Academic Director - Closed for applications

Role: Academic Director

Starting Salary: c. £70,000

Location: Manchester, UK

Candidate Information Pack

Are you an exceptional leader with the skills to help our global business thrive?

NCUK is a unique organisation, founded by UK universities to provide overseas students with guaranteed access to universities through our pathway programmes.  More than 30,000 students have successfully progressed to UK Universities by completing NCUK qualifications.  Our qualifications combine the highest of academic standards with exceptional language, study and cultural skills, and are currently delivered in 19 different countries across four continents.

As our new Academic Director, you will play a key role in the strategic leadership of our business ensuring that we are ready to seize opportunities and face challenges in our sector.  You will lead all of our academic, placement and quality assurance processes and you will build a culture of service, constructive challenge and continuous improvement that drives our business forward.  You will lead a team to ensure that our pathway programmes are of the highest standard and prepare our students exceptionally well culturally, linguistically and academically to study and succeed in their degrees in the UK.

Our ideal candidate will be a seasoned academic leader who is commercially astute and can lead and manage a diverse range of stakeholders including: university staff, partner centre staff, external examiners, and members of NCUK academic and wider governance.  You will be strategic, customer focused and comfortable leading a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.  You will work well with internal and external stakeholders, be comfortable providing challenge to peers, and be committed to driving our business forward.

We offer a friendly and energetic working environment, excellent benefits and a commitment to training and developing our staff.  This role will be based in our Head Office in central Manchester, and will involve both domestic and international travel.

How to apply

Please apply by submitting your CV and a letter of application to no later than 5 November 2017.  Your CV should be in Microsoft Word or PDF Format.  Your letter of application should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

Key dates

Application deadline:                          Sunday, 5 November 2017     

Interviews and assessment:              28 or 30 November 2017

Expected start date:                         As soon as possible, dependent on notice