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Head of Digital Education Services

WorkplaceBristol, South West England, United Kingdom

UWE Bristol enjoys an impressive list of credentials today through the hard work and dedication of the whole organisation. We have achieved this by anticipating changes in the sector, recognising increased competition, knowing what we need to do to change and setting a clear strategy right through to 2030.

We are seeking a pro-active and influential professional, who can lead and collaborate effectively with others to build and develop a new Digital Education Service. The role holder will need to be able to work in partnership with Professional Services and academic Faculties, bringing together and building upon expertise from across the university in order to ensure that digital education enriches and enhances learning, teaching and the whole student experience.

This is an exciting new role that will play a key part in ensuring the development and delivery of an innovative, student-first digital education service, ensuring that digitally enabled learning and teaching is well supported, agile and transformative. The postholder will be directly accountable to the Chief Information Officer, and will support our mission of being a leading university for outstanding practice-led and problem-based education.

About us

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Frenchay Campus: This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
• a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
• flexible working
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes
• access to employee assistance programme
• access to corporate healthcare plan
• ongoing learning and development opportunities
• family friendly policies and wellbeing support initiatives
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
• savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Contact and Address

To apply for the role, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement explaining what you would bring to the role and why you would be suitable. This should be one or two pages in length. For a full description of the role and the criteria, please see the job description.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Santi Sonderegger on 0117 328 6007 or email: santiago.sondereggerbrunouwe.ac.uk. Alternatively, please contact David Acklam on 0117 328 2368 or on david.acklamuwe.ac.uk

This is a permanent, full time post.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.


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