Head of Online Programmes and Short Courses

Office of the Vice Provost (Education and Student Affairs)

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874606
  • Closes: 18th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) provides strategic leadership and direction in education, and manages major education projects with cross-institutional impact. An expanded strategic focus is investigating opportunities for UCL to deliver education through new modes and models. This set of projects incorporates fully online programmes; blended programmes; the potential for micro-credentials, and refocusing the strategic objectives for short courses (covering all delivery formats from fully online to fully face-to-face.)

The Head of Online Programmes and Short Courses will lead on the day-to-day management of the Online Programmes Offices portfolio of activity. The postholder will support the Offices objectives by developing an infrastructure within which new modes and models of educational delivery can be piloted and evaluated. The three main focuses of the job are: Project and programme management, Business planning and operations and Supporting strategic and business objectives.

The role holder will oversee a series of projects piloting and evaluating new modes and models of delivery in order to inform the future strategy of OVPESA.

This is an open ended post starting as soon as possible.

Key Requirements

The role holder should have significant experience of project and programme management – demonstrated by proven experience in successfully initiating, managing and completing complex projects in an academic, commercial or third sector environment. Should have experience of establishing business models and business planning in education, preferably related to online programmes or short course provision and understanding of the opportunities available to HEIs from new modes and models of delivery, particularly the potential of online programmes and short courses.

The role holder should have the ability to work and communicate with and command the respect of multiple parties both internal (academic, professional services, students) and external (partners, networks).

Further Details

A job description can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on “Apply Now” button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact Sonale Karadia on s.karadia@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

18 Mar 2021

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