Faculty Academic Director - Strategic Partnerships

The University of the West of England (UWE)

Europe , United Kingdom


Ending On: 05 Oct 2019 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Faculty Academic Director - Strategic Partnerships


Employment: Full-Time

Requirements: Salary: Grade J: £59,828 - £61,618
Location: Bristol, UK
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for an established academic to join UWE Bristol as Faculty Academic Director for Strategic Partnerships .

The role: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships, 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 academic partnerships and internationalisation, the enhancement of the international student experience and the provision and promotion of global opportunities for staff and students.

You will work closely with the Directors of Student Experience and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Innovation and also relevant Associate Deans to develop a strategy and plan for the portfolio and will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of that plan, including the delivery through the leadership of project teams.

You will also have the opportunity to make contributions to the departments teaching, learning and research in subject areas relevant to one or more of the Faculty's programmes.

The student experience is at the heart of everything we do and is core to the UWE 2030 strategy and the Director of Strategic Partnerships will be key to delivering an excellent student experience for all in the Faculty of Business and Law. 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 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.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students and staff access to everything they need to succeed - with GBP 300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making the campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

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 Fiona Jordan, Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships , by email at Fiona.Jordan@uwe.ac.uk.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

Further details:

S ee the attached job description for further details on the requirements of the role.

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