Director of Quality (R240023)

Aston University
March 17, 2024
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Director of Quality DVC Academic Office Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: Competitive Grade: Grade 10 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 17 March 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: R240023 Release Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

As a member of the DVC Academic senior management team, the postholder will be responsible and accountable for leading and managing risk-based enhancement led assurance service, across the operationalisation of all activities relating to academic quality assurance and enhancement at the University. This will require the adoption of best practice approaches, systems, and structures in order to ensure that the University is compliant with external quality assurance requirements and other relevant regulatory frameworks in all areas of its taught provision. It will also require the postholder to instigate enhancement activities to ensure Aston University maintains its TEF triple Gold status in all relevant metrics.

The postholder will lead and manage a designated quality team including academic developers which has responsibility for delivering the University's quality assurance and enhancement, and work with colleagues across Colleges and in Professional Services. The postholder will need to keep abreast of the external quality assurance and compliance landscape, through horizon-scanning and sector benchmarking. The post will require occasional out of hours and overseas working as dictated by business needs.

The Director of Quality will provide a risk-based enhanced led assurance service that ensures excellent student experience and outstanding student outcomes, which will underpin our ecosystem based educational provisions (omnichannel educational provision e.g. online and overseas hubs), in line with meeting the needs of modern-day students. The Director of Quality will provide strategic direction and leadership for all quality related matters to enable Aston to achieve and maintain excellence in education (TEF Triple Gold status), adhering to all regulatory and statutory bodies like OfS, Ofsted, ESFA, subject PSRBs etc.

The Director of Quality will design and deliver robust yet agile quality policy, process, and procedure, that is fit for Aston 2030 Strategy. They will ensure that the management of all quality related enhancement led assurance in education - including digital transformation and digital learning options e.g., possibility of AI based Aston Power Skills in our curriculum, digitally enhanced curriculum management systems, and detailed knowledge of curriculum development. The Director of quality will require vision and tenacity to lead cutting-edge developments in education within a framework which is capable of being delivered across the University using latest technology and data. The Director of Quality will ensure that there is consistency, quality, responsive mechanisms across all the University to ensure all students receive the best educational experience and achievements at Aston.

In support of your application for this role, please submit a covering letter detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience match the criteria being sought for this role.

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