College Director and Principal. Job in Keele E-Nursery Jobs

  • Job Reference: 419285870-2
  • Date Posted: 10 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Navitas Limited
  • Location: Keele, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a College Director and Principal to join us at Keele University International College (KUIC)!
Keele University International College (KUIC) is the latest addition to our fast-growing UK portfolio. In partnership with Keele University, the CDP will build the strategy for the college and the partnership from the ground up, driving student recruitment and contributing to the internationalisation strategy of the university. As a new 'start up', the CDP will have an entrepreneurial approach, being both strategic as well as hands-on with operations, growing and motivating a high performing team. This is an excellent opportunity to make this role your own and make a real impact within Navitas.
Reporting to the Executive General Manager, the CDP leads the Business Unit (BU) team, covering Strategic Planning and Growth, Finance, Teaching & Learning, Marketing & Admissions, Student & Academic Services. You will create and sustain a positive workplace culture underpinned by the Navitas values. You are the custodian of the BU's strategic plan, academic quality, compliance, and day to day operations. The CDP holds accountability for meeting the BU's recruitment and EBITDA targets, leading on new product development, and ensuring cost effective practices are in place. To achieve this the CDP is expected to lead the BU's growth agenda, working effectively with the University Partner and Navitas global networks, and contributing to broader divisional initiatives as required.
Strategic Planning / Finance:
- Lead on the development and execution of the BU's strategic sales and marketing framework, aligning closely with the University Partners and global Navitas network to deliver:
- 5-year vision
- 2-year Action plan
- 1-year budgets
- Drive the BU P&L to deliver EBITDA targets, with clear accountability to deliver sales plans & targets.
- Lead on Marketing and Admissions, shaping and liaising with the University Partner's International Office, and the global Navitas recruitment network to develop tactics & strategies to meet recruitment targets.
- Monitor and report on relevant KPIs on the BU's financial performance.
- Manage the BU funds and commercial agreements in accordance with delegations of authority.
- Lead on business development initiatives that contribute positively to the BU's EBITDA
University Partner Relations:
- Ensure high levels of partnership satisfaction, through formal governance processes as well as ongoing and regular interaction with University stakeholders.
- Liaise with University Partner faculties, schools, departments and the Quality Office with respect to matters embedded in the formal Recognition Agreement
- Ensure the BU adheres to all conditions as set out in the University Partner Recognition Agreement and Collaborative Operations Manual (COM)
Quality, Compliance and Risk:
- Ensure the BU maintains strict compliance with regulatory frameworks such as OFS, UKVI, CMA, GDPR, DBS, HMRC, Safeguarding and Prevent, achieving positive outcomes from internal and external audits.
- Monitor & manage risk at BU/UP level, adhering to reporting requirements for Audit & Risk team
- Oversee all staffing policies and procedures, ensuring adherence with regulatory frameworks and company policies.
- Ensure Performance Development Plans are in place for all staff, with clear & measurable KPIs.
- Ensure effective workforce and succession planning, identifying high performers, and creating talent retention plans
- Actively promote the company's global and divisional vision
BU Operations, Academic Quality & Student Experience:
- Ensure a formal record of BU business is maintained with action plans, annual reports, and minuted Senior Management Team meetings
- Oversee academic quality and student outcomes, ensuring the BU meets academic KPIs inclusive of pass, progression and retention rates, and maintains close alignment with the University Partner on matters related to the annual Tracer Study.
- Ensure the BU provides a range of learning opportunities to students that are compatible with the QAA Quality Code and OfS requirements.
- Oversee the Module Panel and Progression Boards
- Manage the relationship with External Examiners
- Ensure all BU Policies and Regulations (CPRs) are reviewed, up to date, and in accordance with global and divisional policies.
- Lead, and ensure the successful execution of, the BU planning process, inclusive of the Learning and Teaching Plan, Continuous Enhancement Plan, Annual Programme Review and the HER (QAA) Action Plan to meet the OfS regulatory requirements.
College Director and Principal Requirements:
- Degree level or above, with 5+ years leadership experience, preferably in an HE or similar environment.
- Significant proven experience of leading and delivering strategies for expansion and organisational change.
- Experience of working in a regulated environment requiring high level of compliance
- Proven experience of building and developing high performing teams.
- A track record of setting, responding to, and successfully delivering challenging performance targets through robust quality management procedures.
- Experience of successfully developing and sustaining key relationships both internally and externally.
- Proven ability to grow an organisation while retaining quality in its core provision and services.
- High level of commercial acumen, with the ability to manage resources, scrutinise finances, and address risk for the College.
- Entrepreneurial spirit, matched with an ability to identify and develop new opportunities to enhance the College's reputation, brand, status, and growth potential.
- Excellent negotiating and influencing skills with the presence and credibility to represent the College effectively, whilst demonstrating necessary political awareness and flexibly with stakeholders.
- Ability to spot market opportunities and positively contribute to discussions around new methods of generating leads and improving conversions.
- Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills, communicating clearly with staff, students, and stakeholders from a diverse range of cultural and educational backgrounds.
- Willingness to travel and work non-standard hours as reasonably required to fulfil role
- Experience in working in the international student pathway sector.
- Experience of working in a matrix organisation.
- Project management experience.
About the Company:
Navitas is one of the world's largest and most successful education providers, offering life-changing study opportunities to tens of thousands of students and professionals every year. With 120 institutions in 31 countries and thousands of staff based throughout the world, Navitas is a truly global entity and provides outstanding career opportunities to ambitious, talented and motivated people.
If you think you are suitable for this College Director and Principal role then please, apply now!
Closing Date: 29/11/21