Quality Improvement Manager (Adults and HE)


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


City Hub

111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

Location: City Hub

Your future is here A place to inspire

Here at Nottingham College you will play a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. We are Nottingham’s College and together, we make a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here you will be at the forefront of curriculum development and innovation, ensuring our learners are equipped with the skills, behaviours and experiences to achieve at college and thrive in life. Here you will have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career, whilst leading in a large and vibrant college that puts its learners at the heart of everything it does.

Who we need

This is an exciting new role for a Quality Improvement Manager for Adult Programmes and HE. The purpose of this role is ensuring robust internal quality assurance processes and high-quality teaching, learning, and assessment (TLA) are at the fore within Nottingham College. You will act as a liaison with key awarding organisations, oversee assessment activities, and promote evidence-based approaches to challenge and improve curriculum standards.


  • Maintaining consistency: Ensuring consistent high-quality TLA across various curriculum areas can be challenging.
  • Navigating regulatory requirements: Adhering to regulatory standards and inspection frameworks requires meticulous attention to detail and adaptability.
  • Addressing malpractice: Investigating and addressing alleged malpractice related to assessment and standards demands thoroughness and sensitivity.
  • Managing difficult conversations: Effectively managing conversations regarding feedback and improvement areas can be delicate yet crucial.
  • Staying ahead of innovations: Keeping up with advancements in technology and AI to optimise processes and enhance teaching practices poses an ongoing challenge.


  • Leading targeted quality improvement interventions and producing outcome reports.
  • Reviewing and evaluating education quality in alignment with inspection frameworks and regulatory standards.
  • Undertaking investigations into alleged malpractice related to assessment and standards.
  • Ensuring effective assessment and internal verification policies and practices are in place.
  • Leading standardisation and moderation activities to evaluate teaching quality and provide developmental feedback.


  • Driving improvement: The role provides opportunities to lead and implement initiatives that enhance educational quality.
  • Professional development: Keeping abreast of best practices and technological innovations offers continuous learning opportunities.
  • Influencing curriculum: Promoting evidence-based approaches can influence curriculum design and delivery.
  • Building partnerships: Acting as a liaison with awarding organisations and partners fosters collaborative relationships.
  • Contributing to innovation: Exploring new technologies and innovative practices allows for the integration of cutting-edge methods into education delivery.

Overall, the Quality Improvement Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring educational excellence and continuous improvement within Nottingham College, despite facing various challenges in maintaining standards and navigating regulatory landscapes.

What you’ll bring

The ideal candidate for this role would possess a proven track record of driving quality improvements through robust processes, leading targeted interventions, and demonstrating substantial experience in internal quality assurance activities. They should also exhibit excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to upholding equal opportunities and diversity, while being solutions-focused with strong problem-solving abilities.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Proven track record of driving quality improvements: Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement effective quality improvement initiatives using robust processes while providing supportive guidance and direction.

2. Leadership in targeted intervention and improvement planning: Experience leading intervention plans and improvement activities across diverse curriculum areas, indicating the ability to strategically address areas for improvement.

3. Teaching/training experience in Further Education and Higher Education: Successful history of teaching or training in a FE & HE context, with a track record of achieving good or better outcomes for learners, showcasing pedagogical expertise.

4. Substantial experience in internal quality assurance: Extensive background in leading and executing internal quality assurance activities, ensuring adherence to standards and continuous improvement in educational delivery.

5. Collaboration with stakeholders for quality delivery: Proven ability to work effectively with awarding organisations and key stakeholders to ensure high-quality delivery of teaching, learning, and assessment within a FE & HE environment, highlighting strong partnership skills.

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Claire Noble, Head Of Quality Improvement and Standards at Claire.Noble@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Previous applicants need not apply

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 39 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued. Here you can access a wide range of career development and leadership and management training opportunities. It’s a place where you can grow and develop, where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

We shortlist and interview for our roles throughout the duration of the advert. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We reserve the right to close this advert prior to the stated closing date should we have a high volume of candidates.

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For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.