Job Offer: Head of Academic Services:
Job location: London
Responsible to: Principal of the College
contacts with: Staff, faculty, visiting lecturers and students
Manages: Academic Coordinator
Hours: Full-time (33 hours per week)
About Leo Baeck College
Leo Baeck College is a preeminent institution of Jewish scholarship and learning, combining inspirational, high calibre teaching with a commitment to developing rabbis, other professionals, and lay leaders who will build sustainable, accessible, and thriving Progressive Jewish communities.
The College campus is situated on a seven-acre site in the heart of North London with good transport links to central London. On site, LBC occupies a Grade II* listed building where classrooms, seminar rooms, student study rooms and offices are located, along with a cafe.
This is a senior function within the College and the prosperous candidate will be a member of the Senior Management Team. The function will require previous practice in academic administration & HE.
Job purpose: to be responsible for managing, developing and strengthening the College's academic and student support services, quality assurance and enhancement. To act as the expert in academic standards oversight, programme management, student services and academic quality & compliance.
» Manage the quality assurance and enhancement policies & procedures of the College, reviewing and developing them by keeping abreast of new initiatives as well as those of the validating university.
» Be responsible for developing the regulatory framework at LBC.
» Be the primary contact with external bodies and organisations dealing with matters of quality assurance such as validation, accreditation, academic review, complaints, etc.
» Be responsible for identifying appropriate external examiners for the College's programmes.
» Manage and support Course Team Leaders in the completion of annual monitoring reports of validated programmes and ensure that the enhancement plan is followed through.
» Prepare reports for external agencies such as the Office for Students and the College's validating partner.
» Assist in the development and validation of courses and modules as well as any changes to programmes and modules between validations/reviews.
» Be responsible for academic and vocational handbooks.
» supervise the examination and assessment processes as well as the preparation of the materials for the Examinations Board.
» supervise the academic administration of the College (registration, enrolment, induction etc.).
» Manage the peer observations process.
» Develop and supervise the collection of feedback from students on modules, courses and other College activities and analyse the data.
» Act as secretary to the Academic and Examinations Boards and other academic committees and Teams (Jewish Studies Course Team, Rabbinic Course Team, Academic Appointments/Promotions C'tee.).
» Organise and run workshops and Lunch & Lgain sessions for faculty.
» Share responsibility with the Chief Operating agent for all matters relating to UK visas and immigration.
» Support students in knowledge regulatory matters.
» Participate in professional development workshops and courses.
» practice of working in a Higher Education institution
» practice in Academic Administration
» practice of managing academic regulations
» Excellent office and administrative expertise, including IT expertise
» Initiative and capability to be proactive
» Excellent time management expertise
» Excellent communication and inter-personal expertise
» capability to work under pressure; a competent multi-tasker with acute attention to detail
» Prepared to undertake a wide variety of tasks, a availability to be flexible in approach to work, and an capability to work as an integral part of the team
Applications to be submitted by full CV and cover letter to Bill Varon, via the ' Apply ' button above, by 15 December 2023.