Academic & Corporate Governance at the University of Dundee sets standards, develops consistent policies and supports decision-making by means of complaint processes across the breadth of the University’s activities. It also acts as the steward of key governance, policy and procedural documents and processes. Staff in the Directorate are organised across 4 key units (Global Partnerships, Legal, Quality & Academic Standards and Secretariat) and represent key sources of leadership, knowledge, expertise and guidance.
Your priorities will include:
This post is within the Quality & Academic Standards team and has responsibility for the operational management of quality assurance/enhancement policies and procedures across the University. The Quality & Academic Standards Officer (Institution-led Review and Engagement) will contribute to the development of policies, processes and practice to ensure best practice and a consistent approach to quality assurance across the institution and will focus on the requirements of institution-led review (ILR) activities and stakeholder engagement.
1. Organisation of Periodic Programme Reviews (PPR) across the university including advanced scheduling, coordinating with Global Partnerships for the review of partnership programmes, maintaining a register of reviews and their outcomes, liaison with Schools, Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) and directorates as required.
2. Acting as principal Secretary to PPRs ensuring all events are well coordinated, effective and meet their goals, and take place within the required 6-year time frame. This will require coordination of a pool of PPR secretaries, ensuring all reports are completed, outcomes monitored, and school responses collated and recorded.
3. Coordination of the submission of PPR outcomes and School responses to the Quality and Academic Standards Committee (QASC.)
4. Maintaining a register of programmes that are accredited by Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) as well as maintaining a centrally held record of accreditation schedules and whether accreditation events are considered by the University as joint PPRs.
Please see the attached job description for full details of the duties associated with this role.
Who we’re looking for:
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
1. Educated to SCQF level 10 or equivalent
2. Experience of working in higher education
3. A good understanding of academic quality and standards and enhancement frameworks, processes and policies A understanding of the current environment in which higher education operates
4. An awareness of the needs of today’s students
5. Commitment to best practice and transparency and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with students and staff at all levels both within the University and at external partner institution, with tack, diplomacy, and discretion.
Please see the attached person specification for full details of the skills and experience required for this role
We are one of the UK’s leading universities, conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.