Academic Policy Advisor

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About the role

This role provides key support for all aspects of quality assurance and academic governance operations across the University, and provides expert advice to academic and professional services staff. The Academic Policy Advisors operate as a team, with each having responsibility as a key contact to academic Schools of the University for day-to-day advice, and also leading on quality assurance and enhancement-related projects within the Academic Governance and Policy department. This role provides administrative and advisory support within the department and to Academic Board committees in the management and enhancement of academic quality and standards across the University. This includes acting as Secretary to committees and other panels carrying out quality management-related work of the University. 

About you (requirements)

You will be reflective and enthusiastic with experience of quality assurance in the higher education sector and a commitment to continuing your personal and professional development. Your approach will be collegiate both within and beyond the Academic Governance and Policy department. You will have the confidence and professionalism to develop and maintain productive relations with internal staff at all levels of seniority, as well as external advisors and collaborative partner staff.

Solution-focused and using sound judgement and initiative, you will apply your knowledge of set guidelines and procedures appropriately in relation to problem-solving, and make connections across different areas of work. You will work effectively within the team to identify solutions for wider or complex issues. 

You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand and explain complex concepts clearly. 

About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Pearl Slater, Head of Academic Governance and Policy on 

Interview Date: anticipated to be held the week commencing 20th June 2022                    

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

Please note that we use anonymous shortlisting therefore request that you do not include any personal details or reference to protected characteristics (such as gender, age or race) when completing your supporting statement.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies. Please use the link below to see our full facilities and benefits package:

Please note this role may be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route subject to immigration criteria. If you require visa sponsorship, please let us know by emailing before completing an application form to confirm your eligibility. 

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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