Director of Education Strategy


21st June 2019

Birkbeck is seeking an experienced candidate to take up the newly created role of Director of Education Strategy. In this role you will report directly to the Pro-Vice Master for Education and work with senior academic and professional service staff to deliver excellence in education and student experience.  You will have a deep understanding of academic administration best practice, excellent leadership, change management experience and strong interpersonal skills, along with the desire to provide students with an excellent university experience. You will also be aware of the range of pedagogical approaches to university

Birkbeck, University of London, is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.  We have a diverse student body of part and full-time students and are a major provider of academic and professional postgraduate education.

Following a review of student experience in 2018 the college developed a plan which is designed to make the College a more navigable, supportive, transparent and consistent for all our students across all areas and levels of study. You will play a key role in development of Education Strategy across the College, the implementation of the Student Experience Review, and preparations for our next application to the Teaching Excellence Framework.This is part of a concerted investment in our student experience for which a new role of Head of Digital Education has recently been recruited. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to play a key role in the future of education and student experience at Birkbeck.


Grade 10 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £63,551 rising to £65,341 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please email: and put ‘Director of Education Strategy’ in the subject line.

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While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Please apply through our online application system here

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Interviews will take place on 8 July 2019.