Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Head of Education Research and Evaluation


Academic Development Unit

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Masters Degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent discipline E A/I
2 Thorough understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies E A/I
3 Knowledge of curriculum developments, contemporary teaching practices, market intelligence and resources in Higher Education and the ability to transfer this knowledge for implementation within the University E A/I
4 Knowledge of current issues and policies affecting the education sector E A/I
5 Proven planning and organisational skills E A/I
6 Excellent problem solving and analytical skills E A/I
7 Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to simplify and translate complex information for operational and strategic audiences E A/I
8 Ability to work collaboratively and independently E A/I
9 Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and to tight deadlines E A/I
10 Strong track record of use of research and data intelligence in the production of contextual reports and analysis E A/I
11 Significant experience of producing reports and presentations for different audiences, particularly senior stakeholders E A/I
12 Teaching qualification and/or Fellowship of HEA D A
13 Demonstrable engagement with scholarship, research and/or consultancy experience D A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview