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Head of Quality Assurance
Location(s) London
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 19-Jun-2019
Job Description

The Institute of Ismaili Studies  

Head of Quality Assurance

Located in central London, but working globally, the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) undertakes research, produces publications and runs educational programmes that promote scholarship in previously marginalised areas of the study of Islam. The IIS is a registered charity and works on a highly interdisciplinary basis, partnering with several institutions of learning, including SOAS, University of London, and the Institute of Education, University College London.

The IIS is looking to appoint a Head of Quality Assurance to take responsibility for developing the Quality Assurance and Evaluation Unit. Working closely with the senior management team, comprising the Co-Director and Heads of Department, this will include leading the Unit to support the efficient running of the Institute’s graduate programmes and organisational practice, so that they are compliant with the regulatory frameworks within the HE sector.

Crucial to this role will be the managing of stakeholder relationships - the Head of Quality Assurance will represent the Institute on all issues concerned with Quality Assurance and Evaluation (including Teaching and Learning) both internally and externally, while supporting the development of effective working relationships with a range of external partners, agencies and statutory bodies who influence the Institute’s quality assurance agenda and practice. This is an exciting opportunity for the incoming individual to assist the IIS in realising its strategic ambitions through preparing it to apply for Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

The successful candidate will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) with an in-depth knowledge of academic administration and quality assurance (OfS and QAA) regulations and their practical application in HE in the UK. The incumbent will have high levels of personal organisational skill with the ability to nurture effective working relationships with key stakeholders.

Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a brief covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification. Please apply online at (Job Vacancies link)

To download additional information from The Institute of Ismaili Studies’ recruitment partners Society, please click here.

For an informal conversation on this position, please contact Kerry Wallace via email on

The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to 27 August 2019.

An initial longlist of candidates will be invited to meet with Society during late-July. A final shortlist will then be taken forward to direct conversations with the Institute’s Board of Trustees in mid-August.

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