Deputy Director (Academic Practice Directorate) and Head of Digital Learning

United Kingdom
May 29, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
About Us 
It’s an exciting time to be joining UWE. With Strategy 2020 now fully underway we are making major investments on 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 
We are seeking a highly experienced and skilled academic leader as Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will support the Director, Prof. Elizabeth Cleaver, to develop the work and reach of the APD and to enable it to grow as a centre of excellence. The role holder will also lead the University’s portfolio of digital learning developments, activities and projects and work directly with UWE’s Information Technology Service, Business Intelligence team, Strategic Programmes Office and faculty-based technology-enhanced learning teams. 

About You 
You will be an established leader in the field of digital and technology-enhanced learning in higher education, ready to take the next step in your career. You will have extensive team and project leadership experience with a proven ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop cross-institutional teams. While a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of technologies used in learning and teaching is essential, you will also have excellent understanding of pedagogic and quality assurance approaches and processes in University settings and the benefits and opportunities that digital tools and platforms can bring to these. 

1. A first degree and relevant higher degree 
2. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and/or another relevant professional membership e.g. CMALT 

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

Other benefits, in addition to salary: 
  • 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. 

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 mindset. 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:

Shortlisting will be taking place 2 July and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at UWE’s Frenchay Campus on 17 July 2018.

Closing date 22 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: 1728597.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs