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Head of Innovation and Quality

Deadline for applications: N/A

Do you have a passion for Quality and Innovation in a teaching and learning environment? Would you thrive in a role that gives you the autonomy to drive innovation and quality within a centre full of international students?

We are Study Group, a global pathway provider in International Education. Due to exciting change and growth, our University of Surrey International Study Centre are introducing a brand new role. If you value quality, have creative ideas to implement innovation, and enjoy working in an collaborative global environment, then please keep reading.

What is this role and where does it fit in?

This is a brand new role that reports directly to the Centre Director. The role will provide leadership on quality and academic innovation at the Centre, ensuring that the Centre adheres to relevant academic policies, procedures and quality frameworks; and that new products are developed and introduced to the portfolio of courses. The post holder will be the key partnership interface between the Centre and the University and also with the Provider, in matters relating to Quality and Enhancement. This role also requires line management of the Progression and Transition Coordinator, with a dotted line into three other relevant staff.

Salary: £41,000 per annum
Contract Type: Full time, permanent

What experience do you need?

We are looking for an action orientated, strategic thinker, that has a clear commitment in excellence and teaching. The right candidate will be someone that thrives from innovation and has creative ideas. If you have experience in some of the below then we would certainly be interested:

  • Leadership and management experience for quality assurance within a teaching and learning environment, with evidence of significant success
  • Experience of teaching at levels 4 and above in UK higher or further education
  • Experience of teaching international students
  • Experience of planning and running complex education courses and programmes
  • Experience of leading and facilitating academic change within quality assurance frameworks of to quality codes
  • Experience of partnership working or partnership management in the education sector.

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.

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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.