Head of Business

4 days left

Leicester, Leicestershire
£40,000 pa
11 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/dept. De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

Working hours Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30

Start date April  2019, or asap thereafter

Annual leave 5 weeks per annum (Plus Public Holidays)

Reports to College Director

Location Leicester

Salary £40,000 pa

Bonus -

Job purpose

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Head of Business to join our management team. Your role will involve overseeing a number of courses, teaching and assessing international students, to ensure they exceed targets. The post holder will have overall responsibility for all aspects of academic quality, teaching delivery, resources, student experience and academic leadership of all Business & Law modules & programmes delivered by OIEG at De Montfort University.

Based at the heart of De Montfort University’s campus, DMUIC offers a wide range of courses to international students, all of which, upon successful completion, allow progression to a variety of university degrees, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at De Montfort University. Our students come from over 50 different countries providing an incredibly diverse community of leaners. We strive for student achievement through providing the best possible student experience, professional staff and outstanding resources. Our success in this isn’t possible without the commitment, dedication and collaboration of every member of staff.

If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties and responsibilities

Programme Delivery & QA

  • Develop, lead and co-ordinate the delivery of the Business & Law programmes (including the annual curriculum review process, assessments and tutor recruitment/deployment) with an understanding of the college’s commercial targets, the maximising of student continuation to DMU courses and optimum student satisfaction levels.
  • Contribute to accreditation by external bodies such as The Quality Assurance Agency. 
  • Contribute to internal reviews, validation and accreditation processes.
  • Manage the annual curriculum review and the quality assurance for all Business & Law modules & programmes, including the production of TMFs, MLF & Assessment Results Action Forms, MEPs, Curriculum Modification Forms, PEPs and AMRs.
  • Contribute towards the college’s teaching and tutorials, providing role model behaviour in relation to the quality and standards of work.
  • Encourage the development and use of the VLE and other learning technologies.
  • Ensure all necessary academic texts, handbooks and teaching materials are produced, procured, updated, catalogued and securely maintained.
  • Manage the development of new Business & Law related academic programmes and modules in line with market needs.
  • Provide Academic Services with delivery requirements and resources of all Business & Law modules/programmes in good time to plan for future academic terms 

Team Management

  • Lead, inspire and motivate Business & Law tutors to deliver high quality performance in all areas.
  • Line manage, support and develop Business & Law teaching staff as appropriate.
  • Lead the recruitment, induction, and development and performance management of Business & Law teaching staff, as appropriate.
  • Provide Business & Law teaching staff with on-going support and guidance with regard to module/programme goals, curriculum, materials and methodology.
  • Conduct class observation and provide feedback.
  • Promote a collaborative working environment to maintain and enhance the quality of the student learning experience and the overall teaching-learning environment.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of academic policy, priorities and objectives.
  • Ensure that Business & Law students are fully inducted onto the programmes which they are registered through meetings & production of handbooks.
  • Be responsible for the student disciplinary procedures and their implementation.
  • Oversee the formal interaction that students have with the BAL Link Tutor and wider Faculty, to support progression.
  • Ensure appropriate guidance and support is given to students regarding their academic choices.
  • Be responsible for the co-ordination of assessments, and reassessment, scheduling, invigilation, exam/test assessments and the production of all assessment paperwork for Business & Law modules/programmes and ensure these are delivered in the most effective and efficient way to the required quality standards (in liaison with the Academic Services team).
  • Manage the Bad Academic Practice procedures relating to Business & Law students.
  • Contribute to Assessment Boards as required.
  • Manage the relationship and interaction with the college’s Business & Law External Examiner.
  • Provide the College Director with advice on all academic matters in light of commercial imperatives and targets with regards to Business & Law programmes
  • Use management information effectively to contribute to the continuous improvement of academic systems and processes.
  • Assist the implementation of the college’s attendance policy.
  • Maintain good relationships with DMU colleagues.
  • Work across OIEG on academic issues and projects as appropriate.
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders in relation to all academic issues.

This job description is provided as a guide to the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities. It will be subject to periodic revision as the emphasis on, and ways of working within, the role changes.

This job description is provided as a guide to the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be subject to periodic revision.

OIEG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy you will be asked to explain any gaps in your work and education history.  You will also be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure check and provide the contact details of at least 2 referees, who will be asked specifically if they have any concerns about your suitability to work with people under 18. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed.  This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

To apply

In the first instance please send a CV and covering letter to college@dmu.ac.uk

Closing date : 25.02.19

 Interview date : w/c 04.03.19

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