Head of Presessional Programmes


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Full time
Academic Enterprise

24 November 2019 23:55

2 December 2019
£46,423 starting salary

The Head of Presessional Programmes is responsible for the academic development and day to day delivery of the Presessional Programme including Exam Preparation Intensive Courses. This includes academic management and standards; communication and administration; student assessment, and staff induction, appraisal and development. 

The post-holder is a member of the Language Centre academic management team led by the Associate Dean of International Student Experience (ADISE) and actively contributes to the enhancement, monitoring and review of the quality of learning and teaching and student progress. 

University of The Arts London (UAL) is the 2nd best University in the world for art and design (QS Rankings 2019) and comprises of six globally renowned Colleges. 

The Language Centre offers English language courses and also runs modern languages and intercultural training programmes. English courses include English & Arts and Presessional as well as Language Development for UAL international students.

Presessional is a profit-making programme which includes Exam Preparation Intensive Courses (EPIC). The programme currently works with around 720 students with conditional and unconditional UAL main course offers every year. Presessional is British Council and BALEAP accredited. 

Presessional and English & Arts programmes in the Language Centre form part of Academic Enterprise, which leads the University’s enterprise driven income operations and is integral to the University’s long term development. Academic Enterprise’s mission is to increase the amount of income generated by the University from non-core teaching and research activities. As well as the Language Centre it includes a number of successful existing business operations: UAL Short Courses Ltd (UALSC), the UAL Awarding Body and the University’s Study Abroad programme.   

With a first degree, MA in Linguistics and DELTA or equivalent, you will be an experienced ELT manager. You will have practical and theoretical knowledge of ELT and EAP, EAP assessment, current issues and developments in ELT and EAP as well as knowledge of British Council and BALEAP accreditation schemes. 

You will have excellent communication, planning, resource management and teamworking skills; strong motivational and leadership abilities, and a dedication to advancing professional practice and research and to developing learning. You use your initiative and creativity to solve problems and are fully committed to improving student inclusion and experience.           

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.