17 May, 2018

Head of School - IT and Computing

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  • Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Full time Information Tech.

Job Description

Arden's vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere. Arden has ambitions to disrupt the traditional concept of how people access Higher Education, in line with Government policy. 2018 is therefore an exciting year for the University as we continue with our transformation and development programme, driving an industry-leading learner experience and further developing our innovative 'compressed-blended' full time degrees across 6 UK and international campus locations. We are a values-driven organisation, and consistent with our values of supportiveness, integrity, innovation and ownership, we want to make sure that each of our study centres is delivering an outstanding student experience. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our students and the importance our staff across the organisation place on supporting students to realise their potential. We recognise that the pressures of people's hectic, modern lives often mean our students are constrained - by location, cost, family/caring commitments or simply time. By making our programmes available through both online distance learning and flexible on-campus 'blended' study, we have been able to support students ranging from 18 to 80 years old to achieve their ambitions and benefit from Higher Education., This is an exciting time to join a University that represents the future of Higher Education - please get in touch to receive a fuller job specification. Based in Coventry and reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the HoS will provide strong and visionary academic leadership and strategic management in the School enabling it to contribute fully to the University's vision and mission. A key part of this will be to develop a strong sense of academic community within the new school. The HoS will develop a School strategy plan and will be responsible for implementation and delivery of the plan. You will work with members of the School and colleagues across the University to identity opportunities for growth and development of the School qualifications portfolio, ensuring that courses meet expectations of students and employers. The HoS is responsible for student retention, progression, achievement and satisfaction across the School's curriculum portfolio. The HoS will also develop the School's research and scholarship output and exploit the opportunities for working with business and industry, public and private sector bodies and the community in the UK., We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback A strong academic with a credible profile in a field relevant to the School, you will be an ambitious and highly resilient individual with a passion for driving forward innovation in a way that challenges traditional higher education. You are an effective academic manager with demonstrable experience of building an academic community and effectively managing academic staff. You will have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities across the higher education landscape and you adopt a student-centred approach to your work. Your leadership experience has given you an exceptional skill in managing change in a fast-paced environment focussed on delivering excellent student experience, and class-leading student progression and completion rates. Crucially, you understand the central nature of people in successful change management by demonstrating a collaborative, inclusive communicative style within an organisation with no ivory towers.

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