Manager – Academic Development and Enhancement

Education & Student Support 

This full-time post is available from April 2021 on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

Summary of the role

Teaching Quality Assurance and Enhancement consists of Quality and Standards Team, Academic Development Team, Technology Enhanced Learning, Education Incubator and Programme Development.  TQAE is part of the Education and Student Support directorate and delivers services across the University campuses.

The post holder will report to the Head of Teaching Quality Assurance and Enhancement.

The primary focus of this post is to provide leadership and management of the uninterrupted provision of high quality support and services associated with academic development and academic skills.

One of the main challenges of this role will be to lead in the activities required to deliver the targets of the Education Strategy and requires someone who can deliver change of academic staff’s hearts and minds through training, support and engagement.  Being able to work effectively with a range of academics across different disciplines and to have the confidence of these academics is crucial.

The post-holder will have line management responsibility and will be responsible for leading continuous improvement process and delivering enhancements across the full gambit of functions within the field of responsibility.  This role requires the holder to represent TQAE on a number of committees and subcommittees and to work collaboratively with College staff and others to ensure the best outcomes for the students and the University. The University of Exeter would welcome applications that demonstrate experience of working to increase and improve diversity in education.

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The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information, please contact Roni Roberts, email [email protected].