Department of Professional Development, Research and Enterprise

Location:  City South Campus
Salary:  £55,091 to £59,880 per annum
Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 May 2021
Interview Date:  Monday 07 June 2021
Reference:  052021-199

Birmingham City University is a thriving, modern university with a rich history in the city and wider region. With 25,000 students we are focused on teaching excellence and research excellence and place particular emphasis on practice-based programmes that support student employability. Across the institution we have revised the curriculum offer with all courses being professionally relevant and delivered in state-of-the-art facilities where we have invested over £250m in recent years.

This is an opportunity to join an expanding, successful and multi-disciplinary School of Education and Social Work. With approximately 2,500 students studying in Birmingham or with collaborative partners in England and overseas, the School has a national reputation for its work in the training and development of teachers and Social Workers and in its provision of a range of undergraduate courses for students wishing to follow a course of study in the wider Education discipline.

The School is currently restructuring from five to four departments: Early Years and Primary Education; Secondary and post-Compulsory/Adult Education, Childhood, Youth and Community and Social Work.  Courses of study at undergraduate and postgraduate study are offered within the Departments as well as a growing emphasis on professional development and enterprise.  A successful taught doctorate is offered and there are a growing number of PhD students.  One of the strengths of the School is the support it provides for academic staff to undertake further study at doctoral level.

This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual who has had appropriate experience in the fields of Education and/or Social Work to join the School of Education and Social Work’s Senior Leadership Team.  Working closely with the Head of school and with the Faculty’s Associate Dean for Quality, you will have oversight of the assurance of quality and standards across all courses in the School.  You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of programmes that fall under a PSRB and you will work with and support senior staff and their teams as they ensure that our provision is of the highest quality and complaint for inspection by Ofsted or Social Work England.

You will have the opportunity to lead and shape the School’s preparation for its Institutional Periodic Review that will take place in the 2022/23 academic year.

Your teaching commitment will be determined by the areas of academic specialism and experience that you bring but we would expect you to contribute at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As the Quality Enhancement Lead you will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the quality and regulatory frameworks within which Higher Education operates.  You will have had appropriate experience of working within the Education and/or Social Work sectors and will have appropriate experience at a management level within Higher Education. You will have enjoyed success in leading teams and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills that will enable you to take the teams on the ‘quality assurance and enhancement journey’   Ideally, you should have or be working towards a PhD/Doctorate and will be able to demonstrate the capacity to make a valuable contribution to your academic discipline(s).

Birmingham City University has set out its vision for transforming the prospects of individuals, organisations and society through excellence in practice-based education, research and knowledge exchange.  As the ‘University for Birmingham’, we seek to make a difference through working with and in our communities.  Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

The School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University is a dynamic and diverse academic community, with a strong track record of delivering excellent education at undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate levels. Our location at our City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and benefitted from a £41 million extension in 2018. The campus provides a modern, vibrant learning environment which houses superb facilities, including a sports therapy clinic, nutrition science labs, subject specific classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology, a biomedical engineering lab and a sports hall. We have a wide range of courses in health and social care, education and social work, teacher training, life sciences, and sport, and our students benefit from practical learning facilities –  a mock operating theatre and hospital wards, laboratories and sports clinics, and specialised teaching facilities.

Closing date for this post: Sunday 23rd May, 2021

Interview: Monday 7th June 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Kevin Mattinson, Associate Dean and Head of School, tel. 0121 331 7337 or email kevin.mattinson@bcu.ac.uk

For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Further details:

Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced +Barred List DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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