Assistant Director of Quality and Standards


31st October 2021

Canterbury Christ Church University is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Quality and Standards to serve as a pivotal member of the leadership team for Quality and Standards. The role holder will have responsibility for leading on the quality assurance of collaborative partnerships and other key quality assurance agendas across the institution.

A recognised leader in education, research and enterprise that supports the South East region’s growth and economy, Canterbury Christ Church University is proud to be building on our heritage as a globally connected, dynamic and innovative University, delivering an excellent and inclusive experience that provides enterprising, professional graduates

Canterbury Christ Church University is strongly committed to transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities, and building a sustainable future.

The Quality and Standards Office (QSO) functions in a University-wide context and has a central role in ensuring that there is effective academic governance and a rigorous and responsive quality assurance infrastructure to support it. Working in partnership with faculties, schools, academic staff and in particular with Learning and Teaching Enhancement, it plays a lead role in enabling the University to deliver an outstanding academic portfolio, underpinned by an outcomes-led process of continuous improvement. It works to ensure that the University meets its obligations to external bodies, such as the Office for Students, the Quality Assurance Agency and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory  Bodies.


The Role

In this new post, the Assistant Director, reporting to the Director of Quality of Standards, will be a key member of the management team for the Quality and Standards Office. They will be expected to provide expert advice and leadership on academic governance, the maintenance of standards and the management and continuous improvement of academic quality across the University.

Quality assurance for the development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships is an important element of the Quality and Standards Office’s work, and the Assistant Director will have a central leadership role in this area working collaboratively with colleagues across the University.

The Assistant Director will be a member of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Leadership Group and will be a core member of the University’s Quality Strategy Group, chaired by the Director of Quality and Standards. The post-holder will be expected to develop strong collaborative working relationships across the University. The Assistant Director will be expected to deputise for the Director of Quality and Standards when required.


The Person

You will be first degree level qualified (or equivalent standard) with significant experience in quality assurance and collaborative partnership development and management in higher education. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to lead others, work collaboratively and communicate effectively.


Additional Information

Start date for applications:                 05 October 2021
Closing date for applications:            31 October 2021
Interviews are to be held:                    24  November 2021


For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

If you require further information regarding the post, please feel free to contact Cathi Fredricks, (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ02517.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

For more information about this role, please view the job description via our website.

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