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Academic Developer

Academic Quality and Development

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £40,927 Per Annum Full Time Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 18 July 2022
Closing Date:   Tuesday 30 August 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 September 2022
Reference:  AQD21-14

Who is Staffordshire University?   

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.   

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role  

Reporting to the Head of Academic Development, you will be working with an assigned portfolio of schools/services, you will be expected to deliver the service offering in these locations, developing an approved plan of work each year that maps on to the Academic Development departmental plan. This will also involve ownership of a cross institutional function of Academic Development work, and the development and maintenance of a specialist area to develop consistent advice across the university - supporting colleagues in Academic Development to deliver a consistent service. 

This role will be central to the University delivering continued high performance to achieve our ambition and our 2030 academic strategy. Working with key academic and professional service stakeholders, this role will facilitate bringing in new approaches to teaching and learning and implementing innovation.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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