Head of HE Quality

37 hours per week

52 weeks per year

Blackburn College provides Higher Education to more than 3,000 students within a dedicated University Centre, making the College one of the largest and longest established providers of Higher Education in Further Education in the UK. The majority (85%) of the College's Higher Education students study for awards validated by Lancaster University, a top ten University and University of the year 2017. In April 2015 the QAA published the HE Review Report for Blackburn College and identified several features of good practice, including the College's responsiveness to employer views, and commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the curriculum and the wider student experience.

This post represents an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the College at a time of great change, following the Higher Education Act, Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the distinctive world of Higher Education in the Further Education sector.

We are seeking to appoint a Head of HE Quality to lead and manage designated staff, including appraisal and objective setting, and the associated activities specifically relating to academic standards and quality in our Higher Education work. They will also provide guidance and direction to senior managers and to the wider academic community ensuring that the College’s reputation is protected and compliant with quality assurance, regulatory and legal frameworks and will take a lead role in driving forward Quality Assurance and Enhancement within the University Centre at Blackburn College.

You will have a UK Honours degree or NARIC recognised degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant UK or NARIC recognised Postgraduate qualification (or be willing to successfully complete one within a timeframe specified by the College), along with extensive recent experience at Senior/Middle Management level in a Higher Education environment ideally within an FE College. You will also have extensive knowledge and recent experience of quality and assurance processes, proven experience in leading successful organisational change with evidence of managing successfully a diverse team.

How to Apply

Further details and associated information on the post can be found by accessing the College’s website via the Apply link.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 16 March 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 27 March 2018

As an individual you will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Blackburn College values diversity and is committed to creating a diverse workforce.