Academic Director

Spurgeon's College

Spurgeon's College is looking to appoint a dynamic Academic Director to provide academic management and leadership within the College, especially as it seeks university title. The Academic Director will be responsible for delivering academic enhancements that build on our national and international reputation in theological education and across an expanding higher education provision. Working with other members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) the Academic Director will play a key role in the College’s developing role as it exercises its awarding and validating authority.

The Academic Director, working with the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, will be responsible for the quality and standards of higher education (HE) and non-HE programmes and create an excellent student experience across all disciplines in these programmes. Ensuring a strong focus on student attainment for all students in recognising our diverse student population.

By forging strong partnerships within higher education in the UK, particularly with regard to the provision of theological at university level, the Academic Director will optimise and realise opportunities for growth. The successful candidate will champion the transformational impact that education and knowledge can have on individuals, communities and society, and ensure that the College’s mission is at the heart of everything Spurgeon’s is and does.

The candidate will have the opportunity to teach and to have one day a week ring fenced for research.

The candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of the College community.

It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a Christian.

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How to apply for the job

Your application should include:

  • A letter of application of no more than two A4 pages outlining your suitability for the post and in particular addressing the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification. As an internal recruitment process, and given your knowledge of the College, please also include details of how you would fulfil the role and organise the academic staff team at the College.  
  • A current and CV giving details of higher education and/or professional qualifications and employment history.
  • Completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Applications should be sent by email, in confidence, to Mrs Sophie Ellis at

Spurgeon's College

Job Location Type
London, GB
£51,500.00 pa
academic director senior management team
Full Time
Fri, 28/06/2024
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