Faculty Operations Manager

Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)


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Activate Learning is a pioneering education group which exists to transform lives through learning. The Faculty of Academic and Professional Studies is now recruiting for a Faculty Operations Manager.
Working closely with the Faculty Director of Curriculum Design and the Faculty Operations Manager, this is an important and high-profile role to support both the development of the Faculty Coordinator team and the faculty leadership team. The role holder will be responsible for leading the implementation and compliance of the educational functions of the Faculty. You will provide operational leadership support and deal with the demands of a geographically disperse team.
This is a full time, permanent position based at the Oxford campus. Travel to other campuses will be required at times.

What do you need to be successful in this role?
The ability to both lead and develop, and work as part of a team, is crucial. The successful candidate will be comfortable with taking an operational lead and delivering outstanding support to ensure good compliance of the faculty team. You will:
Have line management experience
Be driven and self-motivated
Have a track record in driving up standards and a solution focussed approach to problem solving.
We are looking for a diligent and dedicated individual who has the ability to develop and drive continuous improvement within a dynamic team. It is critical that the successful candidate has excellent organisational skills, the ability to influence others and to work diplomatically to resolve complex situations. Previous experience of working in an FE environment would be an advantage.

What are the benefits of this role?
There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.
We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?
At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.
We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before any advertised closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing disabled people and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We guarantee to offer an interview to all applicants with a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for a role. We will anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work. If you require an accessible format please contact us.


Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)



Ends on 18 Oct 2020

4 months ago