Deputy Head of Education Policy and Quality - AD2519NB

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 May 2024

Start Date: As soon as possible

We are seeking a Deputy Head of Education Policy and Quality to manage a number of key workstreams within our team which forms part of the Education and Student Experience professional services unit. As well as deputising for the Head of Education Policy and Quality, you will support  senior colleagues to deliver new and ongoing elements of our Education and Student Experience Strategies, with a particular focus on the policy and regulations governing the University’s postgraduate research educational provision. You will identify and implement enhancements to the University’s education provision using data and research to inform these and conducting reviews of educational policy and process.

This role would suit a self-starter with an interest in policy development and delivering outcomes which support strategic goals. The successful applicant will be a member of, and in some instances, lead a number of working groups involving interaction with a wide range of stakeholders from students to senior academics internally and at partner institutions including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:  

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Financial contribution to relocation
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff, access to training and development opportunities including LinkedIn Learning, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives including membership of Peppy , a health application that connects staff to expert practitioners and personalized support on health matters

This post will be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge, a state-of-the-art working environment for professional services units.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Nicola Milton, Head of Education Policy and Quality, email: [email protected]    

Please see the Further Particulars; section “How to Apply”, for full application requirements.  

Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.    

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience and form a central pillar of the University Strategy. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

Closing Date: 30 May 2024  

Please quote ref: AD2519NB                   

Further Particulars: AD2519NB FPs.doc

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