Senior Quality and Standards Advisor (Apprenticeships)


29th April 2021

Senior Quality and Standards Advisor (Apprenticeships)

Education & Student Support

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

This new post at the University of Exeter will have responsibility for the development, review and continuous improvement of teaching and learning policies and processes for our portfolio of apprenticeship programmes.

The post-holder will work with apprenticeship staff, apprentices and external partners to ensure that quality assurance policies and processes meet the needs of apprenticeship programmes, including their structure, timing, data requirements and governance. The post-holder will ensure that policies align with the requirements of Ofsted, professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs), the Office for Students (OfS), the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The role will be responsible for leading working groups with colleagues across the university, drafting policies and working closely with the operational support teams to plan and implement any changes to current practice.

The post-holder will bring to this role their experience of working in a Higher Education or Further Education setting with apprenticeships and/or Ofsted, and will build on this knowledge to develop the University of Exeter’s quality assurance policies and processes for Apprenticeship programmes. The post-holder will provide high-quality support and guidance for the University of Exeter’s senior leadership on the quality assurance of apprenticeships.

The post will require remote working in the first instance with flexible working on an on-going basis.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the PDF attachment.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information, please contact Hannah Sanderson at

Please click here to view the job description attachment and to apply.