre
  • Participate in ESC Team meetings at Provider (Study Group) level
  • Organise and chair Programme meetings to a schedule directed by the Head of Centre
  • Plan appropriate, effective and inclusive learning programmes through schemes of work that promote equality and engage with diversity
  • Plan teaching sessions which accommodate individualised learning using a variety of resources, including digital learning (lesson planning)
  • Be aware of and comply with all Centre quality assurance processes such as observation of teaching and learning, audits of teaching and learning material (including VLE content) programme and module evaluation and subject team performance reviews


  • Extensive experience in engineering with experience delivering engineering programmes at levels 3 and 4.
  • Your approach will be student-centred with experience teaching in a Further Education or Higher Education environment.
  • Ability to contribute to the design, development and evaluation of curriculum, resources and assessment methods
  • A Masters and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline
  • You will be a team player that can lead a team of Academic Tutors.

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 dedication. 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.