The University of Central Lancashire is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised. The University has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan programmes and original research within a Central Lancashire environment and culture.
In 2010, the University became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2016, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.
As a member of the Faculty’s Executive Team and in conjunction with the Executive Dean and Faculty Directors, you will:
- Provide academic and operational leadership for Policing having particular regard to the student experience;
- Contribute to the formulation and implementation of strategy and policy and support the achievement of critical success factors with regards to student recruitment, retention, satisfaction, attainment and employability;
- Maintain and continuously improve the quality of delivery and content of the academic portfolio in policing;
- Secure effective relationships with professional networks linked to the academic disciplines in the Schools in the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Lancashire Law School
- Facilitate the efficient and effective deployment of resources.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To provide academic leadership for, and effective and efficient operational management of, the resources, quality assurance and financial performance of Policing;
2. To contribute to the development, formulation and implementation of Policing strategy, including policies and procedures in line with Faculty and University frameworks;
3. To promote the advancement of teaching and learning, innovation and enterprise, income generation and research within Policing;
4. To ensure the currency of provision and the design, implementation, review, delivery and assessment of the academic programmes and to facilitate the development of new and existing courses, nationally and internationally as appropriate;
5. To ensure that Policing marketing and communication mechanisms are supportive of student recruitment and retention and facilitate development of its reputation and external networks;
6. To ensure that staff within Policing are effectively managed and deliver high performance in relation to University objectives;
7. To ensure the effective and efficient use of resources in Policing to enable the University to maximise its contribution to the development and achievement of Policing and related academic areas, Faculty and University goals;
8. To contribute to the diversification of non-HEFCE income;
9. To promote a supportive, solution-focussed environment for all the activities in Policing;
10. To establish effective co-operation and collaboration with other Schools, Faculties, Services and external stakeholders;
11. To contribute to Faculty and/or University-wide initiatives;