Quality Assurance and Enhancement Manager (Apprenticeships)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2022

School/Department Education Services
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum with potential progression up to £48,855 per annum
Apply by 30/09/2022

Role Description

About the Role

Cranfield Apprenticeships are a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate level degree apprenticeships which form a significant and growing part of the taught educational opportunities offered by Cranfield University. Developed in response to the “Apprenticeship Levy” and an increasingly changing environment for alternatives to traditional university education this is a fast moving, responsive and dynamic area.  With over 1000 apprentices on programme at any one time across 15 different apprenticeship standards, this is a new and challenging role to support the quality assurance processes aligned to the apprenticeship provision and governance requirements.

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who has substantial experience of working within the apprenticeships environment to join an established QA&E team.  Working closely with the Apprenticeships Office, you will help to further embed policy and practice in line with Ofsted and ESFA requirements’.

About You

You will have sound knowledge of ESFA and Ofsted requirements and preferably experience of inspection and audit visits.  You will be familiar with degree level apprenticeships.  Experience of quality assurance processes within a Higher Education environment would be useful as we align the quality cycle of apprenticeships with that of MSc/BA/BSc accredited courses.  You will support Cranfield in the further expansion of apprenticeship portfolios and work alongside experts in the fields of leadership, management, technology and engineering.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to think strategically, and work collegiately and collaboratively to achieve a positive outcome.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Education Services provides a wide range of support to the University's Schools.  The department’s strategic objectives are to provide a professional and efficient service to the University's Schools in all of these areas.  This requires engagement at all levels within the Schools, and close liaison with other central service departments to provide a coherent student experience.

This role, line managed by the Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement, works closely with the Head of Cranfield Apprenticeships, in which team the role is embedded.

The Apprenticeships Office is a high profile team within the University that virtually draws together a wide number of our academic, learner support, administrative and marketing colleagues to provide a single, highly professional, consistent and reliable contact point between employers, learners, end point assessment organisations (EPAO) and regulators.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Paul Norris, Senior Assistant Registry by email in the first instance to (E): paul.norris@cranfield.ac.uk

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