Associate Director (Academic Quality Assurance) at King’s College London

June 5, 2024

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Job Description

The Associate Director (Academic Quality Assurance) will lead the key strategic area of assuring the quality of the University’s provision across its faculties. Providing a pivotal role in working with colleagues in the Students & Education Directorate and those based in faculties.   

This role will spearhead efforts to uphold and enhance the quality, integrity, and effectiveness of our academic provision. Working closely with colleagues the Academic Quality Division and Quality Managers based in the University’s faculties to provide support and resources for the development of the quality assurance framework, including training for those involved in these activities. They will use an evidence-based approach to quality assurance to enable the University to meet its external commitments and deliver a consistent student experience.

We are looking for an individual who shares our aspirations and our values, who is comfortable working strategically and operationally, who understands how to deliver support and services to students and other end-users, and who is equipped to work in a high volume, complex and fast-paced environment.  

Associate Directors have operational responsibility for a defined portfolio of education and student professional services, as:

  • a divisional lead within the Students and Education Directorate;
  • the professional services education and students lead within an academic faculty; or
  • the lead of defined function-wide transformation initiatives.

The Associate Directors work within and across teams and functions, engaging with a wide-range of colleagues across King’s to drive a positive and transformative impact on the student experience. This includes ensuring: 

  • that services are delivered efficiently and consistently across King’s;
  • the mutual role of service users and those delivering services are understood so that the services deliver value and impact;
  • the key measures of service effectiveness reflect the reality on the ground;
  • the mutual dependencies of services across and within functions are managed to embed a culture of service, transparency and continuous improvement across King’s.

Associate Directors will have an excellent understanding of the priorities, cultures, and pressures of a research-led university, and of academic processes and the structure of the academic year.

We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

This is a full time, and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

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