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Head of Language Development


Academic Development and Services
UAL - High Holborn
Full time
Language Centre

16 January 2018 23:55

£44,708-£53,865 (with potential contribution range to £60,013)

The Language Development Programme at University of the Arts London offers English language classes and tutorials to non-native English speaking students studying on main courses at the University’s colleges. Around half of the University’s students come from outside the UK so the Language Development Programme is extensive and forms part of a wider International Student   Experience Programme, designed to support both staff and students to get the   most from this highly multinational context.

The Head of Language Development is responsible   for the day to day delivery of the Language Development Programme with   special emphasis on academic management, administration, and communication   with all stakeholders (including students, tutors, academic and other University Services and college staff), as well as academic standards, student   assessment and staff induction, appraisal and development. You will line manage the Language Development Tutor Team and report directly to the Associate Dean International Student Experience.

You will form part of the academic management team with the other Language Centre Heads and Co-ordinators of Programme and support the Associate Dean International Student Experience and Language Centre Business Manager in the day to day management of the department.

You will actively contribute to the enhancement, monitoring and review of the quality of learning and teaching and student progress, and work in   support of UAL Strategic Priorities, particularly in relation to the International Student Experience and attainment. Your main challenge will be maximising the impact of the Language Development and International Student Experience Programmes.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.  

The Language Centre is positioned centrally within University Services. It delivers language provision, events, resources and staff development in support of the international student experience and also offers a range of short courses open to an external   audience.  

You will have extensive experience teaching and assessing English for Academic Purposes in the higher education sector as well as familiarity with standards in EAP delivery and with the BALEAP and AUK (British Council) accreditation schemes.

You will have academic management and administrative experience and be committed to delivering a high quality experience for both students and staff.

You will be actively engaged in the EAP teaching sector and be able to evidence this through attendance at conferences and/or production of research or academic papers.

You are a creative thinker able to apply innovative approaches to practical problems. You enjoy meeting new people and are able to communicate in a compelling way to a variety of audiences.

If you have any queries you may contact Lola Obileye, Academic Development and Services Recruitment Administrator via email: or telephone: 020 7514 2965.

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).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.