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Head of Academic English

InstitutionHeriot-Watt University
Job TypeOpen-ended

Job Details

Post of Head of Academic English
This key role is responsible for contributing to the strategic development of the University’s portfolio of Academic English programmes and leading on operational delivery.
A primary element of the role will be in leading the business development of the University’s Academic English portfolio across all University campuses. Online delivery will be a key element of developing this portfolio.
You will lead and coordinate the delivery of a wide variety of English Language programmes across the institution, which will vary in location of delivery, academic level and duration of study. From managing the University’s range of on-campus pre-degree English Language programmes to overseeing and developing our successful and recently revised online provision in this area, the role will allow you to develop your career in a dynamic and truly global higher education environment.
You will be expected to engage at a senior level both internally and externally and act as an ambassador for Heriot-Watt University in working with key international partners.
The role will also have specific responsibilities for providing expert specialist support and advice to Academic Schools in the area of curriculum development to support in-sessional English language provision.
The post-holder will work closely with teams in the following areas to optimise delivery and results:
• Academic schools: Portfolio and Curriculum Development
• Market Research & Analysis: Portfolio development, international market research
• Prospect Journey Team: Enquiries Management, Admissions, CRM
• Marketing: Brand, Web Presence, Marketing Collateral, Events
• International Development: Global partners, institutional agreements
Profile of Role Holder
Educated to degree level or above, with a professional qualification in ELT Management and/or TEFL, you will have exceptional knowledge of leading the successful delivery of pre-degree English Language programmes in the Higher Education environment. You will have detailed understanding of University sector challenges and opportunities in this area, which you will keep constantly updated.
You will be strategic in your approach and able to influence senior decision makers through concise and clear articulation of the environment and the University’s place in it. Resilient yet structured in your work, you can work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst ensuring priorities are aligned to strategic imperatives.

Job Salary & Benefits

£51,034 – £59,135

Further Information

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:

Embracing diversity at Heriot-Watt University means we can select from the broadest pool to find the best person for the job – we encourage you to apply.
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Closing Date25/11/2020
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