Associate Director of Academic Practice University of the West of England United Kingdom

Associate Director of Academic Practice


£58,655 - £60,410 – Full-time


About Us


It's an exciting time to be joining UWE. With Strategy 2020 now fully underway we are making major investments in our key strategic priority area: outstanding learning. The Academic Practice Directorate (APD) works across the university to engage and support our academic communities in the design and delivery of outstanding programmes and outstanding academic practice.


About the Role


The new Associate Director of Academic Practice will join a growing team, providing expert leadership, advice and support for learning and teaching enhancement activities. As well as leading and contributing to cross-University strategic projects and programmes, our Associate Directors are hands-on: providing operational support for academic staff and students through team development events (generic and bespoke) and mentoring and coaching activities.


About You


You will be an established leader with a proven track record of programme-level curricular development and innovation, extensive experience of working with and leading programme teams and a sustained record of engagement in scholarship and enquiry in a relevant area of practice. Experienced at working with staff and students at all levels within a University setting, you will have the negotiation, facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills to make our strategic priorities a reality across the institution.


First stage Skype interviews are scheduled to take place on 25 June 2018. Following this, shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at UWE’s Frenchay Campus on 10 July 2018.


You will have:-




1. Senior or Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (or a demonstrable track record of impact and achievements that would ensure a successful claim for Senior or Principal Fellow within 1 year of appointment).

2. A higher degree in a relevant subject area.




1. A recognised higher education teaching qualification.


Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.


In addition to progressive pay rates UWE Bristol offers a wide range of other benefits, including:


• A generous holiday allowance of 35 days.

• Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;

• Flexible working;

• Excellent defined benefit pension schemes;

• Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;

• Family friendly policies;

• Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

• Option to purchase childcare vouchers.


This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol. The post will require some travel to UWE’s other campuses.


UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.


We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.


Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mind-set. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK


If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Elizabeth Cleaver on 0117 32 81568 or email to:


Closing date: 14 June 2018


UWE is committed to equality and values diversity; to work for an employer that aspires to achieve excellence through inclusion, please visit:  using reference: 1725678.

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