Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (Grade 5)
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Jun-2021
Closing date: 12-Jul-2021
Queen Mary Academy
Education & Learning Adviser
About the Role
Do you have experience in the design and delivery of educational development for academic staff? Are you looking for a new and exciting role where you will help us to achieve our ambition to deliver an outstanding, inclusive, world-class education and student experience?
We're looking for a skilled communicator with the ability to engage a range of audiences to join the Queen Mary Academy.
You’ll play a key role in the delivery of the Queen Mary Academy’s university-wide academic development portfolio. Reporting to the Taught Programmes Manager, you’ll contribute to a wide range of activities, including delivery of our Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and the design and delivery of exciting and engaging blended courses and workshops.
You will also contribute to a range of key strategic initiatives, including project work on assessment and feedback, graduate attributes and the design and delivery of an inclusive curriculum. These projects are fundamental to the delivery the University’s 2030 Strategy for Educational Excellence and Student Success.
Your role will evolve as the Academy’s work develops, so to succeed you will need to demonstrate a flexible and agile approach.
This is an exciting time to join the Queen Mary Academy, as we grow and develop our team and our portfolio.
You will have experience in the design, delivery and co-ordination of an educational development portfolio for academic staff, with experience of teaching in higher education, including small and large group teaching, face to face and online.
You’ll also have experience of delivering academic development activity which meets institutional need, with the ability to translate institutional need into a schedule of activity.
You will be knowledgeable about effective pedagogy in higher education, with a significant understanding of the UK higher education landscape.
We’re looking for a strong communicator, who can build strong relationships with colleagues and engage a range of audiences across a range of platforms, conveying key messages in an engaging and clear manner.
About the Academy
The Queen Mary Academy is a flagship department at Queen Mary University of London. It provides academic practice development for academic staff, teaching staff, research staff, and research students. Guided by the University’s 2030 Strategy and associated enabling plans, the Academy delivers development programmes that enables the delivery of an inclusive educational environment where students and staff flourish and reach their true potential. The Academy will offer development opportunities to academic, teaching staff, research staff and research students at all stages of their career, from teaching assistants through to the professoriate.
Located within the Office of the Principal, the Queen Mary Academy reports to the Vice-Principal (Education) and has a dotted-line report to the Vice-Principal (Research) to ensure strategic alignment in our approach. The Academy also works closely with colleagues from academic, doctoral college, research services, academy registry and council secretariat and professional development colleagues to deliver a comprehensive academic practice development portfolio.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Alison Pettigrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is 12 July 2021.
Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 12 August 2021.
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