The incumbent will be a very experienced and dynamic professional with a solid background in education who will be responsible for the direction, coordination and delivery of all academic activities at ICTheatre Brighton. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for the quality of program delivery, as well as student success and progression rates. ICTheatre is a professional college and an ability to understand and effectively manage creative professional artists is vital.
You must be a team player and used to working under tight deadlines and ensuring that both staff and students are able to meet rigorous standards of educational excellence.
This position reports directly to the College Director, but will be supported by the Executive Director of ICTheatre Performing Arts and members of the broader executive team.
Essential criteria for the applicant
Relevant experience in higher education management
Knowledge of UK higher education contexts and settings
Experience in managing large teams
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Strong experience in delivering quality teaching and learning, including a teaching qualification
Ability to work with complex administrative tasks and systems such as scheduling and exam procedures
Strong level of computer skills including Excel, Word, etc.
Desirable criteria for the candidate
Excellent performing arts skills and industry experience
Experience in project management
Working knowledge of the contemporary performing arts industry internationally and in the UK
Management and delivery of the study program
Responsible for the management and coordination of all course leaders, keynote speakers and lecturers, as it relates to program delivery
Lead and support all members of the teaching team in upholding the ethics and mission of ICTheatre to ensure a performing arts education that will enable all students to establish successful careers in the domain.
Work with teaching teams from other ICTheater campuses to ensure parity, oversee the quality of the offering and provide mentoring support
Direct online management of course managers and teaching staff in the ICTheatre
Ensure the highest quality of delivery for all study programs in accordance with the requirements of ICTheatre’s educational partners
Support the creation and management of the scheduling process, providing approved, student-centered schedules for all courses
Ensure that all lectures are covered by the appropriate teaching staff, including arranging assistant tutors if necessary
Ensure that all staff are trained and supported in the use of ICTheatre VLE systems
Support course managers to ensure that new teacher onboarding procedures are followed, including GDPR protection and training
Work with the education team to improve systems and communication (e.g. production of newsletters for faculty, engagement, etc.)
Support teaching staff by creating feedback spaces and responding to requests for assistance from teachers
· Production and management of the teaching budget, the guest budget in class and the tutorial budget
Review monthly payment requests, faculty invoices and overtime claims
Guarantee the quality of teaching and learning
Ensure that all members of the teaching team are observed and promote the development of strong teaching and learning strategies to ensure the full engagement and success of all students
Oversee and be responsible for review and assessment modalities in accordance with published ICTheatre procedures, certification body and partner requirements, including: scheduling, assignment notes, feedback on evaluation, scoring, moderation and repeats
Coordinate the ICTheatre PGCert engagement in collaboration with the PGCert team
Work closely with the ICTheatre ADQA team (academic development and quality assurance) to ensure that all courses are delivered in accordance with agreed policies and procedures
Contribute to committee meetings within the academic structure of the group on strategic and operational decisions
Oversee the annual review of all programs and submit monitoring documentation and action plans to the Director / Head of Berlin College as required
Supervise and enter the manuals and manuals of the ES
Quality of the student experience
Ensure that all students have access to regular academic, professional and pastoral tutorials in accordance with the tutoring policy
· Work with the ICTheatre administration team to monitor attendance and respond quickly to absenteeism.
Develop and promote a biannual program of ICTheatre extracurricular events
Work with the Head of Student Services and Course Leaders to monitor learner satisfaction levels, including obtaining student feedback through regular satisfaction surveys, focus groups, SRFs and commissions studies, providing reports and action plans as needed
Quality Assurance and Annual Monitoring
Oversee the completion of the college’s annual monitoring report and action plan, including providing guidance and support to course leaders in creating annual reports for course leaders
Work with course leaders to respond to reports from external reviewers
Support the development of course documentation in consultation with other ICTheatre colleagues and to be approved by the academic committee
Ensure the accuracy of course documentation available through ICTheatre VLE
Represent ICTheatre on group-wide committees as needed
Produce statistical reports as needed
Assessment and exams
Support the ICTheatre exam teams to ensure that accurate and timely data is provided to the exam boards, and that all relevant academic tasks and requirements are met, as applicable
· Liaise with student support professionals to support learners with additional learning support needs.
Support moderation procedures in collaboration with all course leaders and the exam team (including assisting with the scoring and moderation process during peak periods)
Provide guidance and training on grading and moderation procedures for teaching staff
Maintain an up-to-date understanding of IC THEATER and partner evaluation regulations
Work with the higher education administrator to ensure accurate recording of student enrollment and assessment data, including module choices
NB: This is not a complete statement of all the duties and responsibilities of this position. The incumbent may be required to perform other tasks related to the nature of the post, as instructed and in agreement with his supervisor.
We are committed to establishing a culture of inclusiveness across the BIMM Institute, so that we truly represent the diversity of our students and the creative industries, both in what we teach and in the way we work. We encourage applications from black and ethnic minority applicants who are under-represented in our organization.
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