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Head of Further Education and Apprenticeships

Foundation Studies in Art, Design and Media

Location:  Penrose Way
Salary:  £69,766 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 08 October 2023
Reference:  A2023075

Our university

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. We're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving our learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for outstanding careers in the creative economy.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Further Education and Apprenticeships to lead, develop, manage and expand our Further Education and Apprenticeships portfolio.  The post holder will be joining during an exciting period of growth for the University and will lead the management of the FE and Apprenticeship department, ensuring that key performance indicators for recruitment, progression and student experience meet Ravensbourne’s expectations of excellence.   The Head will additionally ensure alignment of the developing portfolio with Ravensbourne’s Corporate Strategy and manage and develop the staff in the area to ensure successful outcomes through OFSTED and other external body evaluation.  

The role will assume operational oversight of all aspects of portfolio management including staff management, budgeting and resourcing, student recruitment/progression, timetabling, learning and teaching, academic quality, assessment, learner feedback, and staff recruitment, workload planning and development.

The candidate

The ideal candidate will possess significant management experience working in the Further and/or Higher Education sectors in a creative context. They will have specific, applied knowledge of the existing and evolving qualification landscape (Foundation, Access to HE, T Levels, HTQ’s and apprenticeships), sound knowledge of the regulatory and funding frameworks for Further Education and apprenticeships and a track record of successful departmental and team management.  A leader and innovator, they will have experience of developing and delivering new qualifications with excellent outcomes and delivering new qualifications with excellent outcomes and a passion for ensuring that the student experience in of the highest quality.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 8 October 2023

Interviews: 25th October 2023

To apply: Please visit our careers portal via the link below. To apply you will need to submit a CV, covering letter and complete an application form.

We particularly welcome applications from female and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area

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We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and in particular those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates with disabilities, and female candidates.