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Associate Head of Secondary & Further Education – ITT

Secondary Education

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £60,305 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 May 2021
Reference:  EHM0228-0421

About You

An enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient professional, you will be a key player in fulfilling the vision and ambitions of the Department of Secondary and Further Education. You will have the communication skills and expertise to build relationships and positively engage with and influence both diverse stakeholder groups and colleagues within the organisation. 

You will have experience of developing, managing and quality assuring ITE programmes, initiatives and courses. You are adaptable, engaging and have high levels of emotional intelligence.

You will have demonstrable experience and expertise in teacher education, with the ability to see and nurture the links between research, practice and knowledge exchange, and a commitment to positive change and impact outside academia.

About the Role 

Working to the Head of Department, you will take a key responsibility for the strategic and operational planning related to Initial Teacher Education in the department, which includes internal leadership for the preparation of Ofsted inspections, ITE curriculum development and design and quality management. In addition to working closely with the Head of Department, you will also enjoy a collaborative working relationship with the Head of Partnership Development and other senior colleagues. 


Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor David Aldridge (Head of Secondary & Further Education) at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

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