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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

Quality Specialist

Salary: £35,369 to £44,523 per annum dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience
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Location: Gloucester
Application Closing Date: 23/06/2017

​At the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education our mission is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world.

We are looking for a Quality Specialist to lead and support QAA's engagement and quality assurance activity across the UK higher education sector.

You will work closely with our reviewers, managing their involvement in engagement and assurance activities and ensuring they are fully apprised of their role and responsibility. You will also act as a first point of contact with designated providers and will develop and maintain an effective relationship with key contacts within the provider.

The role requires an awareness of the content, role and practical application of the baseline regulatory requirements for quality in UK higher education to enable you to be successful. Strong organisation skills and the ability to make sound judgements is essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to build, maintain and make effective use of relationships both internal and external to QAA.

This is a full-time, two year fixed-term role based in Gloucester and will involve travel throughout the UK.

If you would like an informal conversation about the post, you can contact Sally-Anne Saull, Quality and Engagement Manager on 01452 557000.

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to our HR team at vacancies@qaa.ac.uk.

Closing date: Friday 23 June 2017 12 noon.

QAA welcomes applications from people in all sections of the community and values diversity.

If you have not heard from QAA within three weeks of the closing date for this vacancy, then your application has not been successful. Please be aware that we are unable to provide feedback on individual job applications.

Job description (PDF, 143KB)

Information booklet (PDF, 1.4MB)

Ways of working (PDF, 35KB)