The School of Psychology at the University of East London is one of the largest in the UK and has a long-standing leading position in the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate professional training spanning from traditional specialisms to new and pioneering pathways into psychological practice. This is complemented by a strong research profile, commitment to research informed teaching and to promoting a culture of scholarly activities across the academic year. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the school was ranked joint first in the UK for impact of research showcasing our academic expertise and its real-world relevance.
The School’s Psychology Department offers a wide portfolio of highly reputable professional training programmes: BSC Hons in Counselling, 3 Professional Doctorate Programmes (Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychology), 6 Master Programmes (Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; Counselling & Psychotherapy; Integrative Counselling and Coaching, Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Business Psychology, and Humanitarian Intervention), and from September 2021, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching Supervision and a Postgraduate Certificate in Strengths-Based CBT.
This role will involve leading and managing the Professional Psychology Department so that it realises its potential and delivers excellence in the full portfolio of academic programmes and activities, within the context of the operation and strategic development of the School.
You will be part of the School Management Team and will work closely with the Dean of School, the Director of Education & Experience, the Director of Impact & Innovation, and the Director of Career & Enterprise, to deliver the School’s KPIs and an outstanding student experience within a robust research environment.
The University of East London is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are implementing our Vision 2028 strategy, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contribute to the formation of School strategy and plans through engagement with the Dean of School and colleagues;
- Ensure delivery of the Department’s contribution to School and University strategic plans;
- Support and develop academic leadership in the department and wider community;
- Effective management of all staff in the Department to ensure excellent teaching and learning as well as research;
- Responsible for Assessment in the Department Area (examinations, coursework, etc.);
- Responsible for responding to External Examiners’ comments and reports and for nominating appropriate Department Area external examiners for consideration for appointment;
- Responsible for quality assurance, enhancement and standards in the Department Area;
- Ensure that all teaching is timetabled within agreed guidelines;
- Appropriately and effectively manage the Departmental budget;
- Ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental practice in the Department complies with University policy and regulations;
- Ensure effective representation of the Department’s interests within and outside the University;
- Ensure that the activities of the Department are undertaken in accordance with the governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University;
- Actively promoting equality and diversity, in accordance with UEL’s equality and diversity policies;
- Liaise with professional bodies and other outside organisations as required by the Dean of School;
- Any other duties appropriate to the role, as designated by the Dean of School.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
- First Degree in Psychology conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society and Doctorate or PhD in Psychology or relevant discipline (A/C)
- Registration as Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC) or as practitioner in Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited membership or UKCP registration) (C)
- Fellowship of the HEA (C)
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience of leading and managing teams in HE (A/I/P)
- Substantial experience of programme development in the relevant subject area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (A/I/P)
- Experience in developing and implementing successful accreditations for UG and/or PG programmes (A)
- Experience of quality assurance and review procedures (A)
- Experience of successful submissions of key metric surveys, such as TEF, NSS, PTES, DLHE (A/I)
- A track record of working with external partners (A/C)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to engage in strategic planning (A/I)
- Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills (I)
- Ability to work and deliver against deadlines (I)
- Ability to motivate, mentor and support others (I)
- A track record of successful research and/or professional practice and consultancy (A)
OTHER ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
- Commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities issues within a diverse and multicultural environment (I)
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