Head of Department Initial Teacher Training and Education
University of East London
Role Managed by:
Isaac Castella McDonald
t: 020 3928 7357
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 13/02/2023
UEL is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are implementing our Vision 2028 strategy, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference in student, graduate, and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively. Now in year four of this ten-year Vision, we have already made significant progress, including being ranked 1st in the UK for reducing inequalities according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
Playing a key part in this Vision, the School of Education and Communities is an innovative and supportive school with a strong research culture and a reputation for providing responsive solutions to diverse educational needs. We are committed to maintaining high standards in all areas and play a key role in the provision of education and social work services throughout East London and beyond. Following the retirement of the current Head of the Department, we are seeking an exceptional colleague to lead the Department of Initial Teacher Education and Development. Responsible for leading the provision of our Initial Teacher Education Courses, including the delivery of the ITT curriculum across all phases, and managing OFSTED and DfE compliance, you will also support the ongoing development of our post-qualifying and professional development courses.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to fill this key leadership role. Ideally educated to postgraduate degree level, you will be expected to have Qualified Teacher Status, experience teaching in at least one phase, and preferably experience in a senior leadership role in schools or Universities. Experience in teaching/supervising students in Higher or Further Education, as well as the ability to adapt to meet students’ expectations, is essential. You will have a strong commitment to the enhancement of teaching, student experience, progression and an ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own work/resources and the work/resources of others to ensure that student needs are met.
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing professional qualifications and experience, accompanied by a Covering letter, describing briefly how candidates meet the candidate specification outlined in this document, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role.
The closing date for applications is Monday 13th February 2023. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Isaac Castella McDonald (Research Associate) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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