Quality Enhancement and Standards Specialist

Location: We have offices in Gloucester, Glasgow and London, as well as offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly from home

Closing Date: Friday 8 July at 5pm

Interviews: Week commencing 18 July 

We’re seeking an experienced academic with knowledge of sector reference points and a creative outlook who shares our commitment to improving and promoting the UK’s world-class reputation for delivering a quality higher education experience for all students. 

QAA is the UK’s independent quality body for higher education with a mission to safeguard and improve the quality of UK higher education, wherever it is delivered in the world. QAA works with our members across the UK and now internationally, and we’re introducing new services to benefit universities and colleges throughout the UK and support their operation globally. We work closely with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England we have a separate role as the Designated Quality Body for higher education. 

The role within our busy Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards team, is responsible for designing, developing and communicating our quality and standards activities. This will involve working across a wide range of topic areas such as effective external examining, degree classifications, future pedagogical approaches, PSRB requirements for academic courses and education for sustainable development. You will be engaged in leading projects as well as supporting activities being led by others. 

We are looking for individuals with academic and academic-related backgrounds. You should have experience of designing and leading degree provision and/or training programmes. You should be familiar with using key UK reference points, such as the Quality Code for Higher Education, Subject Benchmark Statements and the qualifications frameworks. And you will have the energy and commitment to consider how these reference points might be kept current and used imaginatively to support staff and benefit students. 

You will have excellent communication skills including the ability to create imaginative, useful materials for busy academic staff and present them to a variety of audiences. You may have experience of constructing resources for audiences to engage in digital, film and/or web formats.   

More information can be found in the job description. 

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter. 

QAA is fully committed to everyday flexibility and has adopted a culture based on trust and fairness that genuinely encourages QAA and individuals to thrive. Providing that business needs are met, employees should normally be able to work where and when they want. Many of our employees work flexibly in different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please let us know about the flexibility you need in your application. 

QAA recognises the positive benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for employees to feel respected, free to be themselves no matter what their identity or background, and able to give their best. We value the differences that a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills brings and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants to apply and join us. 

If you have not heard from QAA within three weeks of the closing date for this vacancy then your application has not been successful. Please be aware that we are unable to provide feedback on individual job applications.