Faculty Academic Director - Student Experience

University of the West of England, Bristol

Europe , United Kingdom


Ending On: 03 Oct 2019 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Faculty Academic Director - Student Experience



Requirements: Salary: £59,828 to £61,618 per annum
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Location: Bristol
Salary: £59,828 to £61,618 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th September 2019
Closes: 3rd October 2019
Job Ref: R00409

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an established academic to join UWE Bristol as Faculty Academic Director for Student Experience.

The role: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student, Experience this post is a key leadership and management role within the Faculty of Business and Law.

The role holder will have faculty-wide responsibility for a portfolio relating to the student experience and will work closely with the Faculty Executive to develop a strategy and plan for the portfolio, ensuring the successful implementation of that plan, including the delivery through the leadership of project teams.

The student experience is at the heart of everything we do and is core to the UWE 2030 strategy and the Director of Student Experience will be key to delivering an excellent student experience for all in the faculty. You will therefore be expected to work with departments right across the faculty and also with relevant professional services to ensure the successful delivery of UWE-wide Student Experience strategies and policies for all of our students studying at UWE campuses and at academic partners in the UK and overseas.

About you: We are looking for an accomplished academic manager with proven leadership skills within a comparable higher education setting who has a substantial record of achievement as an academic and proven ability to inspire and engage teams in new and innovative pedagogies and technologies. You should also be able to demonstrate extensive experience in fostering meaningful relationships and effective partnership working with external organisations and professional bodies combined with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues and demands facing the Higher Education sector.

About us: UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university and one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Students come to study with us from all over the UK as well as from another 140 countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey placing us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and the Guardian has now placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates we offer a wide range of staff benefits which includes a holiday allowance of 35 days as well as up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes, employee assistance programme, retail discount scheme and a range of family friendly policies.

We also have a generous relocation package to support qualifying candidates in moving to the area.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Nadine Fry, Head of Department, by email at Nadine.Fry@uwe.ac.uk 

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment.

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