Head of Presessional Programmes
The Presessional Academic English Programme at University of the Arts London attracts up to 600 students per year, running primarily through the summer but with extensions at other times of the year. It is an intensive language and academic skills programme enabling progression of English language competence of between 0.5 and 1.5 IELTS bands equivalent. The Head of Presessional Programmes is responsible for the day to day delivery of the Programmes with special emphasis on academic management, communication with all stakeholders (including students, tutors and other staff, University Services and college staff, both academics and others, overseas agents), and administration, as well as academic standards, student assessment and staff induction, appraisal and development. You will report directly to the Associate Dean International Student Experience for all academic matters and to the Language Centre Business Manager to support commercial development of Presessional Programmes and their efficient operational delivery.
You will form part of the academic management team with the other Language Centre Heads of Programme and Co-ordinators 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.
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 accreditation scheme.
You will have academic management 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.
In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.
If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 9627.
University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.