The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.
To support our work we are recruiting to the following role :
Subject Network Leader: Humanities, Education and Gaelic (0.6 FTE) (Internal Applications)
|Please note||This role is currently only available to internal applicants.|
|Salary range||£42,621 - £49,412 per annum pro rata|
|Duration||Fixed term until September 2019|
|Working hours||21 hours per week|
|Location||Negotiable within the UHI partnership|
|Closing Date||Sunday 17 June 2018|
The Subject Network Leaders will have overall responsibility for the management of the curriculum in their subject network. They will develop, implement and maintain a subject network operational plan which is grounded within Faculty, Academic Partner and University strategic plans and priorities.
They will be responsible for the development, delivery, enhancement and quality of academic provision for their subject network, framed within the academic structures and strategic priorities of UHI. This will include implementing, monitoring and reporting on agreed key performance indicators for the subject network.
A key part of the role will be to liaise with Academic Partners to ensure that the operational direction of the subject network is appropriate to all stakeholder needs, and to encourage effective working within, and relationships between, teams of academic and professional service staff working across the UHI network. Subject network leaders liaise closely with programme leaders operating within the subject network, and from time to time with module leaders on particular issues.
Subject Network Leaders must have at least three years’ successful experience as a Higher Education teaching practitioner within a relevant subject discipline, including management of a range of aspects of the HE student experience, including curriculum development and quality management.
A first degree or equivalent in a subject discipline within the subject network’s academic portfolio is essential, as is a proven track record of personal professional development in relation to teaching and/or scholarly activity.
Subject Network Leaders will have the academic and professional credibility to lead, motivate and develop teams of staff, and to ensure effective working within and across teams.
Subject Network Leaders will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, influencing, oral and written communication skills with a diverse range of staff and stakeholders at all levels. They will have the ability to work with diplomacy and tact within a complex organisation, and to manage competing demands. A demonstrable commitment to the mission and vision of UHI is essential.
Applications for this post are currently restricted to existing executive office and academic partner employees only.
Interviews will be held on a date yet to be confirmed, in Inverness.
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