Academic Quality and Standards Officer (Degree Apprenticeships)

University of London

Department: Academic Registry & Council Secretariat
Salary: £41,386 – £48,414 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL32900
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 26 May 2023
Closing date: 18 June 2023

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About the role

The Academic Quality and Standards Officer (Degree Apprenticeships) provides expert support in ensuring compliance with internal and external academic quality and standards requirements in degree apprenticeship provision. They will design and manage a robust quality assurance framework for degree apprenticeship provision, including development of new policies and procedures. The role also has responsibility for elements of provision related to collaborative and accredited programmes. They work closely with academic and professional services departments, ensuring that apprenticeship programmes are compliant with the expectations of the Office for Students, Ofsted, ESFA, and other relevant bodies.

About you

This role would suit an applicant with demonstrable experience in academic assurance, policy research and drafting, proactive committee servicing, and programme development and review with an understanding of the higher education context. You work well independently and as part of a team, and have strong communication skills and an ability to communicate policies and good practice to diverse key stakeholders and to ensure compliance. Please refer to the Job Pack for full details of the requirements of the role.

About the Directorate

Governance and Legal Services comprises expert teams in governance, compliance, policy, casework and legal, working with a common purpose to protect the University’s interests whilst enabling innovation and the achievement of the University’s objectives.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at Department W in London. It is a full-time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range £41,386 – £48,414 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Simon Hayter, Head of Academic Quality and Standards: [email protected]

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The closing date for applications is 18th June 2023.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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