Head of Apprenticeship Academic Quality

Anglia Ruskin University
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type


Employment Type

Full time

Salary From

£56,021 p.a.

Salary To

£64,914 p.a.



Faculty/Prof Service

School of Apprenticeships

Ref No


Closing Date



  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 97.66kb)

  • Expectations of Academic Staff (PDF, 175.14kb)

  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the Role:

    Apprenticeships are a growing area of business for Anglia Ruskin University working with hundreds of employers across the UK. We are one of the leading university providers of apprenticeships in England with over 3000 current enrolments. We have launched the careers of apprentices in key public service professions such as nursing and policing, as well as construction, technical and business subjects.

    The Head of Apprenticeships Academic Quality will play a key role in the design and governance of our apprenticeship programmes. They will support the Dean of ARU School of Apprenticeships and the Deputy Academic Registrar in leading, overseeing and enhancing the academic quality of ARU's apprenticeship provision. To meet our objectives, they will work closely with Faculty and course teams to understand apprenticeship Standards and PSRB frameworks. In conjunction with compliance experts within the School of Apprenticeships, they will ensure that our programmes are designed and delivered in compliance with funding rules. They will also be instrumental in establishing and supporting communities of best practice across ARU to continue to enhance our offer.

    Requirements for the role:

    Successful candidates will have a higher degree or relevant postgraduate professional qualification. They'll be experienced in quality assurance within complex regulatory frameworks, and will have a track record of supporting colleagues in aspects relating to curriculum design, compliance and QA of apprenticeships. They'll be comfortable merging and interpreting data, be impact focused and capable of establishing and supporting communities of practice.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Cliona O Dunlaing, Dean ARU School of Apprenticeships at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    This appointment is subject to an enhanced level children's and adults barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from https: // www. gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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