Higher Education Academy - Job Description
Job Title Academic Development Officer (Accreditation & Consultancy)
Salary band: Academy Grade E-F
Location: The post is York based working in the Teacher Excellence area. However,
there may be some UK-wide travel and direct working with higher
education institutions and key individuals across the sector.
Job purpose To provide specific academic input and programme coordination to ensure
services and other aspects of the Academy’s work are successfully delivered
against the operating plan.
Principal To provide academic input to key areas of work across the services delivered by
Responsibilities the team. This work may include organisation of workshops, delivery of sessions
at workshops, development of learning and teaching resources and case studies,
editing of resources produced by others, cataloguing resources and making them
available on the HEA website.
To maintain a portfolio of teaching and/or research in collaboration with a
nominated HEI as agreed with the Head of the team.
To promote and market services of the teacher excellence area.
To support the development of the HEAs accreditation service and manage and
support the demand for institutional services in this area.
To support the HEA programme of Learning and Teaching Consultancy in relation
to Teacher Excellence.
To act as point of contact for specific consultancy work and provide project
management support for consultancy to ensure timely delivery of quality outputs
To support academic leads in theme and subject teams to maintain networks of
contacts related to the area of focus.
To promote cross- theme and disciplinary activities within the HEA by working
closely with Academic Development Officers from other Academic Services and
Subject Teams on cross-cutting themes.
Any other duties commensurate with the grade.
Responsible to: An Academic Lead within the team.
Responsible The post holder may be required to line manage administrators and/or temporary
Working Internal – with colleagues across the HEA
External – with HEIs, professional bodies and other agencies as appropriate.
Experience Experience of teaching in HE. Experience of undertaking subject-
Experience of developing based or pedagogic research in an
networks and managing HEI and interacting with the work of
productive relationships. HEA Subject Centre(s).
Experience of providing Experience of supervising and
information, advice and guidance managing others.
to individuals and groups and Experience of building teams and
ensuring appropriate signposting. team working.
Experience of presenting Experience of budgeting and general
information and data in formats financial management.
for a range of audiences, including Significant and substantial1 teaching
report writing skills. experience in HE.
Experience of quality Experience of developing and
enhancement/assurance practices working with strategies for learning
which support excellent student and teaching.
Experience of developing and
presenting workshops and
Experience of managing academic
related projects, programmes and
Knowledge and Knowledge of UK higher A higher degree or equivalent or a
understanding education and the sector’s current commitment to achieve such within
issues. an agreed timeframe.
Knowledge of the key challenges PG Certificate in Higher Education
and academic development issues (or equivalent) or a commitment to
affecting the role’s area of achieve such within an agreed
Good knowledge of effective
teaching and learning practices.
Knowledge of key trends and
developments in the enhancement
of the student learning experience
Skills Excellent verbal and written Project management skills and
communication skills. experience.
Substantial = volume of teaching. Significant = development, delivery and assessment of teaching and learning
outcomes not work merely work incidental to these areas.
Ability to work as part of a
team and independently,
undertaking a high level of
personal responsibility and
initiative as required within the
Ability to manage demanding
workloads including working to
conflicting deadlines whilst
maintaining attention to detail.
An enterprising approach, able
to identify and help exploit
opportunities that align with
the Academy’s mission.
Ability to exploit networks of
HE contacts appropriate to the
Evidence of research skills.
Excellent computer skills,
including use of MS Office
packages (Excel, Word,