Assistant Registrar – Quality, Assessment & Partnerships

Located near Cirencester and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Royal Agricultural University “RAU” has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for 175 years. The RAU today has more than 1,100 students studying agriculture, animal science, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, real estate and rural land management. We pride ourselves on our links with industry and all courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide.

As one of the UK’s smallest universities, we are agile in our decision-making and people-centred by approach: students and staff alike are names, not numbers. As well as creating a pleasant working environment, this also means that we are able to advance objectives and projects promptly, with clarity as to lines of support for colleagues and how our work supports the University’s mission and the student experience.  

Having recently reviewed our Professional Services structure, we are now looking to recruit an Assistant Registrar to lead our Quality Assurance, Assessment and Partnerships functions, providing operational leadership, within the University and the wider Academic Services department, for the assurance of academic standards, the value of University awards and the fitness for purpose of our assessment processes, and in particular for:

  1. curriculum approval, modification, monitoring & review;
  2. development and application of academic regulations, policy and procedure;
  3. the above in the particular context of education partnerships in the UK and worldwide, including HE in FE;
  4. assessment administration including exam paper handling, marks processing, reporting and support to boards;
  5. servicing Academic Board and its committees.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of the operation and oversight of processes for programme/module approval, modification and review in a HE institutional context and will be up to speed with latest sector standards and best practice for this. In addition, the successful candidate will offer significant experience of at least two out of 2 to 5 above, along with proven team leadership skills, gained in an HE institutional context, together with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with academic, professional & support staff and external partners and stakeholders.

For more information and details on how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button above. 

Interviews w/c 10 May 2021