Senior T & L Administrator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 May 2021

Background

This is an exciting time to work in higher education in Egypt. With over 60 million young people under the age of 25, the development of a modern vibrant higher education sector has been recognised as being vital to support Egypt’s transformation agenda.

With its 15 year track record in delivering high-quality UK higher education in Egypt, the British University in Egypt (BUE) is perfectly placed to embrace this agenda and to produce qualified graduates to support the development of Egypt and the wider MENA region.

BUE has been offering a UK-style higher education experience and UK-validated degrees in Egypt since 2005. With over 11,000 students, BUE is the largest provider of British higher education in Egypt and one of the largest in the MENA region. A private Egyptian university, our mission is to be a leading research and teaching university in Egypt based on UK best practice. Our teaching is in English and our UK validating partners are London South Bank University and Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. We are based on a striking campus 35 kms east of Cairo and close to the airport and the new administrative capital.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced University administrator, with a track record of delivering effective support and governance for teaching and learning committees and initiatives. They will offer evidence of a mature approach to risk and a willingness to step outside their comfort zone in search of creative solutions to problems, and to deliver change within a complex international environment.

Role purpose

To provide professional administrative support within the Office of the Senior Vice President (Teaching & Learning).

Job Description

  • Service committees associated with the Office of the SVP(T&L), including the Senate, the University Teaching & Learning Committee, and the Preparatory Year Committee (currently 20 meetings/year). This will involve drafting agendas, commissioning and drafting papers, minuting meetings and ensuring that actions agreed at meetings are followed through.
  • Maintain an online archive of committee papers.
  • Train and coach Faculty and central administrative staff in the protocols and skills of committee servicing.
  • Prepare documentation required for validation and re-validation by external partners.
  • Assist in validation and associated events, to include scheduling meetings, drafting agendas, preparing papers, attending and minuting events.
  • In collaboration with Faculties, prepare for annual and periodic programme review and similar QA&E-related events.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post, as determined by the senior Vice President (Teaching & Learning).
  • Person Specification

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Substantive professional experience in a similar role within a higher education environment, and able to demonstrate a working knowledge of bodies such as QAA and OfS.
  • Substantive professional experience servicing university-level committees in a UK context.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills, with a high degree of accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Capable of developing collaborative, collegial professional relationships, displaying a high level of cultural sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Experience of transnational education.
  • Strong computer literacy, including MSOffice, email and internet.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to prioritise and manage a wide and varied workload to tight deadlines.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and persuasion skills, along with the ability to deal politely and professionally with all colleagues and stakeholders.
  • How to apply and next steps

    The post comes with an attractive remuneration package, including accommodation, and will commence depending on the availability of the successful candidate.  Contracts are usually offered for a two-year period in the first instance. 

    To Apply: For more information please visit www.minervasearch.com/bue1

    Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your experience to bue1@minervasearch.com by 21 May 2021.   For an informal conversation to discuss the role further, please contact bue1@minervasearch.com .    


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