QA’s Degree Apprenticeships are a pedagogically innovative, work-based programmes that have expanded rapidly since their launch in 2015. QA is adding the new Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship to our portfolio of programmes. As a result, we are seeking to employ an experienced Programme Leader to provide strong leadership and ensure that the programmes are reflective both of the latest developments in the subject area and teaching and learning innovation aligned to employer needs. The candidate must also have experience in managing the detail of Level 7 programmes and evidence high levels of stakeholder and customer satisfaction.
Our degree apprentices work for varied clients including FTSE100 businesses, central government departments, wider public sector organisations and small technology companies. The Apprenticeship division is part of QA, the UK’s leading provider of IT and business services training and education. Our multi-award winning programmes received the highest possible grade by Ofsted, with ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.
As Programme Leader you will be responsible for the academic management and development the portfolio of Programmes that have been designed to meet the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship Standards. We are looking for an individual who can display strong aptitude for people management to lead our team of lecturers, alongside having a rigorous approach to quality of teaching, learning and assessment. You will be responsible for managing this work-based blended learning programme for both the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeships alongside spending up to a maximum of 50% on module leadership and teaching. As our Degree Apprenticeships are delivered as collaborative provision, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with the appropriate University partners. QA’s Degree Apprenticeship programmes are a collaboration between the QA Apprenticeship and QA Higher Education divisions. You will be employed in QA Higher Education and should expect to work closely with QA Apprenticeship colleagues. This approach provides an opportunity to integrate the strengths of great client intelligence and apprenticeship support with that of academic excellence, developed with our university partners and through interaction with the academe including the latest scholarship on management education. We believe that the desire to challenge each other and the sharing of experiences and ideas, creates an environment that improves our learning standards and outcomes.
Having a passion for teaching, imparting knowledge and engendering new skills and behaviours, keeping up to date in an ever-changing world, and importantly role-modelling your interest in inquiring into organisations to promote the professional development of our degree apprentices, are all needed for this varied, evolving role.
Programme management and line management experience essential, as is being research active (especially as regards management education) and holding a PhD in Management or Leadership
HEA qualifications – preferred
Lecturing experience; more than one subject area within the specialisms of Management and/or Leadership
Experience of delivering, working within, or contributing to Degree Apprenticeships would be an advantage. Equally, any blended learning or work-based programme experience would be welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you.