Senior Qualifications Officer (Development)

Vacancy ID: 8035
Main Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £35,468 - £43,558 per annum
Closing date: May 30, 2022 4:00 pm

The role

Reporting to the Qualifications Development Manager, the Senior Qualifications Officer (Development) is responsible for increasing the development capacity of the team, by managing and undertaking all qualification development activities, communicating with internal and external stakeholders about new and existing qualifications, conducting reviews into UAL Awarding Body's existing portfolio of products/qualifications and making recommendations for amendments and/or withdrawal. This role requires strong decision-making skills, as well as the identification and mitigation for risks arising throughout the qualification development process. 

 This role will contribute to the defining, development and implementation of new policies and procedures, and play a leading role in ensuring qualification compliance with Regulators’ Conditions of Recognition.

The role requires strong project management and communication skills, and the ability to work across multiple projects and prioritise their own time. Opportunities for line management may be available.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

UAL Awarding Body, a department within the University, believes in transformative education. We design and award creative qualifications for students in Further Education (FE) that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales. We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts at levels 1 to 4. We are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Our qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Your Profile

It is essential that you are a self-starter and have strong project management skills that enable you to lead multiple projects concurrently to time, quality and cost. You will be able to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines. Knowledge and experience of qualification development is essential, along with an broad understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance with regulators’ Conditions of Recognition (Ofqual, CCEA Regulation, Qualifications Wales). Experience of/in education, creative education or industries sector is desirable.

You also need to be a confident communicator, able to communicate both orally and in writing in a manner that is clear, concise, accurate, and is appropriate to the audience. You should have experience of  working successfully with internal and external stakeholders as part of project delivery. You will be a strong decision maker. 

The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of delivering work and projects to time and to a high standard. Keen attention to detail is also pivotal in a role where outcomes can be scrutinised by regulators and used in educational settings to deliver qualifications. 

You will need to be motivated, hardworking, highly organised, able to take the initiative and a skilled problem solver. Able to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail, you excel at delivering high quality outcomes, but are also collaborative, supportive and a strong team player.

Please apply early as should sufficient applications be received the vacancy closing date may be held earlier.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email or 020 7514 9627.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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